• September 20, 2017
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Articles by Omar Sharrif

  • Notes from the land of fire
    Apr 05, 2017 By Omar ShariffSpecial to Weekend Review
    Baku boasts of an impressive skyline but the young in the Azerbaijani capital bemoan the lack of opportunities
  • UAE and India: The ties that bind
    Jan 24, 2017 By Omar Shariff, Special to Gulf News
    The Modi-administration seems to have adopted fresh thinking on West Asia and North Africa, and how it deals with it
  • Brexit: An opportunity for the GCC
    Jan 15, 2017 By Aruba Khalid and Omar Shariff, Special to Gulf News
    The UK is looking for friends and the Gulf bloc is maturing into a more unified economic and political unit and therefore into a stronger partner for Britain
  • ‘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
  • The annual event has not only attracted the biggest names from around the world, it has pushed homegrown talent to the forefront too
  • 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
  • Diff 2015: Sami Yusuf inspires and educates
    Dec 14, 2015 By David Tusing, Deputy tabloid! Editor
    British singer discusses soundtrack of an educational film, and new album ‘Barakah’
  • ‘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
  • Meet the ‘Kurdish Obama’
    Jun 12, 2015 Omar Shariff
    Demirtas, who rivals Erdogan’s rhetorical skills, is credited with transforming the People’s Democratic Party into a mainstream liberal party
  • 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