Added on 09/07/2013
Asia , Barak Obama , Democracy , Egypt , Egyptian revolution , Elections , Government of Egypt , Hosni Mubarak , Islam in Egypt , Islamism , Legitimacy , Middle East , Morsi , Muslim Brotherhood , Politics , Politics of Egypt , President , Shura Council , Supreme Council of the Armed Forces , Syria , United States
HANI SHURKALLAH, TABSIR: How could the people of Egypt support the parody of democracy that the Muslim Brotherhood had established?
Added on 25/01/2013
Common Ground News Service
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz , Asia , Entertainment/Culture , King , Politics of Saudi Arabia , Saudi Arabia , Shura , Shura Council , Thoraya Obaid , Women , Women's rights in Saudi Arabia
MAHA AKEEL, CGNEWS: The appointment of 30 extremely well-qualified women to the Shura Council is just the latest in a string of recent achievements for Saudi women.
Added on 02/11/2012
Activist , Hind Aleryani , Lebanon , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Women , Women's issues
CROSSROADS ARABIA: An issue that usually raises the strongest opposition among liberals – ID Cards – has seen Saudi women take a divergent view
Added on 27/06/2012
Abdullah , Al Watan , Eman Al-Nafjan , London , Maryland , Middle East , Norah Al-Faiz , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Twitter , United Kingdom , United States , Women's issues
AHMED AL OMRAN: The controversy surrounding Norah Al Faiz’s wearing of the niqab seems endless. What’s the significance?
Added on 08/03/2012
Rob L. Wagner
Abdullah , America , Arab Spring , Asia , Bahrain , Civil society , Constituent Assembly , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Essam Sharaf , Europe , Gulf Cooperation Council , Human Rights Watch , Iraq , Iraqi parliament , Islamic Ennahda Party , Islamic party , Isobel Coleman , Kosovo , Kuwait , Leila Ben Ali , Libya , Middle East , Morocco , Nasser Al-Missned , National Assembly , National Transitional Council , North America , Prime Minister , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Syria , The Financial Times , Tunisia , United Arab Emirates , Women , Women's issues
ROB L. WAGNER: They played a leading role in the early stages of the Arab Spring. But have women seen concrete benefits yet?
Added on 22/02/2012
Common Ground News Service
Abdullah , Austria , Booz & Company , Employment , Gulf Cooperation Council , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Technology , Women , Women's issues
LULUA ASAAD, CGNEWS: Here’s a shocking statistic – 60% of Saudi women with a Phd are unemployed. What’s to be done?
Added on 17/02/2012
James M. Dorsey
Associated Press , Basketball , Brunei , Christoph Wilcke , Dalma Rushdi Malhas , Dammam , Human rights , Human Rights Watch , International Olympic Committee , Kings United , London , Los Angeles Times , Manal Al Sharif , Olympics , Qatar , Riyadh , Saudi , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Soccer , The Los Angeles Times , woman athlete , Women
JAMES M. DORSEY: Saudi accused of kowtowing to conservative Muslim clerics who claim female sports are “steps of the devil” – Human Rights Watch.
Added on 24/12/2011
Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz , Al Waleed Bin Talal , Al-Hayat , Democracy , Governor , Jeddah , Minister of Justice , Ministry of Information , Ministry of Justice , Mohammed Al Eissa , Riyadh , Salman bin Abdul Aziz , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Social Media , Spain , Women , Women's issues
EMAN AL NAFJAN: In September the King announced women could vote in municipal elections. Conservatives are fighting a rearguard action.
Added on 16/11/2011
Congress , elementary school , International Association , Miami , Minister of Justice , Mohammed Al Eissa , Najla Hariri , President , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Shura Council , United States
EMAN AL NAFJAN: A storm of controversy has erupted following a presentation by the Saudi Minister of Justice to lawyers in the United States.
Added on 01/11/2011
Bahrain , Darfur , Doha , Emir , GCC , Iran , Israel , Khalifah Al Thani , Kuwait , Libya , Prime Minister , Qatar , Riyadh , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council
DAVID ROBERTS: Another fascinating move from a fascinating country. Qatar has again seized the mantle of leadership in the Arab world…
Added on 17/10/2011
Bahrain , Beijing , Cairo , China , Cuba , Dubai , Egypt , Healthcare , Homs , Iraq , Jeddah , Lenin , Libya , London , Middle East , Moscow , New York , Ohio , Oil , Osama Bin Laden , Pennsylvania , Pentagon , Premier League , Riyadh , Ronald Reagan , Russia , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Soviet Union , Stalin , Syria , UN General Assembly , United Kingdom , United States , Yugoslavia
STEVE ROYSTON: Received wisdom portrays a backward, oppressive society, dominated by religious extremists and a monarchy whose main mission is self-preservation.
Added on 09/10/2011
Ali Khamenei , America , Bahrain , Food and Drink , Gulf Cooperation Council , Hizballah , Iran , Iraq , Journalism , Journalist , Kuwait , Manama , Manama’s Pearl Square , Martial law , Middle East , Oman , Persian Gulf , Qatar , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Tehran , The Wall Street Journal , United Arab Emirates , United States
DAVID ROBERTS: The Wall Street Journal has published a very curious piece indeed on the relationship between Iran and Bahrain. It’s long on allegation but very short on proof.
Added on 25/05/2011
Susie of Arabia
Abdullah Alami , CNN , Jeddah , Manal Al Sharif , Middle East , Najla Hariri , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , Women , Women's issues
SUSIE OF ARABIA: Driving is just a starting point. There are many other women’s issues that need to be addressed but as Manal says: “The rain starts with a single drop.”
Added on 14/02/2011
Rob L. Wagner
Abdullah Alami , Council of Ministers , Food and Drink , Foreign media , Jeddah , Journalist , policeman , Saudi Arabia , Shura Council , United Nations , Women's issues
ROB L. WAGNER – Go outside the major population centres in the Kingdom and you will find it common to see women drivers.