Becoming the first Gulf state to bring a nuclear reactor online is a moment of pride for the UAE but it also raises questions and concerns.
A massive explosion devastates Beirut; Israel denies any involvement. We also circulate below a transcript of last Friday’s podcast “The tactics of terror: ISIS and Al Qaeda in Yemen”.
A key ministerial resignation, a Covid-19 upsurge, an economy headed to ruin and a middle class slamming headfirst into poverty: Lebanon’s disaster unfolds.
Mohammed bin Salman’s effort to secure an English Premiership club have gone for nought with a flawed game plan that wound up playing to his weaknesses.
Summary: Israel has a lot of experience of silencing violent opposition but supporting Palestine peacefully through the Arts is still a dangerous threat.
Sentences in Egypt and investigations in Kuwait have cast a long shadow over social influencers in MENA.
In Libya a new kind of war, with unmanned armed drones, is unfolding, offering new opportunities for weapons manufacturers.
The launch of the UAE’s Mars probe is an astonishing achievement for a small Gulf state; meanwhile back here on earth Dubai’s economy could be hurtling toward a major recession.
The Israeli prime minister is the target of angry protesters, fed up with his handling of Covid-19 and his efforts to escape corruption charges. The police are cracking down hard, a state of affairs Palestinians are all too familiar with but most Israelis are not.
The day-to-day business in most Arab embassies and consulates is PR , diplomacy and serving regime members but they are also busy with surveillance and, at times, engage in other far more sinister activities.