Jun 16, 2012
Bashar Al Assad's cold words to his disloyal dissidents in his latest speech were very clear: You either follow us like sheep, or we will slaughter your children like sheep. Read Article When tanks crush children, Syrians must ask: who are we?
Jun 09, 2012
This lack of will reflects the primary crisis Pakistan faces, which is wholly internal and due overwhelmingly to two decades of gross mistakes by the ruling elite, not solely to American perfidy. Read Article Pakistan's prickly paralysis fuelled by legacy of delusion
Jun 02, 2012
Egyptians face a difficult choice when they return to the polls: authoritarian control inevitably stifles creativity and risk-taking, as well as increasing corruption. But too much religion can be unruly. Read Article From Central Asia to Egypt, rethinking the role of religion
May 12, 2012
The prevailing mood in Egypt today is just like it was during the parliamentary elections a few months ago: on edge, cautious and overly pessimistic. Read Article Egyptian politics are a game of chess without a king
Apr 28, 2012
The surprise is not that the West is producing and devouring art and heritage from the Muslim world, but that Muslims themselves are proving much slower at the same activities. Read Article The West appreciates Islamic art - so why don't Muslims?
Apr 21, 2012
If you want the measure of a man, look on their bookshelves. Choose your references wisely. As great as they are, as great you will be. Read Article See books as signposts for life and guides to character
Apr 14, 2012
One of the most remarkable, and yet least remarked upon aspects of the Bradford political earthquake, is that George Galloway and his supporters broke through the old clan system of the "Biraderi" to win the Muslim vote. Read Article Muslim voters are creating a new political order in Britain
Apr 07, 2012
Bhutan, according to the United Nations, is the happiest country in Asia. What do the inhabitants of this tiny landlocked Himalayan country know that the rest of us don't? Read Article Money can't buy happiness - but well-being index is proof it helps
Mar 31, 2012
With the alarming number of deaths in car crashes in the UAE, I can't help but think how other families are dealing with such traumatic incidents. Read Article I changed forever, the day I thought my brother had died
Mar 24, 2012
It's France's turn to examine the toxic rhetoric of its leaders in the wake of yet another deranged gunman taking the lives of innocent people in the name of a maligned cause. Read Article All religions are victims of the horror that unfolded in Toulouse
Mar 17, 2012
It's no joking matter. The world seems to think that Muslims have no sense of humour. But maybe they are just missing the punchline. Read Article Warning: Muslims have a sense of humour and we'll be using it
Mar 10, 2012
The results of elections in Russia, Tunisia and Egypt have been greeted with dismay in some quarters of the West. But that does not make them any less democratic. Read Article Loving democracy is not the same thing as liking the winner
Mar 03, 2012
The line-up of foreign powers on the opposing sides of the Syrian conflict is beginning to resemble the coalitions that destroyed Biafra 40 years ago. Read Article As a civil war develops in Syria, reporters should not take sides
Star Trek's technological feats are ahead of the times - dreamt up almost half a century ago, much of its technology is today a reality. Can’t you beam me up, Scotty?
Action from Malmo and last night's Eurovision Song Contest. In pictures: Eurovision Song Contest 2013
Following the 1948 war, Israeli librarians rushed to collect 30,000 mostly Arabic books from the houses of Jerusalem's prominent Palestinian families. Palestinian activists sue Israel for the return of 6,000 books
Istanbul's famous mosque tries to strike balance between religion and tourism money by providing tourists with coverings. Thomas Seibert reports Turkey tightens Blue Mosque dress code
Dropping out of the top tier could be more of a help than a hurt, comments Paul Radley. Step backward may help UAE rugby move forward
The dialect of the Hebus and Shehhu mountain tribes in Ras Al Khaimah is a living example of the history of the Arabic language's evolution in the region. Video: Talking Shehhi – a dialect from RAK's mountain tribes
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