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Maen al-Bayari
Maen al-Bayari

A Jordanian author and journalist born in 1965, Maen al-Bayari heads the Opinion section in the Arabic edition of al-Araby al-Jadeed.

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On Iran's booby-trapped gift

22 May, 2017

Comment: Iran should back up it talk about willingness to work towards peace with the withdrawal of militias from Syria, writes Maen al-Bayari.

Sisi's failed police state must answer for church bombings

10 April, 2017

Comment: Egypt's police state has failed to protect its people. Instead, it is fuelling vicious sectarian violence that has now become an almost daily occurrence, writes Maen al-Bayari.

Morsi, Samaha and the circus of Arab judiciary

19 May, 2015

Comment: Recent sentences handed down in Egypt and Lebanon suggest the idea of judges' independence is nothing but a boring joke, argues Maen al-Bayari.

Berber rebirth sparks identity issues in Algeria

28 April, 2015

Comment: Since the Berber Spring, there have been growing demands from Algerian Amazighs for greater language rights. All sides need to be wary of divisions, says Maen al-Bayari.

Iran, Queen Nazli and the Arabs

14 April, 2015

Comment: Iran's relationship with the Arab world is at a crucial juncture. We must not make the mistakes of the past, says Maen al-Bayari.

Dialogue, might and political folklore

24 March, 2015

Comment: The call for national dialogues in divided countries across the region is a farce as long as dictators, strongmen and militants are imposing their wills on the ground.

Jordanian opening with Tehran a sign of regional mood

10 March, 2015

Comment: Jordan's recent diplomatic opening to Iran is a sign of changing regional relationships in the wake of the realisation that Iran cannot be ignored.

Yemen: A presidency under reconstruction

25 February, 2015

Comment: Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi needs to rebuild his image to reassert his presidency, or face joining the list of deposed and humiliated Arab presidents.

Hebdo attack does not justify Islamophobic novel

11 January, 2015

The attacks on Charlie Hebdo do not make the content of Michel Houellebecq's book, "Submission", which envisions a France ruled by Islamic law, any less racist.

2014: Additional misery for Palestinians

25 December, 2014

Over the past year Palestinians have experienced greater misery due to internal divisions and ongoing Israeli aggression and occupation.

The triumph of Habib al-Adly’s security state

02 December, 2014

The clearing of Mubarak's former interior minister of the murder of revolutionaries is proof the old security state has prevailed.

Place of birth: Prison

18 November, 2014

Syria and Israel both use the same punitive measures, which leaves an unknown number of children behind bars, knowing only the cruelty of prison life.

Maen al-Bayari
Maen al-Bayari

A Jordanian author and journalist born in 1965, Maen al-Bayari heads the Opinion section in the Arabic edition of al-Araby al-Jadeed.

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