A significant number of deaths have resulted from young children being left alone to play and crawling through, up or over the grilles.
In the short term the new pipeline is likely to increase the already high levels of distrust between the UAE (and Gulf in general) and Iran.
MICH CAFE: It’s an issue throughout the Arab world and beyond. Finally, it’s being addressed.
ABU MOHAMMED: It’s a severe test of all of your senses, powers of observation and self-control – yes, driving in Saudi Arabia is an experience
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Qatar’s authorities are under pressure to act and the arrest of two major public figures is an interesting development
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s been an unmissable soap opera for some time. Now there’s an interesting twist in the tale.
The demolition of the Metropolitan Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road to make way for 3 hotels with over 1,600 rooms at a cost of AED 4.875 Billion.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: It’s likely to succeed if it focuses on ways to make the existing GCC work better, rather than offer any new political structure.
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: In Dubai a group of jailed foreign businessmen imprisoned for issuing bounced cheques engage in a hunger strike.
JAMES DORSEY: According to the ITUC “workers are dying in Qatar as they build World Cup stadiums, suffering large scale exploitation every day.
DAVID ROBERTS: There will be fine talk and likely a positive joint statement will be issued but no firm action will be agreed.
FRANCIS MATTHEW: In all Gulf states government dominates the economy. That dependence fosters a lack of entrepreneurial motivation.
THE VIEW FROM FEZ: Her photography has captured the imagination of people around the Arab world and beyond. She discusses her project.
ALEXANDER MCNABB: It’s a charming tradition in the UAE that landmarks are frequently known by the company nearby…
ALEXANDER MCNABB: Teachers will be torn between exasperation at having to fit so much more in and glee at getting (even) longer holidays.
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.
SADIA ASHRAF, CGNEWS: What impact have the group of Arab comedians who emerged post 9/11 really had?
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Drinks, gold, now it’s books – Abu Dhabi seems to find endless uses for the vending machine