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2022 World Cup Sparks Labour Reform, Just Not in Qatar

James Dorsey | Posted 10.06.2015 | World
James Dorsey

While focused on Qatar, the campaign also targeted other Gulf states and prompted other activists to focus on high-profile construction projects like sites for Western museums and universities in the UAE. It also motivated countries across the region to tinker with their labour systems.

RE: Syrian Crisis, Ode to the International Community

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 10.06.2015 | Impact
Sarah Elzeini

Spending the past months reading op-eds, attending UN panel sessions, and engaging in conversations, a reoccurring theme whether in news print or verbalized, had left me unsettled. The new found debate on a country's morality in regards to the Syrian refugee crisis.

FIFA to Rescue of Troubled Saudi King Salman

James Dorsey | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Pictures of Saudi soccer players subjecting themselves to Israeli controls potentially could have been the cinder that put the House of Saud on fire where it not for the willingness of Sepp Blatter's FIFA fire brigade to come to Mr. Salman's rescue on what can only be opportunistic political grounds.

The Gulf States Should Do More for Syrian Refugees

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 09.30.2015 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

This catastrophic funding crisis risks condemning generations of refugees to live in camps indefinitely. If the GCC could match aid for Syrians to the economic assistance it donates to friendly governments, the impact could be huge.

What's the Big Deal With Those Persian Gulf Airlines?

George Hobica | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
George Hobica

Is all the hype -- and fear -- justified? Are they that much better than Delta, American, United, Lufthansa, Air France/KLM, and the rest?

Subsidized Gulf Airlines' Impact on U.S. Cities and Our Airline Network

Rob Britton | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Six months into the trade dispute between the massively subsidized Gulf airlines -- Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways -- and U.S. network carriers, the tactics of the two sides have become familiar.

I Am (Not) Proud to Be a Filipino

Sarah Zonio | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
Sarah Zonio

Understanding the richness of a country's history, its culture, its way of life, its people, and how they differ from the other countries, will open your eyes to a whole new perspective.

The UAE's High Stakes in Yemen

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.

United Arab Emirates: Lift Travel Ban on Political Dissidents

Brian Dooley | Posted 09.15.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

It's hard to describe how scared people in the United Arab Emirates are of the secret police. The State Security apparatus is the UAE's Stasi. Human rights activists told me that the agency jailed or forced into exile many of the country's leading lawyers, academics and other civil society leaders.

Why Emirates Is Not a Real Airline

Rob Britton | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Open Skies agreements have served U.S. carriers very well, enabling them to grow overseas, and to partner with European and Asian airlines to expand their networks. But U.S. airlines cannot - and should not have to - compete with airlines with short paths to enormous government treasuries.

Iran Exposes the Myth of GCC Unity

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

If GCC officials slowly pivot toward the perception that their long-term interests reside in an improved relationship toward Iran, such a strategic shift would be seen in Riyadh as an erosion of GCC unity against an emboldened Iran.

At Least 60 Foreign Troops Killed In Rebel Attack In Yemen

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.05.2015 | World

SANAA, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates struck Houthi targets across Yemen, state news agency WAM said on Saturday, a day a...

How Wealthy Arab Gulf States Shape The Washington Influence Game

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Arab Emirates spent more than $12 million on lobbying and public relations here in 2014. That cash secured representation fr...

What the West Should Understand About Human Rights in the Emirates

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

Human rights have been a curious case when it comes to the UAE and the other Gulf Arab states for quite some time. The most widely reported concerns in the Emirates have had to do with workers in Dubai, the UAE's second city.

Lack of Relations Was the Greatest Poverty: Modi's Promising Visit to the UAE

Sarah Elzeini | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Sarah Elzeini

If the United Arab Emirates can maintain strong cooperation with Pakistan, if India can cooperate on counterterrorism efforts with Pakistan despite Kashmir-related tensions, and if countries from the United States to the Arab World can mend relations.

Americans Jailed in UAE for a Year Without Charge

Brian Dooley | Posted 08.19.2015 | World
Brian Dooley

It's time the US government spoke out about the US citizens in prison in the UAE, and for the many others wrongly detained there. It's been a long year for the al Darats, a horrifying ordeal. It's time it ended.

Jeffrey Goldberg's Assault on Free Speech

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 08.14.2015 | Media
Chaker Khazaal

Let me be clear, I have no sympathy for the Muslim Brotherhood and would never cast a vote in their favor. However, labeling the Arabic HuffPost as a mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood is not only patently false, it is an attempt to constrain free speech that endangers journalists who are already suffering for simply reporting facts, or their insight, on Arab issues.

Urgent Action: Gulf Carrier Subsidies Need to Be Addressed Now

Rob Britton | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Rob Britton

Our government needs to heed this threat to the U.S. airline grid, to domestic economic objectives, and to good-paying U.S. jobs. As someone who worked in the U.S. airline business for 25 years, I know firsthand that American, Delta, and United can compete, but not on a playing field rigged by limitless resources

Yemen Troops Say Ousted Houthi Rebels From Al-Anad Military Base

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.04.2015 | World

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's pro-government troops fought pockets of resistance outside a key military base in the country's south Tuesday, a da...

Yemen Conflict and Arab Uprising: Regional Fissures and Repercussions

James Dorsey | Posted 08.04.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Saudi Arabia's four-month old bombing campaign against Houthi rebel forces in Yemen has had mixed results beyond devastation in the region's poorest country.

Pioneering Social Solutions In The Arab World

Raza Jafar | Posted 07.29.2015 | Impact
Raza Jafar

Instead of old-style philanthropy, social entrepreneurship encourages a sustainable, triple bottom line approach to business issues, comprising an effective 'repackaging' of capitalism for the century ahead.

Explore the Richness of the United Arab Emirates With a Semester in Sharjah

College Tourist | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

With fast growing economies like Saudi Arabia and the UAE quickly becoming hot destination for international companies, students who are looking to gain experience in a culture that will help their future job prospects should take note.

Turkey Is Finally Doing Something Useful in the Fight Against ISIL

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.27.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

Before the United States dispatched its F-15's and F-16's over the skies of Iraq and Syria last fall, the administration worked furiously behind the scenes to assemble an anti-ISIL coalition that would prove durable.

Cargo Ships Mysteriously Catch Fire In The Heart Of Dubai

AP | ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 07.13.2015 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Firefighting trucks and boats rushed to contain a blaze that broke out Monday aboard three cargo vessels docked a...

The Most Beautiful Mosque In The World And Me

Beno Saradzic | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Beno Saradzic

I'd like to tell a story about the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and how our paths crossed through the years. I've lived and worked in the...