Added on 05/11/2012
Arab League , Egypt , Emir , European Union , Fatah , Gaza , Hamas , Israel , Jodi Rudoren , Middle East , Mohammed Morsi , Palestine , Pennsylvania , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , The NY Times , The Times , Turkey , United Nations , United States
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Hard on the heels of Qatar’s high profile visit and investment in Gaza comes news that regional super-power Turkey plans a visit.
Added on 20/10/2012
Oman , The Times
DHOFARI GUCCI: There’s no point covering our eyes, ears and mouths and pretend it doesn’t exist. A recent clash shows the strength of Oman’s tribalism
Added on 13/10/2012
The View From Fez
British Airways , Easyjet , EUR , Finance , Le Monde , Morocco , Property Market , Ryanair , The Times , Tourism , vice chairman
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Are we on the cusp on the major boom for the Moroccan property market driven by cash-rich tourists? Views are mixed.
Added on 24/09/2012
The View From Fez
Casablanca , Civil society , Economy , Facebook , Fez , Morocco , Netherlands , Rabat , Ramadan , Tangier , the Hague , The Times , United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It has enjoyed a glorious past but faces a very uncertain future. There’s a case to be made for restoring Fez as Morocco’s capital city.
Added on 29/05/2012
Abdul Aziz Khoja , Censorship , Council of Ministers , Facebook , good journalist , Jeddah , Journalism , Journalist , Law , London , Media organizations , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Gazette , Saudi government , Saudi Journalists Association , The New York Times , The Times , The Washington Post
CROSSROADS ARABIA: How can civil servants judge whether a journalists is being ‘professional’? The simple answer is they can’t
Added on 18/02/2012
Alan Dershowitz , Benny Morris , Boston , David Horowitz , IDF , Israel , Jerusalem , Media , Phil Weiss , Sheldon Adelson , The Jerusalem Post , The Times
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: Adelson, Klarman… Israel needs these far-right pro-Israel billionaires in its media like it needs a hole in the head.
Added on 14/02/2012
America , Central Intelligence Agency , China , Egypt , Eli Lake , Europe , Food and Drink , George Bush , India , Iran , Iraq , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , Libya , Middle East , Middle East Opinions of America , Netanyahu , New Delhi , North Korea , Oil , oil customer , Oil Embargo , Oil Price , oil sales , oil shipments , Pakistan , President , Saudi Arabia , Strait of Hormuz , Tehran , The NY Times , The Times , U.S. , United States , vice chairman , Washington
RICHARD SILVERSTEIN: What if we can’t find alternates? What if Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Libya can’t fill the gap? What if the oil price goes through the roof?
Added on 17/11/2011
Al Qaeda , Aleppo , Arab League , Army , Bashar al-Assad , Ba’ath Party , China , Damascus , Egypt , Energy , Europe , Hama , Hilary Clinton , Homs , Idlib , Libya , Libyan army , Media outlets , New York Times , North Atlantic Treaty Organization , President , Russia , Secretary of State , Security Council , Sergei Lavrov , Syria , Syrian government , Syrian military , Syrian National Council , The Times , The Washington Post , Tunisia , United Nations , United Nations Security Council , United States
RAMZY BAROUD: The lines are thus drawn, between US-led Western camp and Russia and its own camp, which vehemently rejects a repeat of a Libyan scenario.
Added on 02/09/2011
Gaza , Israel , Palestine , The New York Times , The Times , United Nations
PHILIP WEISS, MONDOWEISS: You can almost hear the whoops of delight in Tel Aviv as the UN Report into last year’s Gaza flotilla puts most of the blame for the bloodshed on the protestors.
Added on 13/08/2011
Birmingham , British government , China , London , Media pundits , Tahrir Square , The Times , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: There will be riots again. If we live in a society prizing individual liberty and “order”, the balance will go out of kilter from time to time.
Added on 12/08/2011
The View From Fez
Energy , Finland , Food and Drink , Islam , Mecca , Norway , Ramadan , Saudi Arabia , Sweden , The Times
IBN WARRAQ, THE VIEW FROM FEZ: With Ramadan times varying hugely around the world is it time, for the sake of individuals’ health, to adopt a standard time?
Added on 15/06/2011
Michael J. Totten
Bashar al-Assad , Beirut , Damascus , Hizballah , Lebanon , Libya , Syria , The Times
MICHAEL TOTTEN: Walid Jumblatt, Lebanon’s so-called political weathervane, is on the move again. Bad weather on the horizon for Bashar al-Assad, then?
Added on 07/05/2011
Ahmed Al-Omran , Ali Shah , BBC , Blogging , blogs , Cairo , Casablanca , CNN , Dubai , East Africa , Jeddah , John Burgess , Journalist , Libya , Middle East , Morocco , North Africa , Omar al-Issawi , Osama Bin Laden , Pakistan , prolific author , Riyadh , Saad Al Dosari , Saudi Arabia , Social Media , Syria , Tahir Shah , The National , The Times , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom , United States
STEVE ROYSTON: My only quibble about CNN’s list is that it picks up exclusively on Arab writers and – with the honourable exception of Mahmood the Bahraini Blogfather – most of the writers seem relatively young.
Added on 02/05/2011
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
Australia , Bondi Beach , Boris Johnson , Daily Telegraph , London , The Times , United Kingdom
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Lawson’s fear of sunburn may have inadvertently prompted the realisation that there is liberation in covering.
Added on 14/04/2011
Facebook , Law , Member of Parliament , Middle East , Musician , Sunday Times , The Times , Unemployment , United Kingdom
STEVE ROYSTON: It’s fine to enjoy the discomfiture of a prominent politician. But let’s not get into a froth about issues well down the strategic scale, and concentrate on what matters: education.
Added on 07/04/2011
James M. Dorsey
Ala'a Hubail , Ali Abdullah Saleh , Bahrain , Bahrain TV , Basketball , Beijing , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Gulf Cooperation Council , handball , London , Manama , Manama’s Pearl Square , New Zealand , Protests , Saudi Arabia , Soccer , Sport , The Times
JAMES M. DORSEY: Bahraini sports clubs have dismissed at least 12 sports people and executives because they participated in anti-government demonstrations.
Added on 11/02/2011
Algeria , Central Intelligence Agency , CNN , Democracy , Egypt , Egypt Protests , Facebook , Food and Drink , Greg Miller , Iraq , Israel , Middle East , Mossad , Mubarak , Obama , President , Spy , The Times , The Washington Post , Tunisia , United States , Uri Avnery
RAMZY BAROUD: The word ‘revolution’ is overused in the Arab world. What’s happening today in Egypt is rather more deserving.
Added on 18/12/2010
Food and Drink , Julian Assange , The Times , United States , Wikileaks
DAVID ROBERTS: In a bitter if somewhat sweet bout of irony the online dating profile of Julian Assange, the man behind the explosion of Wikileaks, has been posted online.
Added on 04/12/2010
Bahrain , BBC , FIFA , Fifa World Cup , Football , Middle East , Qatar , Russia , Sepp Blatter , The Times
STEVE ROYSTON: However FIFA arrived at its decisions, if the motive is to put the tournament where there’s real passion for football, then both Russia and Qatar are good choices.
Added on 29/11/2010
Dubai , Pepsi , Social Media , The Times , United States
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Fake Plastic Whore Face, Tantalise your tastebuds, mish mushkila ya habibi meaning, what is mineralised water and the Nipple souk… Fake Plastic Souks is the expert on them all…