Articles from January 2018

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



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

U.S. freeze assets of five companies it accuses of aiding Iran missile programme


US slaps sanctions on Iran Continue reading

Category: Interviews

Some Saudi detainees slip back into public life

The Ritz Carlton in Riyadh. However luxurious the hotel may be, it still constitutes a prison to those who do not wish to remain there

  Saudi authorities’ anti-cor­ruption drive appears to be closing as individuals, including a former govern­ment minister and mem­bers of the royal family, detained in the sweep have appeared in public. Former Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim al-Assaf, who had been detained … Continue reading

Category: Current Affairs