Tag Archives: Gulf States

Time to Re-Evaluate the War against Daesh

We all knew that Daesh was capable of horrible things. However, the death by burning to which Jordanian pilot Moaz al Kasasbeh was subjected to broke through a morbid threshold I believe very few of us, if any, thought would … Continue reading

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Dubai: What’s behind the desert, the skyscrapers and everything in between

Note: This is the second of two posts recounting Eye on the East’s recent visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The first post can be found here. There always seems to be a certain buzz around Dubai. Whether it’s the … Continue reading

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Dubai: The desert, the skyscrapers and everything in between…

Note: This is the first of two posts recounting Eye on the East’s recent visit to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. So I finally went back to Dubai. I didn’t expect anything to feel familiar, given that so much had changed … Continue reading

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Human Rights Watch on the Children of Bahrain

We live in a world where violence has become common place, suffering a regular feeling we have learned to cope with and the dead just one more number. Or maybe this is the world that the Middle East and Arab … Continue reading

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A Strike Averted, Back to Business as Usual

Saying that this past week was a long week is an understatement. Syria and the Levant awaited the “imminent” but “limited” strike, barely able to imagine the immediate consequences on Syria and the wider repercussions on the region this attack … Continue reading

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The Sheikhs Get Down to Business

In what came as a rather unexpected move, member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) listed Hezballah on their never-heard-of-before list of terrorist organizations for its involvement in Syria alongside the Assad regime, while threatening to take action against … Continue reading

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Shukran Qatar

Apparently, the world has had much to thank Qatar for in recent years. And if you haven’t been thanking it, check your closest government office, local opposition force or ailing business conglomerate for details. One of them is sure to … Continue reading

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