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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Sunday, 21 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Sharing a World with Baghdadi?

If you don’t like what you are seeing in reality, you can escape to your imagination, fleeing from the known to the unknown. This is the reality for people today, particularly those in the Middle East who are facing desperate hardships, whether we are talking about the brutal butcher knives of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or the provocative discourse of the turbaned imams of Khomeini’s Iran. In addition to all this, we have unemployment, overcrowding and a series of wars, confl...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 20 Dec, 2014

Opinion: The Dangerous Wars of the Future

The Internet has affected almost all aspects of our lives. Our online dependence has increased to a point where it has become difficult to imagine what our lives would be like without this technology. According to a recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU) report, by the end of this year, there will be three billion Internet users in the world, approximately 43 percent of the global population. Of this proportion, there will be more than two billion e-mail users, one billion Facebook u...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Saturday, 20 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Tumbling Oil Prices and Assad’s Friends

As oil prices continue to fall, it is evident that a state of paranoia has afflicted Iran and Russia—two allies of the government of Bashar Al-Assad. Tehran and Moscow have i...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Sheikh Ghamdi’s Victory

The size of recent stock market losses, a fall in oil prices for the first time in years, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) massacres, terrorist attacks in Riyadh and its subu...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 19 Dec, 2014

Opinion: Jeb, Hillary and the Fog of Uncertainty

By all accounts, the United States is in need of new leadership capable of providing it with some direction in an age of uncertainty. Led by President Barack Obama into a dense fog...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014

Opinion: The Russians will not drop Assad

To understand the recent changes in Syria, we may have to re-evaluate the political and military situation there. We may also have to ask the following question: if Russia hadn’t...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 18 Dec, 2014

Opinion: The Reality of the de Mistura Plan for Syria

The public relations efforts on behalf of Damascus of former Lebanese government minister Michel Samaha reveal a lot about nature of the Syrian regime. Samaha, who is currently fac...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 17 Dec, 2014

Opinion: The Terrorist in the Café

The recent attacks by fanatical individuals in different cities and capitals across the world in support of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) beg some important questions:...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Opinion: An Empty, Token Gesture

During a hearing in the US Congress dedicated to discussing Syria and the war on ISIS, some congressmen were surprised that the American government military training program for th...

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Hussein Shobokshi
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on : Tuesday, 16 Dec, 2014

Opinion: A Matter of Conscience

For the past four years, the world has accepted that Syria's neighbors are primarily responsible for its refugees. Fleeing the brutality, oppression, and criminality of the bloody ...

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