from The Great Debate:

For the Arab world, lots of new channels, but still the same old story

By Noha Mellor
February 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia's Prince Waleed bin Talal waves upon his arrival in Ramallah

Saudi Arabia's Prince Waleed bin Talal (C) waves upon his arrival in the West Bank town of Ramallah, March 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman

from Bernd Debusmann:

The arms race for human rights

By Bernd Debusmann
May 25, 2012

Profits from arms deals tend to trump human rights. The United Nations Security Council, whose five veto-wielding permanent members count among the world’s biggest arms dealers, is falling down on its job. Hypocrisy is rampant as governments pay lip service to human rights.

from Breakingviews:

Saudis wouldn’t gain much from a union with Bahrain

May 2, 2012

By Una Galani

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Full Focus:

Images of April

May 2, 2012

Photographer Bobby Yip traveled to North Korea for a rare look inside the secretive nation as they prepared to launch a rocket. Protests continued in Bahrain ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix and Los Angeles marked 20 years since the riots sparked by the beating of Rodney King. Other subjects included in the gallery include a goat in New York City and Olympic preparations around the globe. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

from Breakingviews:

Formula One has much to lose in Bahrain race

April 20, 2012

By Una Galani

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Full Focus:

Images of March

April 2, 2012

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Japan marked the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami. Voting took place in Myanmar in what was hailed as a step towards democratic change. A shooting at a Jewish school in Toulouse rocked France.

from Breakingviews:

Hedge funds show banks how to recoup loans to Gulf

March 20, 2012

By Una Galani

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Global Investing:

A scar on Bahrain’s financial marketplace

February 16, 2012

Bahrain's civil unrest -- which had a one-year anniversary this week -- has taken a toll on the local economy and left a deep scar on the Gulf state's aspiration to become an international financial hub.

from Full Focus:

Images of September

September 30, 2011

September marked ten years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. The fighting continued in Libya as the rebels closed in on Gaddafi strongholds and Palestinian President Abbas made a bid for statehood recognition at the U.N. This selection of our top photos of the month includes these news stories alongside the ongoing Dale Farm case, New York fashion week and a giant vegetable contest. WARNING: Graphic content