All Blog Posts Tagged 'Arab' (83)

My New Book (co-author): Libya's Displacement Crisis: Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War

Libya's Displacement Crisis

Uprooted by Revolution and Civil War

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Added by Ibrahim Fraihat on February 1, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

Militant soccer fans reassert their key role in protest with storming of Cairo stadium

By James M. Dorsey

Militant, street battle-hardened soccer fans stormed a Cairo stadium in advance of the second leg of crowned Cairo Al Ahli SC’s African Confederation Cup final against Ivory Coast’s Sewe Sport in a reassertion of the fans’ key role in protest against the regime of toppled president Hosni Mubarak and subsequent Egyptian governments.

The storming constituted a rejection by the fans of an appeal by the interior ministry, which has banned…


Added by James M Dorsey on December 6, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

Gulf agreement on improved migrant worker conditions unlikely to fend off activist pressure

By James M. Dorsey

Wealthy Gulf nations have agreed on measures to improve the working and living conditions of migrant workers who constitute a substantial segment, if not the majority, in a number of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. The measures constitute a bid to fend off more far-reaching demands by human rights and trade union activists who no longer exclusively target Qatar because of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup but the region at large.

The measures…


Added by James M Dorsey on December 2, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Likely Qatar deportation of striking workers raises concerns

By James M. Dorsey

Qatar is signalling rejection of demands by human rights and trade union activists to grant trade union and collective bargaining rights to its majority migrant worker population with the detention and likely deportation of more than 100 predominantly South Asian labourers who went on strike to protest low pay as well as poor working and living conditions.

Doha News reported that the workers, among the lowest paid in the wealthy Gulf state, were arrested on…


Added by James M Dorsey on November 28, 2014 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Qatar’s hosting of GCC summit in further jeopardy following Gulf states’ handball boycott

By James M. Dorsey

A decision by the handball federations of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to boycott the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship to be hosted by Qatar in January signals the failure of efforts to reconcile the idiosyncratic Gulf state with its regional detractors and casts further doubts on the prospects of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GGC) scheduled to be held in Qatar in December.

The boycott by Bahrain and the UAE, which together with…


Added by James M Dorsey on November 13, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments

Study asserts that controversial Gulf labour regime reduces global inequality

By James M. Dorsey

With the absence of labour rights in the Gulf under fire as a result of Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Gulf states are likely to take heart from a recent study that asserts that authoritarian regimes in the oil-rich Middle East and China have contributed more to the eradication of global inequality than Western nations.

Human rights and trade union activists, targeting Qatar as well as the United Arab Emirates, have succeeded in persuading…


Added by James M Dorsey on November 10, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sponsorship of FIFA: a new front in Gulf political rivalry

By James M. Dorsey

Lurking in the background of world soccer body FIFA’s talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as a sponsor is the escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a result of their divergent attitudes towards political Islam.

Officially, Emirates’ decision to end its $200 million relationship with FIFA is a result of its announcement three years ago that the airline is restructuring its sponsorships, which also include…


Added by James M Dorsey on November 5, 2014 at 12:13am — No Comments

Bahrain rattled by UK court’s opening of door to investigation of torture allegations

By James M. Dorsey

A failed effort by a public relations company representing Bahrain and a UK law firm acting on behalf of Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the commander of Bahrain's Royal Guard and head of its National Olympic Committee, to micromanage media coverage of this month’s lifting of the prince’s immunity by a British court reflects mounting unease in the island state and international sporting associations. The court decision opens the door to a British police…


Added by James M Dorsey on October 21, 2014 at 7:16am — No Comments


In the current situation in Palestine, the twenty-two member Arab League once again is under the spotlight of international relations experts who are eager to see if the organization could come up with a united stance towards the conflict. International observers versed in the Arab politics, perhaps, discern it too well that Arab countries could hardly get rid of their old mudslinging against each other when coming to find a common ground to protect Arab interests. Quite glaringly, the…


Added by ABM Mosleh Uddin on July 18, 2014 at 1:00am — No Comments

A Point of No Return for “Iraq?” ISIS march into Iraq exposes new realities

June 27, 2014 Brian E. Frydenborg

Much of the coverage of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria’s (ISIS)…


Added by Brian Frydenborg on June 28, 2014 at 5:48am — No Comments

Who Shot Ahmed?

If you appreciate journalism and storytelling in service of human rights and justice, read on.

Who Shot Ahmed? Cover


The journalist Elizabeth Dickinson has a vital new e-single: Who Shot Ahmed? A Mystery Unravels in Bahrain's Botched Arab Spring.  It is a compelling, fast paced read about a tragedy, a government coverup and a family's quest for justice. I'm biased because I served as the publisher, but you don't have to…


Added by markleongoldberg on October 4, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Morsi Out, Military In, Can Democracy Slip Too In Egypt

When Mubarak was ousted in Spring 2011 I concluded following scenario in my article…


Added by Ari Rusila on July 4, 2013 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

Stand with Women Who Stand for Democracy Campaign Launch

**Peace & Collaborative Development Network: We ask for your support in getting the word out!

This week Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) launched the Stand With Women Who Stand For Democracy Campaign, which seeks to raise global awareness that democracy will not be achieved – in the MENA…


Added by Women's Learning Partnership on July 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Deadline Extended! Arab, Muslim, Western women: Dialogue Opportunity

Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues

Participating in the Connection Point Dialogues program will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of Western, Arab and Muslim women from around the world. The program structure and contents will be based on a curriculum developed by Peace X Peace, to include activities and discussion on a variety of issues concerning both regions, including…


Added by Yasmina Mrabet on March 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues - Call for Participants!


Participating in the Connection Point Dialogues program will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of…


Added by Yasmina Mrabet on February 14, 2013 at 10:17pm — No Comments

A good day to learn about Palestine

Today, November 29, 2012, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (sometimes known simply as Solidarity Day). This day of observance has been celebrated on or around November 29 since a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 2, 1977. (See…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 30, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Challenge Your Assumptions! A Dialogue in Abu Dhabi

By Michelle Pomeroy

“As women, there are many shared experiences that make lifestyle differences seem less dividing to our shared humanness. Our gathering created such a moment.”


While we were learning a great deal about the nuances that shaped one another’s backgrounds, it…


Added by Yasmina Mrabet on June 18, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Arab Americans: Networking, Volunteering, Empowering

“In short, if I were to describe the typical Arab American woman participating in NAAP, she would be highly engaged in the community, up to date with global developments, concerned with making a difference, and participating alongside men as an equal partner.”

Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet…


Added by Yasmina Mrabet on June 18, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

An Opportunity to Write Letters and Build Peace

By Barbara Federman

Editor’s note: Earlier this year, Barbara Federman contacted us with the idea for a letter writing exchange between women in the United States and Arab and Muslim women around the world. If you are interested in becoming a part of this project, please contact Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet:



Added by Yasmina Mrabet on June 18, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

The road to conflict transformation in Lebanon by Vanessa Bassil- CGNews

Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), an initiative of the international conflict transformation organization Search for Common Ground…

Added by Vanessa Bassil on June 11, 2012 at 8:45am — 7 Comments

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