The arrest of billionaire businessman Hisham Talaat Moustafa on charges of ordering the murder of the Lebanese singer Suzan Tamim in Dubai was an unprecedented step forward in the history of the country. Read more »
An insightful piece by Sultan on why The Hermitage Fund’s arrival is welcome news for GCC markets.
It was simply a matter of time before the tensions between Georgia and Russia escalated into a full-scale war. The Russians will obviously not be intimidated nor will they back off, not after Kosovo and Iraq. The best chance Georgia has of keeping South Ossetia and Abkhazia (as well as sparing us all the possibility of igniting a Third World War) would be by Mr. Saakashvili resigning. Read more »
South Africa in the 1990s restored the faith of all Africans in their continent and put to shame the racist system that had plagued the nation for many decades. In the last major elections however, its citizens had to settle for a choice in leadership, not in the best person to lead, but between the lesser of two evils. Read more »
The problem with watching Al-Jazeera in Arabic isn’t just that the channel gives ample airtime to militants and terrorists to share their “perspective”, but because its conspiracy theories and controversies give the station so much influence on the easily-swayed Arab mindset. Read more »
The late giant of an entrepreneur Dhirubhai Ambani, who once proudly proclaimed that he bet on people, almost certainly always won. Sadly, one bet he seems to have lost is that on his sons. How sibling rivalry could potentially destroy shareholder value. Read more »