Arab world view

Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, approved a draft law which would introduce a prison term of up to five years and a penalty of 300,000 riyals for sexual harassment, weeks before the decades-long ban on women driving is lifted

Saudi Editor to Arab World: Be Like Europe, Stop Living in Past

TEL AVIV – The editor of a major Arabic-language paper has urged the Arab world to stop clinging to a past that no longer exists and start learning from Europe, which gave up on violence and war in favor of peace and modernity. 

Former Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Abul Gheit, expected to be elected as the new secretary general of the Arab League bon February 03, 2013 in the Egyptian capital Cairo.

Arab World Blasts New Arab League Chief for Being Friendly to Israel

TEL AVIV – The Arab media accused the newly appointed Secretary-General of the Arab League of being too “conciliatory” toward Israel, Ynet news reported. Ahmed Aboul-Gheit was nicknamed “Tzipi’s boyfriend” due to meetings the former Egyptian foreign minister held with his

Former President George W. Bush attends an event at Warren Easton High School to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 28, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana

WATCH – Muslim Cleric on PA TV: U.S., Israel Spread Sex, Pornography, and Drugs in the Arab World

JERUSALEM – The U.S. and Israel disseminate sex, pornography, and drugs in the Arab world in order to destroy Islamic values, a professor of Quranic studies said on official Palestinian TV. In a show broadcast on Thursday, Imad Hamato, who teaches at the University of Palestine in Gaza, said that the U.S.’s plan to impose American values on the Arab world began with former President George W. Bush. Hamato claimed that Bush said, “We will enter Iraq and bring in pornography and we will teach them the American civilization and culture.”

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Saudi Commentator: ‘Racist Demagogue’ Trump Is Worst GOP Candidate for Us, Rubio is Best

TEL AVIV – An immensely influential Saudi columnist ranked the US presidential candidates on his Twitter account, offering insight into how this year’s election season may be perceived by Sunni Muslim elites across the Arab world. Khaled Eldakhil, a columnist for the London-based Al Hayat pan-Arab newspaper and a sociology professor at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia, tweeted: “For the Arabs, the worst candidates are first and foremost Donald Trump, who is a racist demagogue, and then Ted Cruz, one of the most radical neoconservatives in the Republican Party.”