The collaboration between former militant Mustafa Hamid and journalist Leah Farrall about his time in Afghanistan is fascinating. Justin Vela finds it also brings fresh insights into Syria and Iraq today.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud appoints interior minister Prince Mohammed bin Nayef as the new crown prince and the king’s son, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as the new deputy crown prince.
The youth of Kuwait are ready to take their country forward through technology and a vision of multiculturalism, but are frustrated by government inertia and reluctance to change, Gulf Correspondent Justin Vela writes
Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said has been receiving medical treatment in Germany since July, and told his subjects earlier this month that he would be unable to return for the occasion, which falls on his birthday.