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Could the UK have a brown or black national poet next?

Saturday, 01 December 2018

A Pakistan-born British poet may soon become the first immigrant to be appointed the Poet Laureate ......

Pakistani driver perfects Saudi accent, turns into a poet

Sunday, 16 September 2018

After being influenced by the accent of Saudi tribes and mingling with public transport drivers, ......

Why is this Saudi colloquialist Kiki dance most controversial

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Saudi colloquialist Manei bin Shalhat stirred controversy after he got out of his car to perform the ......

Israeli Arab Dareen Tatour convicted of incitement in her poetry

Friday, 04 May 2018

An Israeli court on Thursday convicted Israeli Arab Dareen Tatour of incitement to violence and ......

Saudi ‘My Mother’

Friday, 22 September 2017

You ask me what’s Saudi? Saudi is the mother that embraced me since I first opened my eyes to ......

Bahrain-based Indian poet salutes the island nation in maiden book

Tuesday, 04 July 2017

Vaijayantee Bhattacharya has flown to Kolkata from Bahrain countless times since she first moved to ......

Dubai ruler takes to verse to urge Qatar turnabout

Thursday, 29 June 2017

The ruler of Dubai has taken to verse to urge Qatar to concede to the demands of Saudi Arabia and ......

The beauty of novels

Friday, 12 May 2017

Reem Al-Kamali is an Emirati author and journalist based in the UAE who specializes in history and literature. Her twitter handle is @reemalkamali.

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Gulf Arabs, poetry and prose

Sunday, 12 March 2017

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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The more faithful you are with people, the more deceived they are

Monday, 02 May 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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Rakha sees Egypt through poets’ eyes in ‘The Crocodiles’

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Structured in prose poem-like paragraphs, "The Crocodiles" explores the relationship ......

Afghan women share poems on love, sex and war at London festival

Saturday, 06 June 2015

War, sex, love, drones and American soldiers: For Afghanistan’s women poets, nothing is ......

Egyptian poet Abnudi dies at 76

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Egyptian poet Abdel Rahman al-Abnudi, widely known for his revolutionary verse and criticism of two ......

Iraqi poet seeks to heal her homeland with words

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Iraqi-born poet Amal al-Jubouri may not have the Hollywood recognition of Angelina Jolie, but both ......

Picasso art used to spotlight war-torn Gaza

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen’s latest work was already complexly layered - a movie ......

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