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Bakir Oweida
Bakir Oweida

Bakir Oweida is a journalist who has worked as Managing Editor, and written for several Arab publications based in London. His last executive post was Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, responsible for the Opinions section, until December 2003.

COLUMNISTS
Bakir Oweida
Bakir Oweida

Bakir Oweida is a journalist who has worked as Managing Editor, and written for several Arab publications based in London. His last executive post was Assistant Editor-in-Chief of Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, responsible for the Opinions section, until December 2003.

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Balfour Declaration: An observance or a celebration?

Saturday, 04 November 2017

It seems that the Palestinian anger at the British government’s intention to commemorate the ...

The danger of high new-year expectations

Thursday, 01 January 2015

As a new year looms, we want to turn our backs on the previous one and dream of a better one to come ...

The rise of extremism… even on Christmas cards

Sunday, 21 December 2014

On my way from London to Dubai to attend an Al Arabiya event, a headline shocked me as it barked ...

Your Home in Their Hands? Renovating the Muslim world

Sunday, 12 October 2014

They are in their youth, creative, hopeful, but amateur. You hand them your house keys and leave it ...

A very happy Eid to all... but is it?

Friday, 03 October 2014

In a word, no, it is not a happy Eid. Actually, Muslims around the globe are in very difficult times ...

Scotland’s Day of Judgment and the morning after

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Yes or No, whichever camp wins the Scottish independence vote, nothing will be the same after ...

Defeating ISIS terrorism will not eradicate extremism

Saturday, 06 September 2014

Here we go again, and most likely will keep going for indefinitely. Who are “we?” What ...

What’s gone, is gone – Gaza awaits the unknown

Sunday, 17 August 2014

"What's gone, is gone. What's important is what will be" said a voice coming from Gaza and ...

This Gaza war won’t be the ‘last of sad times’

Sunday, 03 August 2014

As mourners comfort each other over the passing of their loved ones, they often wish that the loss ...

From Gaza to Mosul, the carnage lingers

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Nothing justifies the tanks of the Israeli “Defense” Force shelling the homes of 30 ...

Burma’s forgotten Muslims – even more forgotten

Sunday, 20 July 2014

I wanted to take a break from the scenes of murder and destruction in Gaza so I grabbed the latest ...

Gaza’s fifth war, and not its last

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Over the past few days people on the street, in the press and on satellite TV and radio stations, ...

Did U.S. policies lead to Baghdadi’s Caliphate?

Sunday, 06 July 2014

The U.S. has put a $10 million bounty on the head of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. It would make no sense ...

Arabs, it’s time to call a spade a spade

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Arab countries have been going through a downward spiral on a number of levels over the past few ...

Netanyahu’s flagrant bigotry on Palestinian unity

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Regardless of how unlikely it is that Hamas would kidnap three Israeli settlers just weeks after ...

The American and British dilemma on ISIS

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Perhaps it would be courageous for the U.S. and the UK to take the initiative and acknowledge the ...

Media-made heroes and villains

Sunday, 08 June 2014

Well, it is time to bid Barbara Walters farewell after this shining star took the decision to retire ...

How a ‘$15 billion hole’ could spark a global war

Sunday, 01 June 2014

A single successful terrorist operation could cause a $15 billion loss to the world economy. Indeed, ...

How will Sisi’s Egypt deal with Libya and Gaza?

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Barring a surprise, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi will be elected as Egypt’s next president. It is ...

Why calamities persist, 66 years after the Palestinian ‘Nakba’

Sunday, 18 May 2014

I was planning to discuss how it is best for people not to elevate themselves and judge those with ...

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