Iraqis’ humanity lives on despite conflict

Monday, 20 June 2016

Turki Aldakhil is the former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.


Hunger and conflicts walk hand in hand

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

José Graziano da Silva is the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


The bitter memories of war

Wednesday, 04 May 2016

Diana Moukalled is the Web Editor at the Lebanon-based Future Television and was the Production & Programming Manager with at the channel. Previously, she worked there as Editor in Chief, Producer and Presenter of “Bilayan al Mujaradah,” a documentary that covers hot zones in the Arab world and elsewhere, News and war correspondent and Local news correspondent. She currently writes a regular column in AlSharq AlAwsat. She also wrote for Al-Hayat Newspaper and Al-Wasat Magazine, besides producing news bulletins and documentaries for Reuters TV. She can be found on Twitter: @dianamoukalled.


Dialogue paving the way for conflict resolution in Yemen

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Hassan AlMustafa is Saudi journalist with interest in middle east and Gulf politics. His writing focuses on social media, Arab youth affairs and Middle Eastern societal matters. His twitter handle is @halmustafa.


When someone whispered to me from his grave

Saturday, 09 April 2016

Hisham Melhem is a columnist and analyst for Al Arabiya News Channel in Washington, DC. Melhem has interviewed many American and international public figures, including Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, among others. He is also the correspondent for Annahar, the leading Lebanese daily. For four years he hosted "Across the Ocean," a weekly current affairs program on U.S.-Arab relations for Al Arabiya. Follow him on Twitter : @hisham_melhem


How psychology can help end a war, even Syria’s

Thursday, 07 April 2016

People’s self-esteem, their need to gain approval or avoid humiliation are psychological ......

A look at Assad’s half-decade of defiant speeches

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Five years into Syria’s civil war, embattled President Bashar al-Assad has kept up a defiant, ......

Syria – the seven pillars of failure

Monday, 14 March 2016

Chris Doyle is the director of CAABU (the London-based Council for Arab-British Understanding). He has worked with the Council since 1993 after graduating with a first class honors degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies at Exeter University. As the lead spokesperson for Caabu and as an acknowledged expert on the region, Chris is a frequent commentator on TV and Radio and gives numerous talks around the country on issues such as the Arab Spring, Libya, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, Islamophobia and the Arabs in Britain. He has had numerous articles published in the British and international media. He has travelled to nearly every country in the Middle East. He has organized and accompanied numerous British Parliamentary delegations to Arab countries. He tweets @Doylech.


Palestinian FM slams ‘racist’ Israeli occupation

Friday, 23 October 2015

In the special session in the International Security Council, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad ......

Children’s education: the silent victim of Mideast war

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Yossi Mekelberg is an Associate Fellow at the Middle East and North Africa Program at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, where he is involved with projects and advisory work on conflict resolution, including Track II negotiations. He is also the Director of the International Relations and Social Sciences Program at Regent’s University in London, where he has taught since 1996. Previously, he was teaching at King’s College London and Tel Aviv University. Mekelberg’s fields of interest are international relations theory, international politics of the Middle East, human rights, and international relations and revolutions. He is a member of the London Committee of Human Rights Watch, serving on the Advocacy and Outreach committee. Mekelberg is a regular contributor to the international media on a wide range of international issues and you can find him on Twitter @YMekelberg.


World Bank: Israel-Palestine conflict ‘high risk’

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

The World Bank warned of the "high risk" of renewed Israel-Palestinian conflict if the ......

FC Bayern mourns death of one of its ‘biggest fans’ from Syria

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Bayern Munich FC on Tuesday paid tribute to “one of its biggest fans” from Syria, Nawf ......

Yemen’s govt says it will attend peace talks

Friday, 11 September 2015

Yemen’s government in exile has confirmed it will attend U.N.-mediated peace talks next week ......

Yemen: No talks with Houthis until arms surrendered

Thursday, 27 August 2015

The Yemeni government is not negotiating with Shiite Houthi rebels who control the capital and much ......

Five killed in new Israeli raid on Syria

Friday, 21 August 2015

A new Israeli raid on Syrian-controlled territory in the Golan Heights killed at least five people ......