Francis Matthew is a former Editor at Large of Gulf News, where he was also editor from 1995 to 2005. He has been a reporter and commentator in the Gulf since the 1980s.
The readiness to embrace the change suggested by these business leaders and innovators varies across the Arab world
Economic reform must open economies to the technologies of the future, and find 1 million new jobs a year for growing number of youth
Europe no longer fears a British in-out referendum
Combination of LibDems and Ulster MPs may keep SNP at bay
Egypt has showcased itself as a highly lucrative investment destination
Being devout is not antithetic to being moderate
A new Great Game
What is the difference between a professional cabbie and your average UberX guy?
Rousseff can do more to put Brazilians at ease
Regardless of what Kerry intended to say, his argument highlighted the need to include the Syrian regime in any solution
Nuclear negotiations with Tehran unlikely to lead to war in the near future
A big SNP block in Westminster will be toxic to the Union