• January 19, 2017
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Articles by Omar Sharrif

  • ‘I don’t want to judge on polygamy’
    Dec 15, 2016 By Omar Shariff, Special to Weekend Review
    Hussain Ali Lootah, the author of ‘Between Two Wives’, says the book is about his experience and what he has learnt
  • Abu Dhabi Art 2016 will offer a vibrant fare
    Nov 09, 2016 By Omar Shariff, Special to Weekend Review
    Starting November 16, the eighth edition of the event will feature works by artists from 20 countries and 40 of the world’s most innovative galleries
  • ‘Russia is not a banana republic’
    Nov 25, 2015 By Omar ShariffStaff Writer
    Ankara has taken a gamble and sent Moscow a message
  • Is peace in the region a zero sum game?
    Sep 21, 2015 By Omar Shariff, Staff Writer
    Currently, there seems to be little incentive for compromise and no common ground on which to negotiate
  • A bird’s-eye view of hate
    Jan 28, 2015 Reviewed by Omar Shariff, Deputy Editor, Weekend Review
    Mohammad Hasan Al Harbi bats for the hated creature while using it as a metaphor for today’s world
  • Breaking bones in Europe
    Nov 20, 2014 Reviewed by Omar ShariffDeputy Editor, Weekend Review
    Jack Reacher is a drifter. But the army tracks him down, because someone has taken a long-range shot at the French president
  • Dan Brown to be at Sharjah Book Fair
    Oct 25, 2014 By Omar Shariff, Deputy Opinion Editor and Noor Nazzal, Staff reporter
    Celebrated author will speak about his work at the Sharjah Expo Centre on November 6
  • Using history as a peg to engage readers
    Oct 01, 2014 By Omar Shariff Deputy Editor, Weekend Review
    Novelist Ken Follet on the challenges the Century Trilogy posed, and the planning it took to weave the events of the 20th century around a generational plot
  • End of the ‘Century Trilogy’
    Oct 01, 2014 Reviewed by Omar ShariffDeputy Editor, Weekend Review
    Ken Follet began with the First World War and now closes with the fall of the Berlin Wall
  • ‘Sectarian fault lines bleeding the region dry’
    Jun 14, 2014 By Omar Shariff, Deputy Opinion Editor
    Analysts believe people are trying to adapt themselves to live with this chaos
  • ‘The Boss’ of Equatorial Guinea
    Jun 05, 2014 By Omar ShariffDeputy Editor, Weekend Review
    The corruption and brutality of Obiang have ensured that despite the country being a significant oil producer, its tiny population languishes in poverty
  • Survive, rescue, rebuild
    May 29, 2014 By Omar ShariffDeputy Editor, Weekend Review
    The ‘infecteds’ are running amok. Captain Lee is the only one standing in their way
  • ‘Throwing Sparks’ is not for the faint of heart
    May 15, 2014 Reviewed by Omar ShariffDeputy Editor, Weekend Review
    Even when he is at his most self-critical, it is difficult to feel any sympathy for Tariq, the protagonist
  • Gulf News readers pick BJP to win India vote
    May 13, 2014 By Omar Shariff Deputy Opinion Editor
    Nearly half think Hindu nationalists will win, 27% backed Congress and 21% support AAP
  • AAP agenda strikes a chord with readers
    May 13, 2014 By Omar Shariff, Deputy Opinion Editor
    21 per cent think Kejriwal will become the new prime minister of India
  • ‘Modi has transformed himself deliberately’
    Apr 06, 2014 By Omar Shariff Deputy Opinion Editor
    Modi will have to try and restore faith and credibility among minorities