Articles written by: Adel Al Toraifi

Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Wednesday, 4 Jun, 2014

Amr Moussa: Egypt is entering its third republic in difficult circumstances

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—As president-elect Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi prepares to take the helm of Egypt’s government, Egyptians face a long period of uncertainty as the country's new leadership attempts to turn their hopes for the revival Egypt's struggling economy and the entrenchment of democratic values into reality. Asharq Al-Awsat’s Editor-in-Chief spoke with one of the men best placed to comment on Egypt’s political scene and its future: Amr Moussa, a veteran Egyptian statesman wh...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Saturday, 24 May, 2014

Sisi: Egypt needs “hard work, effort and hope”

Cairo, Asharq Al-Awsat—In October 2013, the situation in Egypt—with all its political complexities, social problems and security risks—was clear to see, in the faces of everyone on the streets and the countenance of people going about their daily business. Everywhere you went, from a humble market to a hotel frequented by businessmen and foreigners, the conversation was the same, anxious and pessimistic about the Egyptian people’s shattered dreams and the difficulty of findin...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Saturday, 24 May, 2014

MBC Chairman: ‘Knowledge economies cannot be built without the youth’

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—Like everywhere in the world, the media in the Arab region is struggling to adapt to the emergence of new media. Media in the region also face a number...

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Adel Al Toraifi
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on : Friday, 23 May, 2014

In Conversation with Sheikh Waleed

Dubai, Asharq Al-Awsat—From its beginnings in London in the early 1990s, the MBC Group has grown into the preeminent media conglomerate in the Middle East. Now based in Dub...

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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 Arabi...

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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 ...

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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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