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Saudi Arabia in the Crucible: A Conversation with Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Joseph Braude | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home
Joseph Braude

In recent months, several delegations of American diplomats, elected officials, and Middle East specialists have visited the Saudi capital Riyadh, met...

"Al Arabiya" Chops Beirut Bureau

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.01.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It wasn't an April Fools' joke. The ax fell hard today on the Beirut bureau of Saudi-owned Al Arabiya and Al Hadath satellite news channels: total clo...

British FM Hammond Reassures Saudis It's 'Business as Usual'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

British Foreign Minister Philip Hammond has sent a strong message of reassurance that the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia remains "deep rooted," despite several recent media reports of tensions between Riyadh and London.

Je Suis...Nasser!

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.25.2016 | Media
Faisal J. Abbas

What some clerics need to understand is that the real problem isn't the fact that someone has poked fun at extremist teachings, but that these extremist teachings exist and that those horrendous acts are occurring in the name of Islam.

Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.23.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?

#AMF2015 Tackles Politics, Religion, Ethics, Innovation

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.16.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Toss some hot political issues, mix in religious extremism, factor some ethical considerations and blend in innovation to produce the most sought-after ticket in Arab media events.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: I Could Wear That and Hood By Air

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.17.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

At Pitti Uomo in Florence, running through Friday, where designers are showing their Fall/Winter 2016 menswear collections, I've seen quite a lot I like. From perfumes, to hats, to pocket squares, there was even a ball gown on display, made out of men's foulards.

Jinn, Sex, Atheism Strike Egyptian Media

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.20.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

In today's topsy-turvy environment, all bets are off. Rather than focus on critical upcoming legislative elections and a major conference to help attract investments to Egypt's struggling economy, TV channels seem sidelined by matters that raise eyebrows and questions given their timing.

Twitter Celebrates #Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion

Ramadan 2014 is upon us and Twitter is joining in the celebrations this year with special icons, instant iftar times, and an interactive map. Ahmad...

Basic Arabic: Waheed Samy's Definitive Tome

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Magda Abu-Fadil

Those cut out to be teachers are a breed apart. The good ones, who make a difference in people's lives, are priceless gems cherished long after they'r...

Mimi Raad, Stylist To Arab News Channel Al Arabiya, On What It Takes To Dress News Anchors

Posted 10.01.2013 | Style

In this age of 24/7 news, anchors and newscasters spend a lot of time in front of the camera -- and they've got to look good while doing it. Mimi R...

11-Year-Old Yemeni Girl Speaks, Internet Listens

Charles Clymer | Posted 09.20.2013 | Home
Charles Clymer

We can only hope that Nada's words will spur greater action by world leaders to halt the horrifying practice of child marriage and the human trafficking epidemic that feeds it.

How Saudi Arabia's 'Plan B' Became a Game Changer in Syria

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 06.22.2013 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

A source with access to a senior Saudi official who has opted to remain anonymous, reveals that Saudi Arabia has managed to secure wide international -- albeit unannounced -- support for its initiative to end the Syrian crisis.

Standing up for Saudi Arabia's 'Prostitutes'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.04.2013 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

Last Sunday, history was made in Saudi Arabia when the recently sworn-in Shura Council, the country's consultative assembly, held its first session with 30 women appointees participating for the first time.

In Davos, PM Mikati Seeks to Restore Faith in 'Brand Lebanon'

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 03.27.2013 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

In an exclusive interview, he says that during his participation at the WEF Annual Meeting he will seek to call on economic and political leaders to perceive Lebanon as the beacon of hope for freedom and pluralism in the Middle East.

Destabilizing Lebanon by Assassinations

Nehad Ismail | Posted 12.26.2012 | Home
Nehad Ismail

To neutralise Hezbollah, to weaken Iran, to save Lebanon and to save the Syrian people the regime of Bashar al Assad must be dismantled and by military force if necessary and the sooner the better.

An Apology on Behalf of Al Arabiya News Channel

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 12.15.2012 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

With Al Arabiya News Channel's exclusive coverage on the newly-leaked Syrian security documents coming to an end, the time has finally arrived to voice an opinion about some of the things that have been said.

Sexual Harassment Charges, Other Missteps Plague Egyptian Info Minister

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It hasn't been a good past month for Egyptian Information Minister Salah Abdel Maqsoud who's still being ridiculed for what Arab TV viewers consider an on-the-air pass at an attractive but serious talk show host.

New Man In Charge Of Al-Arabiya

Posted 07.02.2012 | Home

Journalist and HuffPost blogger Faisal J. Abbas has been named the Editor-in-Chief of the English website of Al-Arabiya news channel. The network, wh...

Arab Media Forum Bolsters Region's Local Outlets, Indies Post-Revolts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.22.2012 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Arab media are finally establishing stronger footholds in their backyards following recent revolts and demands by a growing youth population eager to have an impact on the course of events.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed's Alarab to Be to the Right of Al-Jazeera

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home
Faisal J. Abbas

It seems that 2012 will be the year when Arab viewers may finally see the break up of the dominance currently imposed over the Arabic satellite news channel market by the Qatari-owned Al-Jazeera and Saudi-backed Al-Arabiya.

Al Jazeera's Role in Toppling the Dictators One by One

Nehad Ismail | Posted 11.03.2011 | Media
Nehad Ismail

The Arab Spring would not have been possible without Al Jazeera.

Egypt Detains Iranian Diplomat For 'Passing Information'

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2011 | Home

(Reuters) - Egypt has detained an Iranian who worked at Iran's diplomatic mission in Cairo, security sources said Saturday, in a potential setback to ...

Source: Gaddafi's Wife And Daughter Are In Tunisia

Reuters | Tarek Amara and Joseph Logan | Posted 07.18.2011 | Home

May 18, 2011 11:23:39 PM By Tarek Amara and Joseph Logan TUNIS/TRIPOLI, May 19 (Reuters) - The wife and daughter of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaf...

Media Live Up to Name as Game Changers in Spreading Arab Revolutions

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.06.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Any invasion of armies today is being met with an equally hard-hitting invasion of media to cover unfolding events -- often to the consternation of those who seek to suppress people.