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Samir Atallah
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on : Thursday, 5 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Ban Ki-moon and King Salman

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said recently that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz has managed to achieve in the first 10 days of his reign what no ruler could possibly achieve during their first 100. But for all their good intentions, Ban’s remarks include a small structural inaccuracy. In the West the president-elect is usually an outsider to the system, and therefore everything they do during their tenure counts as new. But King Salman has been part of the Sa...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2015

Opinion: ISIS and the Brotherhood

The US is fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and so is Iran. At the same time, Washington is holding nuclear talks with Tehran and imposing sanctions on its government with the aim of reaching an attractive settlement albeit amid strong opposition from the Republicans. ISIS declares Iranians as infidels and has killed Syrians and Iraqis as well as aid workers and journalists from around the world. However, few people know that the group's leader and the world’s most evil m...

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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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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 3 Mar, 2015

Opinion: The Shadow Commander smiles for the camera

Before a year ago, mystery, intrigue and frustration surrounded the search for any report, photograph, or fact relating to Qassem Suleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, a di...

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Fayez Sara
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on : Monday, 2 Mar, 2015

Opinion: Taking the War on Terror to the Next Level

The Middle East has witnessed a flurry of diplomatic activity in recent months, including visits by various leaders from around the world to the region’s capitals, particularly R...

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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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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Saturday, 28 Feb, 2015

Opinion: It is Time for an Arab Strategy

Several facts these days give the impression that the Arab world has no clear vision as to where it stands in the unfolding Middle East developments. Most Arab countries seem as if...

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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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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 27 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Erdoğan’s Dangerous Power Game

According to Western governments, more than 12,000 of their citizens have traveled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in various capacities inclu...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Thursday, 26 Feb, 2015

Opinion: Fighting ISIS is the duty of all Arabs

When Saddam Hussein invaded and occupied Kuwait in 1990, an international coalition was formed to expel his army. The coalition was advocated and embraced by Saudi Arabia who effec...

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