Rickshawpuller-turned-writer signs mega book deal in India

Friday, 14 September 2018

An Indian who ferried passengers on his cycle rickshaw on the streets of Calcutta for most of his ......

When there is Twitter, who cares for traditional writing

Tuesday, 04 September 2018

Dr. Mohamed A. Ramady is Senior Advisor with Partner Energy, and former Visiting Associate Professor, Finance and Economics, at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals , Saudi Arabia. He specializes on middle east energy policy, the Saudi Economy, OPEC, GCC regional geo -political risk assessment and has authored many books such as “The Saudi Arabian Economy: Policies, Achievements and Challenges”, “GCC Economies: Stepping up to Future Challenges”, “Economic, Political and Financial Country Risk: An analysis of the GCC countries” . In 2015 he completed several books on “OPEC in a shale oil world : where to next ?”; “The Rentier Theory Revisited”; and “The Political Economy of Social Capital” .

Dr Ramady has held senior level positions for more than 28 years in banking, finance and investment, as a Vice President with Citibank where he was posted in Europe and the Middle East and seconded to the Saudi American Bank as well as with First City Texas Bank, Qatar National Bank, and Qatar International Islamic Bank. Dr Ramady obtained his BA and PhD in Economics, at the University of Leicester, UK, a Postgraduate Masters Degree in Economic Development, University of Glasgow, UK. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK .


Celebrated Syrian novelist Hanna Mineh dies aged 94

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Award-winning Syrian novelist Hanna Mineh, known in his war-torn country as the father of the modern ......

‘Google Doodle’ pays ode to Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour

Saturday, 26 May 2018

In a tribute to what would have been her 72nd birthday, Google Doodle has put up an illustration of ......

Ghassan Imam: When the writer apologizes

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Ghassan Charbel is the Editor-in-Chief of London-based Al Sharq al-Awsat newspaper. Ghassan's Twitter handle is @GhasanCharbel.


Muslim woman bureaucrat’s book holds a mirror to society in India

Monday, 05 February 2018

Parveen Talha, the first Muslim woman to join the Indian civil service and an incisive chronicler of ......

Young Emirati woman writer promotes mindfulness and positivity in her work

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Young Emirati author and self-development coach Hanan al- Samak put all her positive thoughts in her ......

The importance of reading

Wednesday, 11 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.


Pitch Perfect: Tips from a journalist who became a PR professional

Monday, 18 April 2016

When it comes to journalism in the UAE, let’s first start by putting a few things in ......

Farewell to the unique Georges Tarabichi

Monday, 21 March 2016

Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @MAlthaydy


Iran film directors protest colleague’s jail term

Sunday, 06 December 2015

A group of 137 Iranian film directors have written a letter urging the country’s judiciary to ......

Turkish writer Erol Ozkoray convicted for ‘insulting’ Erdogan

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

A Turkish court convicted a writer of “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a ......

Combating illiteracy should go beyond reading and writing in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 10 January 2014

The Kingdom has been able to reduce the rate of illiteracy in nine years and as a result there is ......

Afghan writer Hosseini condemns western 'fortress mentality'

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Writer Khaled Hosseini called for more tolerance for the plight of refugees, as the author of the ......