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  • Why the UAE Skype block is pointless

    Why the UAE Skype block is pointless

    UAE attempts to stop Skype have long been an expat bugbear. But Alexander McNabb says the fast past of technological change will ultimately leave the TRA, Etisalat, and Du standing.

    December 6, 2010 3:43
  • Wrong medicine

    Wrong medicine

    After Kipp’s blog said it quite liked Eric Cantona’s plan to punish banks for the crisis, Arab News argues that he may be a brilliant footballer – but he knows little about economics.

    December 5, 2010 2:29
  • Qatar’s pride, others’ prejudice

    Qatar’s pride, others’ prejudice

    As critics line up to question the decision to hand the World Cup to Qatar, Iman Kurdi of Arab News says their bitterness ignores the good the tournament can do.

    December 5, 2010 2:25
 
  • Weather gets good, we spend cash

    Weather gets good, we spend cash

    After the long, uncomfortable summer, residents of the UAE can finally open their doors, windows… and wallets. Kipp asked where you have spent your cash since emerging, blinking, into the light.

    November 30, 2010 3:34
  • Women and work in the Gulf

    Women and work in the Gulf

    The notion of women going to work in the Gulf is gaining traction; so much so that it could be women themselves now creating the biggest barrier, at least in the UAE.

    November 30, 2010 1:00
  • Pepsi on the ball in Saudi

    Pepsi on the ball in Saudi

    Companies who profit from an area have a duty to give back to the community, says Tariq A. Al-Maeena. The Arab News columnist reckons Pepsi’s latest project leads the way in Saudi.

    November 29, 2010 3:58
 
  • Tiger Woods course – down but not out

    Tiger Woods course – down but not out

    A UK paper seems ready to write-off the infamous golfer’s Dubai project, but like so much in Dubai, it ain’t over til it’s over.

    November 28, 2010 12:53
  • Drag abusive employers into the light…

    Drag abusive employers into the light…

    …and drag criminal employees there, too. In this editorial, Arab News argues that tales of torture may be harmful for Saudi, but trying to sweep them away makes things worse.

    November 24, 2010 1:34
  • Haj commercialization will continue – it’s human nature

    Haj commercialization will continue – it’s human nature

    As the Saudi Deputy Prime Minister announces a Dh21 billion dollar development plan for holy sites in Mecca, Kipp can see that the commercialization of Haj will continue for a while yet.

    November 21, 2010 2:11
 
  • Spectrum of graft

    Spectrum of graft

    The scale of the telecoms scam in India is shocking. In this Arab News editorial, the paper says the country’s PM cannot escape responsibility for corruption of his Cabinet colleagues.

    November 21, 2010 10:36
 
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