Russian lawmakers back Putin’s sweeping reforms in first vote: Ifax

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Russia’s lower house of parliament backed sweeping constitutional reform legislation put ......

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 ......

Egypt’s inflation lowest in nearly a decade

Saturday, 09 November 2019

Egypt’s inflation rate dropped to the lowest level in nearly a decade last month, official ......

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

Tuesday, 03 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 ......

EBRD urges Lebanon to pursue ‘painful’ economic reforms to avoid crisis

Monday, 01 April 2019

Lebanon needs to implement “painful” reforms, especially to tackle its large debt burden ......

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.


Sudan has two economic options: Quick fixes or lasting reform

Friday, 28 December 2018

Mohammed Al Shaikh is a Saudi writer with al-Jazirah newspaper. He tweets @alshaikhmhmd


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 ......

ANALYSIS: US sanctions and the end of ‘reform’ in Iran

Monday, 08 October 2018

With a new wave of US sanctions just around the corner, the regime ruling Iran is in deep waters as ......