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Salman Aldosary
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on : Monday, 25 May, 2015

Opinion: Sympathizers Beware

At the same time that Saudi Arabia is fighting a war on its northern borders against Houthi rebels in Yemen in order to restore political legitimacy to that neighboring country, the Kingdom is also fighting a much more dangerous battle within its own borders—against an enemy which uses Saudi citizens as mere cannon fodder. In just one tragic week, Saudi Arabia was stabbed twice in the back: first, when the suicide bomb attack targeted innocent worshippers in Qatif; and, second, when it was...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 24 May, 2015

Opinion: Morons and Traitors

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah recently slammed those criticizing him, saying: “Anyone who says anything contrary to what is said here is a moron, is blind, and a traitor. The Shi’ites of the American embassy are traitors, agents, and morons. No one can alter our convictions. We won’t be silent anymore and we will no longer humor anyone.” However, this time Nasrallah’s angry and threatening statements were not directed against his usual rivals. They are directed against Shi’ite...

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Salman Aldosary
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on : Saturday, 23 May, 2015

Opinion: Terrorism in Qatif

In 2003, the Al-Qaeda organization launched a war of terror against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, targeting security headquarters, government infrastructure and residential compound...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 22 May, 2015

Opinion: When Mullahs and Generals Forget their Duties

Anyone following the media in the Islamic Republic of Iran these days is likely to be reminded of a slang Persian word that might better describe the political situation in Tehran ...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Thursday, 21 May, 2015

Opinion: Conspiracy Theories on ISIS Gains in Iraq

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) takeover of Ramadi, the largest city and the administrative center of the Anbar governorate in Iraq, is not the first incident that raise...

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Masood Ahmed
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on : Wednesday, 20 May, 2015

Opinion: Getting Islamic Finance to Fulfill its Promise

What do the Olympic Village in London and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai have in common? The answer is Islamic financing, or financing under Islamic principles. Though still account...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Wednesday, 20 May, 2015

Opinion: No More Illusions about an “Occupied Lebanon”

If the sentence passed by Lebanon’s Military Court against former Lebanese MP and cabinet minister Michel Samaha is to stand, he will be set free within just seven months. This i...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Tuesday, 19 May, 2015

Opinion: Life Savings

I write this article after months of forced absence. I have yet to return home and am still in the process of recovery. So should I wait for longer or write? In truth, the journali...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Monday, 18 May, 2015

Opinion: Khalid Al-Fawwaz and the Problem of Terrorism

On Friday the New York Federal Court sentenced Khalid Al-Fawwaz, a suspect in the deadly 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, to life in prison. It took 16 ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 17 May, 2015

Opinion: Should Egypt execute Mursi and the Brotherhood elite?

Both sides in Egypt chose to escalate the conflict. Muslim Brotherhood leaders who fled and settled abroad made a conscious decision to defy the regime, justifying the killings in ...

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