Articles written by: Adel Al Toraifi

Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Thursday, 27 Mar, 2014

Opinion: The Middle East’s Past is not Dead

William Faulkner once said: "The past is never dead. It is not even past." President Barack Obama might find this helpful to keep in mind as he prepares for his trip to Saudi Arabia next week. In a region known for contending with the ghosts of things long past, President Obama will need to grapple with more recent history as he seeks to shore up Saudi–US relations at a time of increasing tension between the two allies. Foremost on the minds of senior Saudi officials are the devastating civ...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Monday, 17 Mar, 2014

Chinese Foreign Minister: Our position on Syria is objective and fair

Beijing, Asharq Al-Awsat—During Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz’s official trip to China, Asharq Al-Awsat met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi for an in-depth interview. Mr. Wang spoke in detail about Prince Salman’s visit and touched on a range of regional and international topics. The interview was conducted in the Great Hall of the People, an enormous building in which high-level official meetings are held and the National People’s Congress meets. The Hall, as it ...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Friday, 28 Feb, 2014

Indian FM: We have friendly relations with all Gulf states

New Delhi, Asharq Al-Awsat—It was five in the evening when Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid sat down for an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat. It was a friendly and ope...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Tuesday, 25 Feb, 2014

In Conversation with Japan’s Foreign Minister

Tokyo, Asharq Al-Awsat—Japanese Muslims first visited Saudi Arabia in 1909 to perform the hajj. Since then Saudi–Japanese ties have strengthened and deepened into the compr...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Thursday, 20 Feb, 2014

Scenes from Islamabad

Islamabad, Asharq Al-Awsat—Saudi Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s visit to Pakistan—the first stop on his current tour of Asia—was an expression of Islamabad...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Wednesday, 5 Feb, 2014

Opinion: McCain, Zarif and Saudi Arabia

During a joint discussion session held recently by John Kerry and Chuck Hagel, the US secretaries of state and defense respectively, the American officials defended the Obama admin...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Sunday, 2 Feb, 2014

Opinion: Germany’s Security and Schmidt’s Cigarette

The Munich Security Conference is one of the most important gatherings of the year, both in terms of the attendees and the nature of the issues on discussion. The conference, o...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Tuesday, 22 Oct, 2013

Abdel-Jalil: “Ten Mandelas would not be enough for Libya”

Rabat, Asharq Al-Awsat—While Libya today remains in a state of turmoil, the uprising against Gaddafi in February 2011 was one of the more surprising aspects of the ‘Arab Spring...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Monday, 21 Oct, 2013

Mustafa Abdel-Jalil on Libya’s Revolution

Rabat, Asharq Al-Awsat—While Libya today remains in a state of turmoil, the uprising against Gaddafi in February 2011 was one of the more surprising aspects of the 'Arab Spring,'...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Wednesday, 9 Oct, 2013

Adly Mansour on Relations with the Gulf, Iran, Turkey and the US

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—In an exclusive interview with Asharq Al-Awsat on Saturday, Egypt’s interim president Adly Mansour spoke to a foreign media outlet for the first time sin...

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