Iraq officials must ‘step up’ to enact reforms: UN envoy

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Iraqi officials must ramp up their response to mass demonstrations demanding an overhaul of the ......

Iraq’s Sistani backs UN plan to ease Iraq crisis: UN official

Monday, 11 November 2019

Iraq’s top Shia cleric is concerned the political elite is not serious about enacting promised ......

People are not fooled: The Lebanese government’s reforms are not the solution

Friday, 25 October 2019

Sami Atallah is the executive director of the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS). He leads several policy studies on subjects including political and social sectarianism, electoral behavior, and governance of the oil and gas sector. He is currently completing his PhD in Politics at New York University.


France gives tentative nod to Lebanese government over reforms

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

France said on Tuesday that it was encouraging the Lebanese government to push ahead with the ......

PM’s office says foreign governments back Lebanon reform goals

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Foreign governments backed the Lebanese government’s reform targets on Tuesday, Prime Minister ......

Lebanon to announce state of economic emergency, plan to accelerate reforms

Monday, 02 September 2019

Lebanon will declare an economic emergency and the government has begun work on a plan to accelerate ......

Oxygen greenlights Kim Kardashian prison reform documentary

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Oxygen Media has greenlighted a two-hour documentary that will capture Kim Kardashian West’s ......

Modernists in the new Saudi Arabia: A new era of cultural enlightenment

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Hatem Alzahrani is a poet and writer with an M.A from Yale University, department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He currently works as a Teaching Associate and is a PhD Candidate at Georgetown University, at the department of Arabic and Islamic studies. He tweets @HoYalieOfArabia.


What has changed in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Salman Aldosary is the former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper. He tweets @SalmanAldosary.


Jordan reshuffles cabinet with focus on economic growth

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Jordanian Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz announced a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday that officials ......

Saudi crown prince: 2019 budget above 1 trln riyals, amazing deal soon

Friday, 05 October 2018

In an interview with Bloomberg, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammad bin Salman discussed the ......

Saudi prominent author: Brotherhood hijacked Qatar, Kingdom reborn

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Prominent Saudi author Dr. Turki Al-Hamad has shared his views on a wide range of issues, including ......

Change in Saudi Arabia is a fact and not just wishes

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

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.


Religious discourse and the diagnosis of Sahwa

Friday, 02 February 2018

Fahad Shoqiran is a Saudi writer and researcher who also founded the Riyadh philosophers group. His writings have appeared in pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, Alarabiya.net, among others. He also blogs on philosophies, cultures and arts. He tweets @shoqiran.


IMF approves $2 bn loan instalment for Egypt

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday approved the third instalment of a $12 billion, ......