For Qatar, a game of damah on the world stage →
Men play the ancient game of Damah in Souq Waqif From The Guardian: In an air-conditioned room down an alley in the old market of Qatar’s capital Doha, enthusiasts of “damah” gather most evenings. The ancient board game, rarely played in recent years, is now being revived by local enthusiasts. It is, afficionados say, a contest of strategy and finesse – and thus an apt metaphor for the...
DohaNews: Nine things I learned about Saudi Arabia... →
Khaled Almaeena is the editor-in-chief of Arab News, one of the largest and longest-running English-language newspapers in the Gulf. The paper is often gutsy with its content, and that no doubt has a lot to do with Almaeena, a Saudi who has been educated in the United States, Britain and Pakistan (he’s fluent in Urdu!). Almaeena spoke about Saudi Arabia’s past, present and future at CMU-Q on...
Qatar residents turn out to support intervention... →
Scores of people rallied outside Libya’s embassy in Qatar on Sunday, calling for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to go. “I want [Gaddafi] dead - definitely I want him gone,” Mustafa Sharif, a 48-year-old Tripoli native, told Doha News on the sidelines of the rally. ”We’re here to support our people and tell them we are with them.” The event appeared to be...
Denied entry to Bahrain
RT @JustAmira: I’m hurt this is happening in Bahrain and what adds insult to injury is not the govt action but how low and sectarian ppl …
RT @Arabian_Babbler: #BAHRAIN: Manama recalls ambassador to #Iran, alleging ‘blatant interference’ http://tinyurl.com/45qgjcq
A world of tweets
amzam: very cool visualization by frog design (h/t @sunfoundation)
RT @SultanAlQassemi: To GCC tweeps who are offended by Egyptians voicing their opinions about “our matters” keep in mind we voiced our o …
ShortFormBlog: Protesters fired upon and... →
shortformblog: yemen, boiling over: The vehement protests against Yemeni President Ali Abudullah Saleh have racheted up in recent days, culminating in live rounds being fired on citizens, and the attack of a provincial governor. Naji al-Zaidi was stabbed in the neck with a dagger, as were four of his…
RT @Salon: What do you think about the White House’s decision to make P.J. Crowley resign? http://salon.com/a/s4SwfAA
RT @AJEnglish: Oman ruler shifts lawmaking powers: Sultan Qaboos grants legislative powers to two councils… http://aje.me/fqSFfJ
RT @AymanM: Tears for a Journalist: Change in the Middle East Comes at High Cost http://bit.ly/fDdkCD
Al Jazeera cameraman killed in apparent ambush...
Sad to hear this. dohanews:
RT @HannahAllam: After 40 sessions of parliament, #iraq lawmakers approved only 2 of 280 proposed measures. Riot police used batons agai …
RT @Dima_Khatib: Yemen: Friday’s demos have been MASSIVE. Pictures show human rivers of protesters, undeterred by repression or promises …
RT @meedan: Curating and translating tweets on #Saudi today here http://www.curated.by/meedan/saudi-arabia - please join
RT @AJListeningPost: “The world conspires to convince me of my significance.” Bill Keller, on being important. http://nyti.ms/hQHy06
RT @borzou: #Libya: Free bags of rice & crates of milk 4 supporters at celebration of a victory claimed by Kadafi http://lat.ms/ggxIi8
RT @Muslimerican: In the Gulf, Will Migrant Workers Unite To Break Their Chains? http://muftah.org/?p=914 #migrantrights #womensrights
@DohaNews: Finally! A draft of Qatar's new media... →
dohanews: We’ve been talking about it for years, and God help me, I’m starting to get my hopes up. That’s because today, Qatar-based Arabic daily newspaper Al-Sharq published details of a draft media law proposed by the Ministry of Culture’s Department of Communications. Highlights include: Support and appointment of Qatari journalists through the Ministry of Culture Not requiring news...
RT @shihabeldin: Hundreds rally in West Bank, #Gaza for Women’s Day http://bit.ly/gvThAE #BDS #ApartheidIsrael #HumanRights
RT @Dima_Khatib: Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of National LIbyan Council: If Gaddafi stops bombardment & leaves within 72 hours, we won’t p …
Saudi Arabia detains Shia protesters, religious scholars throw support behind ban on protests http://huff.to/ePWqGp
Journalists Take to the Streets in Turkey
Poll: Tea Partyism in Major Decline as America... →
theatlantic: Tea party polling has been an inexact science, and data like these have been used to count (inaccurately) how many people are involved in the movement. Pollsters have gotten more specific at times, asking whether people are members of tea parties, and then asking those people what they think of things, but even self-identification doesn’t seem too reliable to me. What this...