ALEXANDER MCNABB: As the price of Dubai’s rents heads to the stratosphere some robust plans have been put in place to protect tenants
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The comments are remarkable for their candour but really make perfect sense.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: The success of Dubai’s Godolphin Stables has been one of the pillars that has built Dubai’s reputation. The doping scandal comes as a huge shock.
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The opening today of a new venue in Dubai which encourages artists and authors to meet is further evidence of the growing cultural scene in the city
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s been an unmissable soap opera for some time. Now there’s an interesting twist in the tale.
JAMES M. DORSEY: An Egyptian feminist group has challenged the fans that played a key role in toppling Mubarak to recognise women’s rights.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Bunnies are cute, chocolate tasty. It’s true there’s a gap for a Chocoholic Sunday – but not on Easter Sunday.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Democratic leaders must constantly be sensitive to the weather vane of public opinion.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: If you’re looking for a case study of what not to do look no further than Masafi water.
JAMES M. DORSEY: It looks like there’s been a sea-change in Egypt’s football politics – Ultras White Knights and Ultras Ahlawy have united.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: I’ve never seen the point of sitting, doing nothing on a beach. Now I do.
JONATHAN COOK: The remaining border, the 260km one with Egypt, is being closed with another wall, gaining impetus with the overthrow of Mubarak
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: If you are a man from a society that isn’t Muslim, don’t look smug. There is plenty of oppression in all societies.
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: I attended the funeral of a friend. She was a young mother, not yet 40. The scale of my grief surprised me.
NEWS ANALYSIS: So how does the Middle East do? Not great, but Saudi’s King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud is in the top 10, at number 7.
NEWS ANALYSIS: We can’t comment on the quality of the restructuring, but from our perspective, that they are restructuring suggests intelligence out there…
JONATHAN COOK: It looks like the Israeli military have revived a notorious policy to ensure that there is no repetition of a prolonged kidnap drama.