Articles written by: Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 31 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Bringing Yemen’s Fox to Justice

Ali Abdullah Saleh's son Ahmed has seen his political future go up in smoke this week, and ultimately it is his father, the former president, who is responsible for this. Saleh, who is allied with the Iranian-backed Houthis, is the mastermind behind the current mayhem engulfing Yemen. Saleh, the wounded fox, was betrayed by his own intelligence apparatus and ousted from power in February 2012 after thousands of Yemenis took to the streets demanding an end to his rule which had lasted 40 years an...

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

Opinion: After Yemen Intervention, a Negotiated Peace

The extent of regional and international concern over the war in Yemen has exceeded expectations. Anxious governments and international institutions have frankly expressed their views on the events. Most of them have voiced their understanding of the importance of protecting the Yemeni government, which has been subjected to a destructive process that would have inevitably engaged Yemen in a long-term and dangerous civil war, much like what is happening in Syria and Libya. There was a lot o...

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

Opinion: Iran’s Creeping Conquest of Iraq

The battle to rid Tikrit of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has revealed the depth of the Iranian military’s role in Iraq, as well as the Islamic Revol...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 15 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The day Egyptians forgot about the Muslim Brotherhood

It’s been decades since optimism reigned in Egypt as it did yesterday after the announcement of giant development and construction plans heralding a "new Egypt". Amid the positiv...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 12 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Let them steal our artifacts—we do not deserve them

The destruction of priceless historical treasures in Iraq by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) proves that we do not deserve these treasures that fill our museums and lie ...

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

Opinion: The Tikrit Question

A conflict with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq was always an inevitability because there are only two possible outcomes: Either you chase them, or they chase yo...

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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 joi...

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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 p...

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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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