Category Archives: Arab World

أنت مسلم بمقدار ما أنت إنسان. (You are a Muslim as much as you are a human being)

Human dignity بقلم منذر هنداوي لماذا Read more [...]

Women’s gyms lay bare limits of Saudi reforms

Saudi women in black shrouds James Dorsey says the Saudi decision to license women-only gyms is progress in a country where women have few rights, but restrictions on what activities the gyms will be allowed to offer reflect the continuing power of reactionary forces. Read more [...]

Searching for peace in a troubled world

Peace through justice and sharing Graham Peebles sees inequality at the heart of conflicts and says to achieve piece one must begin by instilling in individuals the principle of sharing, from which cooperation, tolerance and understanding will flow. Read more [...]

Creating Frankenstein’s Monster: Saudi Arabia’s ultra-conservative footprint in Africa

Saudi Islamism in Africa James Dorsey views Saudi Arabia's role in spurring political violence in sub-Saharan Africa, noting the Saudis spent $100 billion in 50 years on promoting an intolerant, supremacist, anti-pluralistic version of Islam. Read more [...]

القراصنة بيننا (The pirates among us)

Facebook hacking بقلم منذر هنداوي تعطل Read more [...]

Qatar’s backtracking on labour rights and its cooperation with Russia reflect new world order

Person holding placard saying Qatar Play Fair James Dorsey argues that the rise of populists in the US and Europe and Russia’s renewed assertiveness on the world stage have emboldened Qatar to backtrack on migrant workers’ rights and encouraged it to forge ties with Russia. Read more [...]

Think that 2016 was a tough year for Saudi Arabia? Wait till you see 2017

A worried looking King Salman James Dorsey looks ahead to a probable bleak year for an economically-stressed Saudi Arabia where a reassessment of US foreign policy in the Middle East and the Gulf seems set to add to its setbacks in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Egypt. Read more [...]

Listen: Former UK ambassador to Syria says British government “has gotten Syria wrong every step of the way”

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Watch: Syrian Islamist parents send daughters, aged seven and nine, on suicide mission

Syrian girl suicide bombers and father Nureddin Sabir, Editor, Redress Information Read more [...]

What is behind the conflicts in the Arab world?

Supporters of Syria's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front demonstrating James Dorsey examines some of the key fundamental issues behind the conflicts and disintegration that have been wracking the Middle East and North Africa especially since the onset of the Arab Nightmare in 2011. Read more [...]