Nawaf al-Tamimi has written on Arab issues for more than 20 years and has covered events in Morocco, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and UAE. He currently lives in London.
Last week's arrest in Britain of extremist preacher Anjem Chaudary has revived allegations of collaboration between intelligence agencies and jihadist ideologues based in the United Kingdom.
Comment: Katie Hopkins, the Sun columnist, this week compared migrants to cockroaches. It's time to press the ignore button on a deeply unpleasant woman, says Nawaf al-Tamimi.
Speculation surrounds the death of Syrian opposition member Abdul Hadi al-Arwani in London, a city with a long history of political assassinations.
Comment: UN envoy Nickolay Mladenov wanted a simpler job than sorting out Iraq, and got the Middle East peace process. So what does he bring to the table, asks Nawaf al-Tamimi.
No longer willing to support the US and Israeli position, the EU is now putting pressure on the UN and supporting the recognition of a Palestinian state.