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IAA dreaming?

IAA dreaming?

28 Dec, '114 Comments

Here’s a bit of news which does not add up: Bahrain has been picked to host the headquarters for Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s new international Arabic news network despite months of unrest, according to the tiny Gulf kingdom’s media oversight authority. Alwaleed’s channel, dubbed Alarab, will be based in the Bahraini capital Manama’s […]

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The King Speaketh

The King Speaketh

29 Aug, '114 Comments

I was happy to learn of the King’s speech on Aug 28th, 2011. As has become his custom, he addressed the nation at the end of Ramadhan. In his much awaited speech, he addressed several issues, but did not offer any new political concessions, probably leaving those to the enactment of the National Dialogue demands. […]

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An ex-Prime Minister’s view

An ex-Prime Minister’s view

8 Jun, '099 Comments

I’ve been following Dr. Mahathir Mohamad’s blog for about a year now, maybe a little bit more. I came close to filming and interviewing him in Malaysia when we covered an event there a few months ago, unfortunately that didn’t happen. Still, the experience did not diminish my admiration for the man. I certainly don’t […]

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Obama, the time to deliver is now

Obama, the time to deliver is now

5 Jun, '0915 Comments

I keep asking myself why did Obama choose the most repressive regimes in the Middle East to honour not only with his presence, but also to use as a launchpad for his Utopian vision of a peaceful and democratic Middle East? A vision that will continue to remain as illusive as a desert mirage for […]

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الملك حمد: مشاركة الجهات المقاطعة ستكون من أجمل الأيام

4 Feb, '060 Comments

قصر الصافرية – منصور الجمري قال جلالة الملك حمد بن عيسى آل خليفة في لقاء خاص عقده مع رؤساء تحرير الصحف المحلية أمس الاول ان مستوى الصحافة المحلية قد تطور، وأصبح ما يكتب من تغطيات وأعمدة يقرأ على المستويات المحلية والخليجية والعربية، ولا يمكن الاستغناء عن الصحافة الحرة لأنها «ذراع» للاصلاح، وأكد جلالته أن الصحافي […]

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