Articles from January 2018

Book review: Farewell Shiraz

Farewll Shiraz

Farewell Shiraz An Iranian memoir of revolution and exile By Cyrus Kadivar Published by AUC Press ISBN 9789774168260 Price $39.95 hardback A poignant memoir of pre-1979 Iran and the human drama behind the fall of the last shah In October … Continue reading

Category: Travelog *

Book review : Al-Britannia, My Country

Al Britannia

Al-Britannia,My Country A journey through Muslim Britain By James Fergusson Published by Bantam Press ISBN 9780593077375 Price £20.00 hardback   James Fergusson travels the length of Britain to explore our often misunderstood Muslim communities, and to experience life on both … Continue reading

Category: Travelog *

Can Oman help pour oil on the troubled waters of the Gulf?

Oman's Sultan Qaboos is the longest ruling monarch in the Gulf region. His wisdom and statesmanship could help pour oil on troubled waters

Saudi and Omani officials meet to talk peace Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

Oman bans ex-pat workers from 10 economic sectors

The move is intended to encourage to seek out Omani workers rather than turning immediately to the expatriate workforce

In a bid to get more Omanis into the Labour Force Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has taken the unusual step of banning the recruitment of foreign workers in 10 sectors for six months. The drive is intended to encourage the … Continue reading

Category: Business Tagged

Prince Alwaleed released


Alwaleed released Continue reading

Category: Letter from The Editor

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Category: Featured



By Sylvia Smith The connection between the Louvre Abu Dhabi and  Charles I, monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution in 1649, might seem rather tenuous – but the link … Continue reading

Category: Travelog, Uncategorized

Prince Alwaleed: Two former Presidents voice concern

Prince Alwaleed (R) with former French president Francoise Hollande

Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia Continue reading

Category: Letter from The Editor

Will Iran heed the lessons from history?

iran protest

The ongoing protests in Iran began in Mashhad not Tehran, which is a highly significant factor when considering the nature of the protests;  their primary causes, and their possible trajectory. Traditionally, protests in Iran begin in the capital, Tehran, led by … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs

Amr Moussa’s Regional Round-Up


As we enter a new year Amr Moussa (right),   a former Arab League Secretary General and former Foreign Minister of Egypt, shared some of this thoughts with Asharq Al Awsat: The year 2017 witnessed important developments linked to the … Continue reading

Category: News and Views