Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Reality of ‘Sexual Jihad’

One Arab writer argues that the three British schoolgirls of Asian origin—Kadiza Sultana, Shamima Begum and Amira Abase—who left their homes and snuck into Syria to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are victims of negative propaganda. He writes that it is slanderous to describe the girls’ journey as a form of “sexual jihad,” a term which distorts the reputation of the Islamic concept of jihad. He then quotes ISIS’s statement that the girls now have the opport...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 1 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The UN Envoy to Syria’s Disastrous Failure

The UN envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura has succeeded in achieving only one thing: arousing anger in most Syrians. He started his mission four months ago with a disappointing plan based on a ceasefire in Aleppo. But he is yet to accomplish anything. Although he focused his ambitions on a cessation of hostilities in only two neighborhoods in Aleppo, the proposal didn’t gain a significant response. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad agreed on the ceasefire in just one neighborhood, because he ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 28 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Saleh should be held to account

A UN probe has stated that former president of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh amassed a fortune of up to 60 billion US dollars during his time in power. It is an unimaginable number, eve...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 25 Feb, 2015

Opinion: A Yemen Divided

The exit of the late Kuwaiti emir and crown prince in August 1990—when Iraq invaded Kuwait—is considered the most important step in killing off invader Saddam Hussein’s dream...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 22 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Religion and politics are an explosive mixture

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh recently advised a group of preachers he met at the Ministry of Islamic Affairs to keep away from politics and dedicate their ti...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 18 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Military intervention will not solve Yemen’s problems

The UN Security Council has come to a rare consensus on rejecting the Houthi seizure of power in Yemen. But there’s no real appetite for military action or for dropping the quest...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Monday, 16 Feb, 2015

Opinion: A Revolution Decayed

Every year since 1980, Iranians have held an annual celebration of Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1979 revolution. However, with the passage of time the number of Iranians who reject the r...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 14 Feb, 2015

Opinion: On the Tenth Anniversary of Hariri’s Assassination

Imagine if you could ask Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad whether, if he were able to travel back in time, he would do anything differently regarding the assassination of former Le...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 11 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Egypt’s latest scandal is not exactly Watergate

The latest so-called scandal of audio leaks from the Egyptian presidency is fit to be taught in media studies classes as a model of a failed campaign. It’s also proof that, regar...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 8 Feb, 2015

Opinion: ISIS has Jordan in its sights

The Syrian crisis is even more protracted and dangerous for Jordan than the burning to death of Jordanian pilot Moaz Al-Kasasbeh would suggest. This hideous crime was designed to s...

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