from Viewsroom:

Gas guzzlers, Al Jazeera and VW follies

January 15, 2016

The falling price of oil is putting U.S. carmakers in a quandary – and may have contributed to the demise of Al Jazeera America. Plus: Volkswagen can’t seem to keep its foot out of its mouth.

from Breakingviews:

Gulf states are on a collision course with tax

December 23, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Britain joins sovereign wealth party too late

November 26, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Qatar’s austerity drive will be felt beyond Doha

November 5, 2015

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

from Breakingviews:

Thruppence: Should World Cup hosts foot FIFA woes?

By Breakingviews Columnists
June 5, 2015

The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

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 MacroScope:

As Greece teeters, France and Italy talk reform

By Mike Peacock
December 10, 2014

France's President Hollande talks with Italy's Prime Minister Renzi during the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Milan

With the Greek government again in peril and Italy flirting with a junk credit rating, it’s all starting to feel a bit familiar.
Greek stocks suffered their steepest daily fall in more than a quarter century on Tuesday after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras brought forward a presidential election.

from Stories I’d like to see:

What we don’t know about Qatar and what we don’t know about key Senate races

By Steven Brill
August 5, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks with Qatari Crown Prince Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in Doha

1. Inside Qatar:  the terrorists’ benefactor and America’s friend

As the war in Gaza continues, we keep hearing that one pipeline for negotiations with Hamas goes through Qatar, the tiny, oil-rich kingdom in the Gulf that has friendly relations with Hamas. In fact, Qatar hosts the leaders of Hamas and provides financial support.

from Jack Shafer:

What’s more rare — a unicorn or an Al Jazeera America viewer?

By Jack Shafer
July 9, 2014

 A man works at a desk in the Al Jazeera America broadcast center in New York,

Al Jazeera America draws such a teensy audience -- 15,000 on average during prime time, according to Nielsen -- that if you dropped all of the fledgling cable news channel's viewers into a modern NBA arena you'd leave a couple of thousand vacant seats. To place Al Jazeera America's audience in perspective, it's less than half of that once attracted by Al Gore's Current TV, the channel it replaced last August. Ratings leader Fox News Channel pulls in an evening average of about 1.6 million.

from John Lloyd:

Corruption predates the World Cup, but it doesn’t have to live past it

By John Lloyd
June 12, 2014

An aerial shot shows the Arena Fonte Nova  stadium, one of the stadiums hosting the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, in Salvador

Crooked sports didn’t begin with FIFA or the World Cup. The truth is, the fix has been in since the beginning of time.