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I opposed Saudi govt for 20 years and was never threatened, says former critic

Monday, 08 October 2018

Dr. Kassab Al-Otaibi, a former opposition figure of the Saudi government, has spoken on the Jamal ......

Israel frees French-Palestinian after 13 months without trial

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Israel on Sunday released a French-Palestinian lawyer held without charge for the past 13 months ......

Mauritania unchained: Modern slave owners face 20 years in prison

Wednesday, 04 April 2018

Not all slaves have been freed. In Mauritania, slavery is a reprehensible practice which still ......

‘Voice of Palestine’ Rim Banna dies after decade-long breast cancer battle

Saturday, 24 March 2018

After battling with breast cancer for nearly a decade, Palestinian singer, song writer and composer ......

UAE releases prisoners in happiness initiative

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

In light of the International Day of Happiness, the UAE’s Sharjah police released 11 prisoners ......

The freedom to express hate

Monday, 14 August 2017

Abdulrahman al-Rashed is the Chairman of Al Arabiya's Editorial Board and former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. A veteran and internationally acclaimed journalist, he is a former editor-in-chief of the London-based leading Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, where he still regularly writes a political column. He has also served as the editor of Asharq al-Awsat’s sister publication, al-Majalla. Throughout his career, Rashed has interviewed several world leaders, with his articles garnering worldwide recognition, and he has successfully led Al Arabiya to the highly regarded, thriving and influential position it is in today. He tweets @aalrashed.

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How do you solve a problem like Al Jazeera?

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Najah Al-Otaibi is a Saudi policy analyst based in London, United Kingdom. Her research focuses on politics of gender, security and counter terrorism, public diplomacy and soft power. She has worked for several think tanks in the UK and the US. Her Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia examined roles of public Diplomacy and soft power in Saudi British relations. Her twitter @DrNajahAlotaibi

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Iran imprisons journalist for reporting on judiciary corruption allegations

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Prominent Iranian reformist journalist, Isa Saharkhiz, was sentenced to six months by a court in ......

Syrian youth find freedom in parkour

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

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Reporters Without Borders: Press freedom ‘never so threatened’

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Press freedom has never been as threatened as it is now, in the “new post-truth era of fake ......

Trump administration blocking some Muslims from re-entering US

Friday, 03 February 2017

The American Civil Liberties Union accused the Trump administration in a lawsuit filed on Thursday ......

Security or freedom?

Monday, 03 October 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.

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Religious abuse or excuse to intervene?

Monday, 15 August 2016

Abdullah Hamidaddin is a writer and commentator on religion, Middle Eastern societies and politics with a focus on Saudi Arabia and Yemen. He is currently a PhD candidate in King’s College London. He can be followed on Twitter: @amiq1

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Why a niqab ban will be major step back for Egyptian women

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Yara al Wazir is a humanitarian activist. She is the founder of The Green Initiative ME and a developing partner of Sharek Stories. She can be followed and contacted on twitter @YaraWazir

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Is a free ride for Dashti in Kuwait’s interest?

Sunday, 06 March 2016

Abdulrahman al-Rashed is the Chairman of Al Arabiya's Editorial Board and former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. A veteran and internationally acclaimed journalist, he is a former editor-in-chief of the London-based leading Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, where he still regularly writes a political column. He has also served as the editor of Asharq al-Awsat’s sister publication, al-Majalla. Throughout his career, Rashed has interviewed several world leaders, with his articles garnering worldwide recognition, and he has successfully led Al Arabiya to the highly regarded, thriving and influential position it is in today. He tweets @aalrashed.

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