Trump wishes everyone a happy new year, including ‘haters, fake news media’

Wednesday, 02 January 2019

For many, the New Year presents an opportunity for introspection and vows of self-improvement. Not ......

Revelers spend New Year stuck 50 meters up at French funfair

Tuesday, 01 January 2019

It was only supposed to last a few minutes for a thrill on New Year’s Eve, but eight French ......

WATCH: The world celebrates the arrival of 2019

Monday, 31 December 2018

Fireworks lit up the skies over Auckland as New Zealand became one of the first countries to welcome ......

WATCH: Dubai, Abu Dhabi celebrate NYE 2019 with breathtaking fireworks

Monday, 31 December 2018

Dubai and Abu Dhabi welcomed the new year with unique celebrations, especially the ones around Burj ......

The growing poverty of political debate

Saturday, 29 December 2018

Amir Taheri was the executive editor-in-chief of the daily Kayhan in Iran from 1972 to 1979. He has worked at or written for innumerable publications, published eleven books, and has been a columnist for Asharq Al-Awsat since 1987. Mr. Taheri has won several prizes for his journalism, and in 2012 was named International Journalist of the Year by the British Society of Editors and the Foreign Press Association in the annual British Media Awards.


Mega-trends 2018: Reduced influence of international organizations

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Maria Dubovikova is a prominent political commentator, researcher and expert on Middle East affairs. She is president of the Moscow-based International Middle Eastern Studies Club (IMESClub), expert of Valdai Club and RIAC (Russian International Affairs Council). Twitter: @politblogme


Will a new world order start taking shape in 2018?

Tuesday, 09 January 2018

Shehab Al-Makahleh is Director of Geostrategic Media Center, senior media and political analyst in the Middle East, adviser to many international consultancies. He can be reached at: @shehabmakahleh and @Geostrat_ME


British ‘fat cats’ makes in four days what workers earn annually

Thursday, 04 January 2018

Bosses at Britain’s largest public companies will have on average made more money in the first ......

Vienna waltzes the world into 2018

Tuesday, 02 January 2018

The Vienna Philharmonic did its best to give a troubled world a soothing start to 2018 on Monday ......

Saudi budget 2018: Worthy of Vision 2030

Monday, 01 January 2018

Hussein Shobokshi is a businessman and prominent columnist. Shobokshi hosts the weekly current affairs program Al Takreer on Al Arabiya, and in 1995, he was chosen as one of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Management from the University of Tulsa. His twitter handle is @husseinshoboksh.


Saudi Arabia’s fiscal deficit significantly drops

Monday, 18 December 2017

Saudi Arabia's fiscal deficit fell to 8.9 percent of gross domestic product this year from 12.8 ......

Gulf states prep tax laws ahead of 2018 rollout

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Gulf Arab states are putting the finishing touches on draft laws on value-added taxes (VAT) of up to ......

Middle East digital economy expected to double by 2018

Monday, 13 July 2015

As the region continues to diversify its economy, the Middle East’s business landscape is ......

Riyadh, Jeddah to have 16,000 new hotel rooms by 2018

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Major Saudi cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah are forecast to see an increase of 16,000 new hotel ......