Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 24 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Reassuring the People of Saudi Arabia

The decrees issued by the Saudi Royal Court on Friday are among the most significant decisions to be witnessed by the people of Saudi Arabia since the start of the century. The announcements came at a turbulent time for the region and in an era when it is important for the Saudi royal family to clearly define its future course and line of succession before the people. Previously, two crown princes died before ever reaching the throne, after which a new system was created in 2014 to appoint a sec...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 21 Jan, 2015

Opinion: How did we end up cheering for Israel?

Many have welcomed with cheers the sudden Israeli strike on Sunday that killed six Hezbollah members and a general in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps who, for some reason, were secretly present in Syria's Quneitra region. The cheering for this act on social networking platforms is an expression of anger and indignation, and we've even sensed these feelings expressed by sympathizers with Islamist groups. This represents a huge change of feelings about Hezbollah, due to its heinous act...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 19 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Kindness must not become a victim of extremism

My late friend Saleh Al-Azaz was undergoing cancer treatment in Houston when the September 11 attacks, which shocked American society, happened. We were worried that these terrible...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 14 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Iraq could become a quagmire for Iran

A recent Associated Press report investigated Iran’s growing domination of Iraq under the cover of supporting it against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) organization. ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 12 Jan, 2015

Opinion: The Kouachi Brothers’ Journey to Terror

The brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi, who carried out the attack against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and claimed to be directed by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 8 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Religious extremists are the real enemy of Germany’s Muslims

It is not difficult to sum up the situation in Germany: there are bad Muslims and bad Germans. The 18,000 Germans who took to the streets of Dresden against what they dubbed the ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 6 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Can Relations Between Iraq and Saudi Arabia Improve?

Though foreign missions in the Iraqi capital face the danger of attack, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to send a technical team to choose a new location for its ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 4 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Israel’s ICC Embarrassment

Rejection of the Palestinian statehood bid went so smoothly that the US didn't even have to resort to its UN Security Council veto. The draft resolution failed to garner the 9 vote...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Friday, 2 Jan, 2015

Opinion: Another Year of the Syrian Conflict

We are entering a new year bearing unresolved regional wars, such as the Syrian crisis which is threatening to engulf the entire region. The reason that this conflict endures is no...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 29 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Will We Survive the Oil Crisis?

Saudi Arabia, like all other oil exporting countries, has lost 50 percent of its national revenues since the price of oil fell sharply, leveling out at around 60 US dollars per bar...

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