JAMES M. DORSEY: The agreement dwarfs Arsenal FC’s 2004 deal with Dubai’s Emirates Airways that was valued at $144 million over 15 years.
RAMZY BAROUD: The newly unified Palestinian leadership faces a very rough few months in the lead-up to the key United Nations vote in September.
HISHAM WYNE: President Obama delivered a fluent summing up of recent developments. For those closer to the action, however, there was little new or substantive.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Much has been written about the ‘banners of the revolution’. However, it is difficult to agree a translation that matches their spirit.
SYRIA NEWS WIRE: Much heat and little light has been generated by the protests in Syria but authorities shouldn’t be panicked by the reasonable demands.
RAMZY BAROUD: The Arab people who have taken to the streets to demand democracy are not playing to Israeli caricatures.
Israel “…… its belligerent posturing towards first Iraq and now Iran in the east”.
What are you smoking? Last I heard it was Saddam who fired 43 Scuds at Tel Aviv and Israel stood still. Dinnerjacket is often heard wiping Israel off the map.
I fear you are lying Cook. I assume that is why you left the Guardian, even they could not print this nonsense.
M.LYNX QUALEY: “We had a psychological barrier – what I call ‘the policeman inside us’. That policeman was killed” on Tahrir Square.”
CROSSROADS ARABIA: ‘Saudi overstates oil reserves by 40%’ blasted the headlines. Cue global panic. But the story deserves a little more investigation…
JAMES M. DORSEY: Just 13% of the UAE’s population has citizenship. In Qatar it’s 26% and Kuwait 34%. And those percentages are dropping.
HISHAM WYNE: The release of the Palestine Papers will be seen as pivotal. Fundamental truths have been revealed.
JOSEPH MAYTON: Our main supporters are women… The women who want to write – and read -about “real” news stories…
ALICE HACKMAN: Say ‘Yemen’ to most people in the West and the word ‘terrorism’ comes immediately to mind. But yet this beautiful country has a lot to offer.
I am hardly a sci-fi expert, but there do seem to be stirrings on the Arabic science fiction horizon. Of course there is the very popular Egyptian sci-fi author Ahmed Khaled Tawfiq, who has written more than 200 books…