2015, a year of milestones of horrors in the Middle East

Saturday, 26 December 2015

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


2015, a year of wishful thinking on Mideast conflicts

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Andrew Bowen, Ph.D. is the Director of Research at the Turkish Heritage Organization in Washington DC and New York City.


2015, the year ISIS’s ‘distant enemies’ became targets

Sunday, 20 December 2015

From the blood spilled in the streets of Paris to the San Bernardino shootings, the world in 2015 ......

MBC chairman named ‘Media Personality of Year’ at Arab Media Forum

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ......

Oil prices close to 2015 highs but market remains oversupplied

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Brent crude oil prices opened at their highest level since February and close to 2015 highs in early ......

Obama starts 2015 on the upswing, but can it last?

Wednesday, 07 January 2015

President Barack Obama's approval rating is creeping upward. The U.S. economy is growing. And a ......

2015, the year of damage control in the Mideast

Monday, 05 January 2015

Jamal Khashoggi is a Saudi journalist, columnist, author, and general manager of the upcoming Al Arab News Channel. He previously served as a media aide to Prince Turki al Faisal while he was Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States. Khashoggi has written for various daily and weekly Arab newspapers, including Asharq al-Awsat, al-Majalla and al-Hayat, and was editor-in-chief of the Saudi-based al-Watan. He was a foreign correspondent in Afghanistan, Algeria, Kuwait, Sudan, and other Middle Eastern countries. He is also a political commentator for Saudi-based and international news channels. Twitter: @JKhashoggi



What can we expect from Washington in 2015?

Sunday, 04 January 2015

Eyad Abu Shakra (also written as Ayad Abou-Chakra) began his media career in 1973 with Annahar newspaper in Lebanon. He joined Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper in the UK in 1979, occupying several positions including: Senior Editor, Managing Editor, and Head of Research Unit, as well as being a regular columnist. He has several published works, including books, chapters in edited books, and specialized articles, in addition to frequent regular TV and radio appearances. Eyad tweets @eyad1949


'1,400 tourists' visit Egypt’s pharaonic ruins in Aswan on new year

Saturday, 03 January 2015

Around 1,400 tourists visited Egypt’s landmark temples of Abu Simbel and Nefertari in Aswan, ......

Iran 2015: Strategic, geopolitical and economic priorities

Friday, 02 January 2015

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh is an Iranian-American scholar, author and U.S. foreign policy specialist. Rafizadeh is the president of the International American Council. He serves on the board of Harvard International Review at Harvard University and Harvard International Relations Council. He is a member of the Gulf 2000 Project at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs. Previously he served as ambassador to the National Iranian-American Council based in Washington DC. He can be contacted at: Dr.Rafizadeh@post.harvard.edu, or on Twitter: @Dr_Rafizadeh


ISIS in 2015: All eyes on Mosul

Thursday, 01 January 2015

Joyce Karam is the Washington Bureau Chief for Al-Hayat Newspaper, an International Arabic Daily based in London. She has covered American politics extensively since 2004 with focus on U.S. policy towards the Middle East. Prior to that, she worked as a Journalist in Lebanon, covering the Post-war situation. Joyce holds a B.A. in Journalism and an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Twitter: @Joyce_Karam


This new year, we need new heroes

Thursday, 01 January 2015

 Multi-award-winning journalist Octavia Nasr served as CNN’s senior editor of Middle Eastern affairs, and is regarded as one of the pioneers of the use of social media in traditional media. She moved to CNN in 1990, but was dismissed in 2010 after tweeting her sorrow at the death of Hezbollah’s Mohammed Fadlallah. Nasr now runs her own firm, Bridges Media Consulting, whose main aim is to help companies better leverage the use of social networks.


It’s 2015: Life tips to forget the past and make this your year

Thursday, 01 January 2015

As we celebrate a new year, marking the inevitable march of time, the focus is traditionally firmly ......

Lebanese diva stumbles on stage during NYE performance

Thursday, 01 January 2015

Lebanese diva Elissa encountered a little mishap during her New Year’s Eve performance after ......

Concerts, bikini selfies: celebs ring in 2015

Thursday, 01 January 2015

From mountain sledding to posing in a bikini in an upscale hotel, celebrities worldwide celebrated ......