January 20th Issue

Captain Emirates: Flying High

Emirates airlines expects higher profits, no planned IPO - Chairman By MOHAMMAD SALMAN IQBAL and LEILA HATOUM Sitting behind his desk checking his computer, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has little time to spare. The dynamic sheikh is, after all, the head of numerous high-profile government conglomerates in Dubai, prompting him to stay up to date with the latest news in order to be on top of his game. The chairman of Emirates Group, which includes Emirates Airlines, one of the world’s top airliners, also heads the Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority, Dubai World, Dubai’s Department of Civil Aviation, Emirates National Bank of Dubai (ENBD) and Dubai’s Supreme Fiscal Committee. With portraits of Dubai’s former rulers Sheikh Saeed and Sheikh Rashid on the right side of his desk, Sheikh Ahmed met Newsweek Middle East’s team at his office overlooking th (Read More)

Inside Cover

Oil Over Troubled Waters?

The privatization of Aramco casts a spotlight on Saudi oil reserves By Robin Mills “When a man knows he is to…

Features

Seeds of Growth

The region’s institutions need a heroic commitment to long-term planning BY Hassan Al Damluji At the start of 2016, the Middle…

Travesty of Justice

The forthcoming execution of Bangladesh’s Nizami must be stopped BY Ehsan Siddiq On January 6, 2016, Maulana Motiur Rahman Nizami,…

Forever Frenemies

The attack on Pathankot illustrates a fractious Indo-Pak relationship BY Aarti Betigeri In the imperilled world of India-Pakistan relations, things can change…

Down Time

Stitching Dreams in Gaza

A former banker laid off from her job has found relief in embroidery BY Sami Abu Salem Palestinians in Gaza have…

Shattered Promises

Iranian filmmakers excel abroad despite theocratic censorship back home BY Roshanak Taghavi When Ayatollah Khomeini ascended to power in the aftermath…

A Talented Life

One Syrian refugee recycles pieces of garbage into works of diorama BY Mostapha Raad Four years ago, Miteib Suleiman was…