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McCarthyist Rhetoric Sweeps Gulf Social Media

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 06.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

The accusation of treason is the most serious civil offense a person can be labeled with. It is only for the courts to decide who has committed such a heinous act. This is not a matter to be left for social networking sites and the blogosphere.

U.S. Was Told Of Plot To Overthrow Yemen Leader

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

A billionaire Yemeni sheik met with a high-ranking officer from the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa less than two years ago and revealed a secret plan to overth...

Kuwait Cabinet Resigns Over Bahrain Crisis

AP | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait's Cabinet resigned on Thursday over regional turmoil, the country's official news agency said, in an apparent reference to ...

Two Reuters Journalists Missing In Syria

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2011 | Media

March 30, 2011 9:18:16 PM LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists are missing in Syria. Diplomatic sources said on Wednesday th...

Lost Picasso Found?

Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review | Posted 05.27.2011 | Arts

A painting rumored to be by Pablo Picasso that was stolen from the Kuwait Museum in 1990 or 1991 during the Gulf War has been found in Balıkesir, a w...

The Million-Dollar Weapon

Center For Public Integrity | Sharon Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Sharon Weinberger Center for Public Integrity In the opening days of the assault on Libya, the United States and the United Kingdom launched a ...

Take Care of Veterans, Whatever It Takes

Matthew Boulay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Boulay

I fear that we have yet to learn the lesson of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: we cannot allow ourselves to lose interest in the soldier and the veteran even if we have lost interest in the war.

Is Libya a Turning Point on Humanitarian Interventionism?

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Muammar Gaddafi's bloodcurdling speech yesterday promising an imminent massacre of his opponents in rebel-held Benghazi may prove to be one of the classic political backfires.

Bahrain Forces Attack Protesters

AP | By BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Military troops and security forces opened a large-scale assault Wednesday against hundreds of anti-government protesters occupying...

Without Human Rights We are Just Another Country

Peter Jan Honigsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter Jan Honigsberg

A government that has held prisoners for over 9 years without charges -- and now acknowledges that it will continue to hold them -- cannot pretend that it is committed to human rights.

Just a Century Ago, a Woman Ruled in the Gulf

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

In no other region of the world does the tired old cliché that "behind every great man is a great woman" hold more true than in the Middle East. And ...

Rosita Missoni On Fashion, Her Hotels & The Royal Wedding

Melanie Nayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melanie Nayer

The Missoni name is synonymous with luxury fashion and decor, so it's no surprise the Missoni-brand hotels embody both. The minimalist design perfecte...

Landscaping the Burj Khalifa

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

2011-02-23-burj.gifWhen the Burj Khalifa opened, attention focused on this Emerald City-like apparition.

Exploitation Of Foreign Workers At U.S. Embassies Revealed

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

U.S. State Department employees working throughout the Arab World are abusing foreign workers by illegally confiscating their passports and providing ...

The Winter of Their Discontent: What Will the Arabs Do?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Deepak Chopra

In the end, what determines the fate of a society is very mysterious -- the movement of collective consciousness. No one can predict when the collective will decides to change, yet once it does, its power is always unstoppable.

Risks to the Suez Canal Set the Stage for Falsely Hyping the Price of Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Has anyone stopped to determine what the closure of the Suez Canal would actually mean to the oil market in dollars and cents?

Egypt Unrest May Cause Big Rise In Oil Prices: Kuwait Official

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Global oil prices could exceed $110 a barrel if political unrest in Egypt continues, a member of Kuwait's Supreme Petroleum Council said on Sunday. ...

Reality Check: The MEK and the Guardian's Credibility Gap

Ali Safavi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali Safavi

An article published by The Guardian on the principal Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq, is jam-packed with first-grade logical blunders and topped with dubious historical analogies.

Tunisian Revolt Could Threaten Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

The country was already known for its relatively secular rule, rejection of militant Islam and reforms of women's rights. Can these rights be preserved following the Jasmine Revolution?

How Do Oil Shocks Cause Recessions?

Jeffrey Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Rubin

Oil prices caused the last recession, and oil prices will cause the next one as well. In fact, this time around, oil prices are rising much earlier.

Obama Talks Human Rights to Chinese President as US is Accused of Proxy Detention

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Has the United States adopted a new policy of "proxy detention" of U.S. citizens by countries that engage in torture?

Operation Desert Storm: 20 Years Later

Brandon Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Friedman

Among the anniversaries of war, the transition from Operation Desert Shield to Operation Desert Storm is a small one. But what I know about war now is that this date is important.

UN Lifts Key Sanctions Against Iraq

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council gave a unanimous vote of confidence Wednesday to the significant strides Iraq has taken by lifting 19...

Price of Ethanol and Price of Oil According to the New York Times

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

In a classic example and contender for the Alfred E. Neuman "I Don't Get It" prize of the year the New York Times' editorial page of December 9th outdid itself in discussing oil, ethanol and subsidies.

Sumiati Binti Salan Mustapa, Indonesia Maid Abuse Victim, Hospitalized After Saudi Employers Allegedly Cut Off Her Lips

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Yet another case in a disturbing rash of Saudi employers allegedly abusing foreign maids has surfaced. According to the AFP, Indonesian-born Sumiati...