Tuesday, January 27, 2015

“I want things to be better, this is how I fight. This is my gun.”

Khalid Albaih Sudanese cartoonist Dhahran Saudi Arabia blog

Khalid Albaih is a Sudanese political cartoonist living and working in Qatar as the head of installation and design for public art at Qatar Museums. His cartoons were used by protesters in Cairo, Sanaa, Tripoli, and Tunis. On Sunday I interviewed the artist about the French publication Charlie Hebdo, Arab politics, and what he thinks the future holds for Sudan, the Middle East, and for his own family.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Saudis make 'Rich List,' no one is surprised

Forbes logo blogging Dhahran Saudi Arabia
Forbes recently published its billionaires list and as usual, quite a few Saudis made the cut. Of course leading this list of rich old men is self made man Prince Al Waleed bin Talal al Saud at #35.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

'Lady of the Arab screen' dies at age 83

Faten Hamama tribute Dhahran Saudi Arabia blog
Yet another* icon of the Arab stage and screen has passed away. Egyptian actress Faten Hamama, who was well known for her film work in the 1940s and 1950s, died yesterday reports her son Tarek Sharif. Hamama had been hospitalized a few weeks earlier due to an illness.