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Obama's Visit to Riyadh: Semi-Accord Over Iran and Divergence Over Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Raghida Dergham

One of the most difficult issues lies in the intersection of the American-Saudi relationship with the American-Iranian relationship, as Barack Obama desires it to be.

Saudi Women Renew Fight For Right To Drive

AP | By AYA BATRAWY | Posted 03.28.2014 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In the six months since Saudi activists renewed calls to defy the kingdom's ban on female drivers, small numbers ...

The Strategies Required from the Arab and Gulf Summits

Raghida Dergham | Posted 03.21.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

On the eve of the GCC summit in Kuwait last year, Saudi-Omani differences came out into the open, with the Iranian issue being the main reason for the dispute.

Will Iran's Covert War Continue?

Daniel Nisman | Posted 02.07.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

Amidst the flurry of debate over Iran's trustworthiness and willingness to transform itself into a responsible regional power, the destabilizing presence of the Quds Force cannot be ignored.

A New American-Israeli-Russian-Iranian Intersection

Raghida Dergham | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

It is no passing matter for Russia's Defense Minister and Foreign Minister to embark on a visit to Egypt that has been described as "historical", in o...

From Iran in 1953 to Egypt in 2013 -- Why Should the World Have to Pay for U.S. Empire?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 10.20.2013 | World
Chris Ernesto

The U.S. has the power to help calm the situation by stopping military aid and by sincerely condemning violence against Egyptian protesters. But many are lobbying Washington to turn a blind eye to what is happening in strategically important Egypt.

JPMorgan Exits Physical Commodity Trading

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Quite dramatically, being the biggest bull in the China shop, JPMorgan Chase made the striking announcement this past week that it would quit trading in physical commodities.

This Women's Ventures Fund Is Helping the Islamic Fashion Industry Grow

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 08.11.2013 | Small Business
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

The billion dollar Muslim fashion industry today may be one of the most talked about subjects but what commercial activity is really happening?

Bassem Youssef Brings Down House at 12th Arab Media Forum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.19.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Strutting onto the stage at this week's Arab Media Forum (AMF) to a burst of applause and cheers, Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef had a captive audie...

Lebanese Journalists Trained to Cover/Uncover Corruption

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's a very ambitious plan that will require a gargantuan effort on journalists' part given the stakes involved, as members of parliament and ministers are not obliged to divest themselves of business interests.

Egypt and Iran: An Elusive Axis

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

After three decades of frosty relations, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a historic visit to Cairo on February 5, 2012, making him the only post-revolutionary Iranian leader to set foot in the Arab heartland.

Innocence of Muslims - A Case For Civil Society

Tam Hussein | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
Tam Hussein

Freedom of consciousness is needed before democracy can ever flourish. Some critics believe that Arab media is one of the places where this can occur. Unfortunately, Arab media in its present state cannot be the agora of debate.

It Wasn't Just a Movie -- U.S. Ambassador to Libya Killed

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Peter Van Buren

It is not about a movie. The anti-Islam movie was just today's trigger in Libya, was just the most recent spark to a smoldering flame.

Saudi Fundraising Campaign Raises $72.3 Million For Syria

AFP | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact

A five-day Saudi fundraising campaign to support the people in Syria has raised more than $72.33 million, the kingdom's Interior Minister Prince Ahmed...

The Geneva Talks: The Russians Sponsoring a Political Solution in Syria?

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.29.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Tomorrow, in the presence of the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council, in addition to Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar, as well as the Secretary-Generals of both the United Nations and the League of Arab States, a serious race will start in Geneva.

What a Wonderful World: Documentary Is Alive and Well -- For Now

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.16.2012 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

The vibe at the Sheffield Doc Fest is simply fantastic. The city itself welcomes filmmakers, commissioners, composers and producers from all over the world, and gives back warmth and appreciation for their work.

LOOK: Saudi Prince's Posh Miami Pad

Posted 05.12.2012 | Miami

Although many of Miami's 1 percent may feel like they live like princes, we finally have a peek at how one true royal in South Florida lives. Shei...

Andrea Stone

Why Saudi Intelligence Coup In Underwear Bomb Plot Is Cause For Pause | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The thwarting of an al Qaeda plot to send an underwear bomber on a U.S.-bound jetliner is more than an intelligence coup in the battle a...

Iran Toughening on Arab Gulf States and Softening on Nuclear Negotiations

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.20.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

New York -- Iran's leadership has purposely coupled the features of its deal on the nuclear issue with the five permanent Security Council member-stat...

The Tunis Conference: A Practical Step Towards Toppling the Syrian Regime

Raghida Dergham | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Gulf-Western alliance has taken the decision to confront Russia on the issue of Syria, and it presumes that the regime will be gone by the end of the year. Indeed, the strategy to implement this has been set in motion.

Reacting to Reactionary Muslims

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 04.12.2012 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

There are a number of Muslims in Muslim countries who may be willing to oppose the reactionary-conservative movements, but they need additional support, both from within Muslim countries as well as from outside.

Gosaibi Served the Public With Far More Than His Pen

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Few other writers have transcended the notion of distinct nationalities that is common among many Gulf writers today. As time passes, there will be more and more people like me who have been impacted by Ghazi's writings.

Yemen: The World Goes to Riyadh

Robert Weller | Posted 08.06.2011 | World
Robert Weller

At the end of the Arab Spring will they all have gone to Riyadh? For years Muslim dictators have been able to go to Saudi Arabia for medical treatmen...

Osama Bin Laden: He Had It Coming

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi | Posted 07.05.2011 | World
Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

For ten years millions of Arabs were held hostage due to the acts of a minority. During this time tens of thousands of lives were lost in senseless violence that only a megalomaniac would be able to justify.

Protecting Your Post-Divorce Assets After Natural Disasters

Natalie Pace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Divorced parents, more than anyone, can feel extremely vulnerable during disasters, especially if you are counting on investments to help you shore up...