Added on 09/08/2011
America , Boeing , Canada , Citibank , Economy , Germany , Indonesia , Standard and Poor's , Stock Market , Sweden , United Kingdom , United States , US Federal Reserve , US government
STEVE ROYSTON: I would suggest that to downgrade US debt while leaving other sovereign debts at a higher rating is a meaningless exercise.
Added on 05/08/2011
Army , Egypt , Egypt Protests , LA Times , Ramadan , Supreme Council , Supreme Council of Armed Forces , Tahrir Square , the LA Times , US Federal Reserve , Youth
JACO STOOP: Demonstrators need to develop a new strategy to achieve their goals. Without grassroots support, demonstrations will not be tolerated
Added on 20/06/2011
Shelina Zahra Janmohamed
Chechnya , dishwasher , Islam , Kuwait , Salwa Al Mutairi , Sarah Palin , US Federal Reserve , Women
SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: She’s certainly made an impression but unfortunately it’s a damaging one for Muslims
Added on 29/05/2011
Cairo , Egypt , Egyptian army , Gaza , Hosni Mubarak , Nabil al-Arabi , Palestine , Palestinian Territories , Sinai , Sinai desert , Stockholm , US Federal Reserve
RAMZY BAROUD: Today the border at the Rafah Crossing officially opens. It’s another significant milestone of the ‘Arab Spring’.
Added on 27/03/2011
Amman , Egypt , Food and Drink , Governor , Hizballah , Interior Ministry , Iran , Jordan , Ministry of Interior , Mubarak , Muslim Brotherhood , Prime Minister , Tahrir Square , Tear gas , Twitter , US Federal Reserve
NASEEM TARAWNAH: I joined the March 24th group’s sit-in with little expectation. What I witnessed has changed my view of my homeland.
Added on 15/03/2011
Associated Press , Bahrain , Gulf Arab , Iran , Iranian government , Kuwait , Manama , Martial law , Middle East , news portal , Parliament , Saudi Arabia , United Arab Emirates , US Federal Reserve
CROSSROADS ARABIA: As a state of emergency is announced in Bahrain tension between Sunni and Shi’a in the region is on the increase.
Added on 09/03/2011
Jeddah , US Federal Reserve
I refuse to be a second class citizen. We are demanding change like everyone else. Life in Jeddah is dismal and oppressive. Change can happen when women are represented in all walks of life including government. I am fed up of not being heard or repr…
Added on 07/03/2011
Mishaal Al Gergawi
Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz , Bahrain , Banking , Civil society , Dubai , Food prices , Gulf News , Iran , Mishaal Al Gergawi , Oil production , Oman , President , Rubber bullets , SAR , Saudi Arabia , Sultan Qaboos , Tear gas , Tunisia , UN Court , United Arab Emirates , United States , US Federal Reserve
MISHAAL AL GERGAWI: In stark — but unsurprising — contrast to the uprisings around the region, Oman’s protest did not call for the fall of its regime or even its ruler.
Added on 21/02/2011
Michael J. Totten
Afghanistan , Africa , Algeria , America , Basketball , Beirut , Bolivia , Brussels , Colonel , Costa Rica , Darfur , Fateh , France , Green Square , Guatemala , Hawaii , Internet cafés , Italy , Kansas , Law , Lawrence , Lebanon , Libya , London , Los Angeles , Mediterranean , Mediterranean Sea , Middle East , Morocco , Muammar Qaddafi , New York , North Korea , Oil , Palestinian Territories , Paris , Pepsi , Philippines , Prague , President , Sahara , Seattle , shopkeeper , Tel Aviv , travel ban , Tripoli , Tunisia , Turkey , United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization , US Federal Reserve , Vienna
MICHAEL J. TOTTEN: Two years ago I spent time in Libya. It seems like a good time to revisit my experience of a kind people but an overarching, clamping presence.
Added on 18/02/2011
The Moor Next Door
Algeria , America , Camp David , Civil society , Department of State , Egypt , European Union , France , Ministry of Agriculture , Ministry of Higher Education , Security services , Tunisia , United States , US Federal Reserve
TMND: With a divided leadership and worries among the populace regarding their motives the protest movement in Algeria faces considerable challenges.
Added on 05/02/2011
Egypt , Israel , Jeddah , Jordan , Saudi Arabia , Saudi government , Social Media , Syria , Tunis , Tunisia , US Federal Reserve , Yemen , YouTube
EMAN AL NAFJAN: Shocked as they are by the events in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Jordan there are strong historical reasons why Saudis remain viewers, not participants.
Added on 01/02/2011
The Moor Next Door
Afghanistan , Algeria , Algiers , America , Egypt , Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood , Energy , Europe , France , Iran , Islamist , Islamist party , Israel , Jimmy Carter , Levant , Mediterranean , Middle East , Oil , Persian Gulf , President , Southern Europe , Soviet Union , Taliban , Tehran , Tunisia , United States , US Federal Reserve
TMND: The dominant official American attitude toward democratic reform in Egypt is concerned with the possibility that the Muslim Brothers might sweep the polls.
Added on 22/01/2011
Al Quds , Congress , Foreign Affairs Committee , Gaza , Hamas , Israel , John Kerry , lobbyist , Middle East , Military hardware , Netanyahu , Obama , President , Rabbi , Rachel Corrie , Senate , United States , United States Agency for International Development , US Federal Reserve , Washington , West Bank
PHILIP WEISS: The Goldstone Report lays bare the humiliations of the Gaza people. By failing to deal with this issue Obama is failing in his constitutional duty.
Added on 22/01/2011
Al Qaeda , al-Abidine Ben Ali , Algeria , Barack Obama , Cairo , Egypt , Food prices , London , Middle East , President , Tunisia , Tunisian government , United Kingdom , United States , US Federal Reserve , Washington , William Hague , Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali
RAMZY BAROUD: Understanding Tunisia as just another “Arab regime”, another possible podium for al-Qaeda’s violence, is convenient but also unhelpful…
Added on 10/12/2010
Afghanistan , Ahmet Davutoglu , Barack Obama , Department of State , Ehud Barak , Gaza , Gaza Strip , Geneva , George W. Bush , Hizballah , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Italy , Media organizations , Middle East , Palestinian Authority , Paranoia , President , Prime Minister , Qatar , Ramallah , Recep Tayyip Erdogan , Russia , Silvio Berlusconi , Syria , The Jerusalem Post , The New York Times , Turkey , United States , US Federal Reserve , US government , Vladimir Putin , Washington , Wikileaks
RAMZY BAROUD: Despite their high number, the documents raise many questions, but answer few. Since more are coming, one must wait and see…
Added on 01/12/2010
Osama Al Sharif
America , China , Department of State , Iran , Iraq , Local media , Middle East , North Korea , Pakistan , United States , US Federal Reserve , US government , US intelligence , Washington , whistleblower site , Yemen
OSAMA AL SHARIF: It is not what diplomats do which will change, but the way they do it. In the age of digital information it is proving difficult, almost impossible, to keep anything hidden.
Added on 12/10/2010
Social Media , US Federal Reserve
Anyone that wants me to go to a launch announcement ‘as a blogger’ has similarly not invested the time to work out that not only do I not care, I actively do not care. I vocally and negatively do not care.