“15 years of the war on terror: much was said, but what was achieved?” That was the question that occupied the minds of some of the region’s most well-respected diplomats, political analysts, academics and policy wonks at the second Al Arabiya Global Discussions Forum that got underway in Dubai today. Assessing the steady resurgence of…

A recovery in Egypt’s hotels and hospitality sector is expected to be scuttled in November as the country’s tourism sector reels under the aftermath of the Russian jetliner purportedly downed by ISIL terrorists in the Sinai desert killing 224 people on October 31. Latest data from STR shows that the country reported decreases across key…