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Ehtesham Shahid
Ehtesham Shahid

Ehtesham Shahid is Managing Editor at Al Arabiya English. For close to two decades he has worked as editor, correspondent, and business writer for leading publications, news wires and research organizations in India and the Gulf region. He loves to occasionally dabble with teaching and is collecting material for a book on unique tales of rural conflict and transformation from around the world. His twitter handle is @e2sham and he can be reached at [email protected]

Unraveling the mystery over ‘Muslim NATO’ chief Raheel Sharif

For most analysts and watchers of Pakistan, the appointment of General Raheel Sharif as head of the Saudi-led military coalition continues to be shrouded in mystery. They either see little progress...

The Cambridge-born ‘literapreneur’ who made Dubai home

Isobel Abulhoul OBE, CEO and Trustee Emirates Literature Foundation and Festival Director, has worked relentlessly to keep the benefit of reading alive ...

What Shakespearean tragedies tell us about who we mourn for

Do we have greater empathy toward tragedies of the high and mighty and ignore the plight of the suffering poor?...

Two retirements, a tragedy and an ecosystem for sports management

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Indian businessman spending $1 mln to help those jailed for debt

Dubai-based owner of jewelry chain committing fund to rescue those jailed due to non- payment of debt in the country...

People-to-people engagement is backbone of India-Gulf relations

In an exclusive interview to Al Arabiya English, India’s Energy, Coal and Mines Minister says India has become one of the major player in renewable energy...

Classroom of the future with mindset of the past

Are innovations for classrooms genuinely aimed at improving the standards of education or just gimmicks to make a quick buck?...

Humanitarian crisis and the youth bulge in Middle East

A chance encounter with a humanitarian professional working for Syrian refugees unravels a phenomenon that is going largely unnoticed in the region...