Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 22 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Alwani’s execution will fuel sectarianism

There is a widespread conviction among the majority of Sunnis in Iraq that Iraqi MP Ahmed Al-Alwani’s death sentence was rooted in sectarianism of Nuri Al-Maliki’s government, which persecuted many of its opponents. Maliki’s government accused all those it saw as enemies of terrorism, forcing them to flee or be imprisoned. Therefore, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi shocked everyone when he said that he would not interfere in the workings of the judicial system, despite appeals from internat...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Sheikh Ghamdi’s Victory

The size of recent stock market losses, a fall in oil prices for the first time in years, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) massacres, terrorist attacks in Riyadh and its suburbs, and football fever have all faded in Saudi Arabia this week, overshadowed by a single story. Sheikh Ahmed Al-Ghamdi appeared with his unveiled wife on television. According to local Saudi standards, this is tantamount to a nuclear bomb going off and the story soon grew into a controversy that continues to rage. ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014

Opinion: The Russians will not drop Assad

To understand the recent changes in Syria, we may have to re-evaluate the political and military situation there. We may also have to ask the following question: if Russia hadn’t...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Opinion: An Empty, Token Gesture

During a hearing in the US Congress dedicated to discussing Syria and the war on ISIS, some congressmen were surprised that the American government military training program for th...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 13 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Is Chicago more dangerous than Riyadh?

It seems the height of contradiction to be a Saudi, Kuwaiti, or Egyptian parent and worry that your children who are studying or working in the United States or Europe may turn int...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 11 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Terrorists are willing to sacrifice their families

The arrest of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s ex-wife and daughter in Lebanon led some to think that this would be the weapon that would finally bring the most famous terrorist in the wor...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 9 Dec, 2014

Opinion: The Attack on Abu Dhabi

The recent attack in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahsa province, which killed eight citizens, was a carefully selected crime with political motives. In killing Saudi Shi’ites, the Islamic...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 6 Dec, 2014

Opinion: A Cage of Iran’s Own Making

There is a prevailing belief that Iran wants someone to save it from itself, not from Arabs or the West. Iran’s problem comes from within Iran itself and not from outside its bor...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 4 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Mubarak’s Trial and Mursi’s Legacy

Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s ousted president, is a mere symbol of the past. He’s never represented a threat to the new regime because he has no influence over society and no politic...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 1 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Pardoning Murderers in the Gulf

Yet another sickening narrative in the world of crime has brought up an old question: Isn't it about time we reconsidered provisions in some Gulf countries that allow criminals to ...

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