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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Opinion: New media is a double-edged sword

During a news conference following his meeting in Cairo on Sunday with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir—who appears to have some sort of gripe with the media—said: “In the past, we used to say that people followed the religion of their leaders, but in this day and age we see that people follow the religion of their media.” He then went on to say that the relationship between the two countries would not be affected by whatever was currentl...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Wednesday, 22 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Kobani’s women are on the front line of more than one battle

Amid the worry accompanying the siege imposed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters on the Syrian–Kurdish city of Kobani, Arab criticism and discontent surfaced despite the heated situation in the city and the fierce fighting on the ground. This discontent was frank and rather rude at some points, despite all the deaths and the possibility that the city might fall. So according to some, the city is not called Kobani but Ain Al-Arab, the Arab name for the city. Only ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2014

Opinion: ISIS is real, not a nightmare

Prior to June 6, Iraq’s former prime minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, treated warnings about the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with disdain, claiming reports about the group we...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Monday, 20 Oct, 2014

Opinion: When the Terrorists Become “Activists”

Saudi Arabia has issued a death sentence for a Saudi Shi’ite religious figure, Nimr Al-Nimr. The charges that have been proven against him are numerous and quite varied. The most...

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Wafiq Al-Samarrai
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

Opinion: What Went Wrong in Kobani?

I have been of the opinion that directing airstrikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions in Syria has been a mistake since the international campaign against the gr...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Sunday, 19 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Hezbollah and the Saudi Terrorist

Just look and see who has issued a statement calling on international human right organizations to intervene in Saudi Arabia. It is none other than the terrorist Hezbollah group! L...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 18 Oct, 2014

Opinion: The End of a Unified Yemen?

Popular, political and military activity calling for the secession of southern Yemen intensified this week in Aden and Hadramout. The possibility of southern Yemen becoming its own...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 18 Oct, 2014

Opinion: ISIS has shifted the state of play across the Middle East

The air campaign against the positions of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have become a source of ridicule and sarcasm in the US media for its meager results and ineffic...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 17 Oct, 2014

Opinion: Iran’s Dangerous Game in Yemen

“Yemen is simple,” says a European diplomat working on a report for NATO on the war-torn nation. “The Saudis feed the Yemenis and the Iranians arm them. So, what is left for ...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Thursday, 16 Oct, 2014

Opinion: It is Safer to be Skeptical than Naive

Yet again, Washington has turned down all calls for safe havens and no-fly zones in Syria’s border areas. It has thus far refused to answer a vital question: If it really believe...

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