February 10th Issue

Qatar Airways CEO: Building A Dream

By Leila Hatoum Time is in short order when you are pushing your country’s national carrier forward in a fiercely competitive, global industry, as well as spearheading the building of the world’s “most unique airport,” while trying to find new ways to serve your passengers. Sitting at one of eight private lush retreat rooms in the first class lounge at Hamad International Airport (HIA), in Doha, Akbar Baker, Qatar Airways’ chief executive, answered Newsweek Middle East’s questions, multiple phone calls and welcomed priority guests all at the same time. There’s never a dull moment in the fast-paced discussions with Baker, who is hands on when it comes to the development of the multi-billion HIA. The dynamic airline chief’s frankness in his appraisal of the aviation industry covered a range of controversies, from new expansions, acquisitions, his friendship with controversial U.S. presidential hopeful, Donald (Read More)

Inside Cover

Features

Lebanon: Bee Epidemic

By MOSTAPHA RAAD Climate change has shifted the ecology of land and sea. It has affected both fauna and flora,…

Syrian Kurds: Left Out

For Syrian Kurds, the future seems uncertain BY Mohammed A. Salih The exclusion of Syria’s powerful Kurdish Democratic Union Party…

Bringing the War Home

Right-wing extremists are a bigger threat to America than Daesh BY Kurt Eichenwald Inside a storefront Chinese restaurant in upstate…

Palestine: The Road Ahead

Internal conflicts threaten Palestinian statehood BY  BEN WHITE On January 25, 2006, Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip…

Down Time

Cybercrimes and Punishment

Companies all over the world need to protect themselves from the growing threat of cyber attacks By Gilbert Kamieniecky The…