CROSSROADS ARABIA: The authorities in the Kingdom admit that they’re fighting a losing battle to stem a flood of pornography
MAI ABDUL RAHMAN: They have played, and continue to play, a vital role in U.S society but their voices go unheard.
BEN WHITE, INFORMED COMMENT: The U.N. has just published a report which is a damning indictment of its treatment of non-Jewish citizens
JAMES DORSEY: It’s a depressing story that only seems to worsen by the day – racism in Israeli soccer is blight on its society.
CROSSROADS ARABIA: A new poll reveals widespread public support for stronger action against individuals who abuse women in the Kingdom
JONATHAN COOK: The loaded term ‘Judaisation’ has been quietly dropped in favour of the more neutral ‘development’. The consequences are the same.
SAWSAN MORRAR: It’s a problem that’s growing by the day but little appears to be done to address the issue of underage domestic workers in Jordan
ROB L. WAGNER: Although it had been widely anticipated the scale of the recent crackdown in the Kingdom has surprised many people
EMAN AL NAFJAN: When women are stopped driving in Saudi Arabia it’s generally a policeman who does the stopping.
JONATHAN COOK: It seems to have fallen under the radar of the news-reporting community but some very unpleasant campaigning has been going on in this week’s elections
STEVE ROYSTON: Shereen El Feki takes on a subject of huge importance in her recently published book.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Considering the tiny number of women who actually wear a veil in the U.K it’s amazing all of the discussion about it.
SUSAN AL SHAHRI: My recent experience in Canada has made the plight of disabled people in Oman all the sharper. It’s time to act.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED:
KEZIA RIDGEWAY, CGNEWS: It’s not suprising that Lady Gaga has lit on the burqa as a garb-of-controversy but she could use the debate more constructively
EMAN AL NAFJAN: Progress is being made in helping to protect women and children in the Kingdom from domestic abuse. But it’s painfully slow progress.
MONDOWEISS: Is he about extracting the U.S from costly and involved foreign conflict or in favour of same? Maybe he’s the Drone Strike President?
COMMON GROUND NEWS: The recruitment of newly qualified Arab-Israeli teachers will help drive shared citizenship initiatives
At least in restaurants in Saudi Arabia, that’s where women ‘belong’. Arab News reports that the Ministry of Labor still bans women from working as waitresses or cashiers in restaurants, permitting them only to work in kitchens. The reason, of course, is to prevent the ‘mingling’ of the sexes in the workplace. It’s easy to […]
Last night at the hotel lobby of an Arab Gulf country, a family walked in aiming for the westernized café that sells everything but Arabic coffee. The mother seemed distant as she pressed buttons on her smart phone. The father looked tired as he buffed away on his cigarette, and a whole band of children […]