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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 5 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Who is Behind the Attacks in Egypt?

Last week terrorists ruined any chance for Egyptians to celebrate President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s first full year in power. The assassination of the country’s top judicial official, prosecutor-general Hisham Barakat, who was killed when a car bomb targeted his motorcade in central Cairo, and the attacks that followed in North Sinai left the media naturally completely preoccupied with the security situation in the country. Will this situation recede with time, or is this the beginning of a n...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Saturday, 4 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Our Desperate Attempts to Reject Torture

This month is dedicated to a global media campaign against torture. Documented testimonies, investigations, articles and videos of survivors from across the world are being broadcast on alternative media platforms and websites in an attempt to exert more pressure on the parties who engage in torture practices. Voices opposing torture can be heard everywhere. However, these violent practices have not come to an end in the Arab world, nor will they soon. In the Arab region torture is often sponsor...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 3 Jul, 2015

Opinion: The Terrorist Challenge—Understanding and Misunderstanding

Faced with the growing threat of terrorism, Western officials and analysts seem hard put as to how to deal with something they find difficult to understand. British Prime Minis...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Thursday, 2 Jul, 2015

Opinion: The fight against terrorism is our war

The United Arab Emirates has given, through law, a practical lesson after its Federal Supreme Court sentenced to death Alaa Al-Hashemi, the woman known as the Al-Reem Island ghost,...

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Ali Ibrahim
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on : Wednesday, 1 Jul, 2015

Opinion: Remote-Controlled Terrorism

Terrorism hit three continents on the same day last week, causing dozens of deaths on a beach in Tunisia and a mosque in Kuwait as well as the beheading of a man at a factory in Fr...

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Eyad Abu Shakra
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on : Tuesday, 30 Jun, 2015

Opinion: A Bloody Friday in Ramadan

Last Friday was indeed a painful and sad day in the month of Ramadan, yet it is no more sufficient to merely express sorrow and abhorrence and call for national unity. As targeting...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Sunday, 28 Jun, 2015

Opinion: The Deadlock in Yemen

Since its start, not much was expected from the UN-sponsored peace conference on Yemen which was held in Geneva at the behest of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The talks focused ex...

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Hussein Shobokshi
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on : Saturday, 27 Jun, 2015

Opinion: The Saudi Shura Council should give a better image of the Kingdom

Amid the turmoil in the region and the growing sectarian Sunni–Shi’ite clashes whose signs are becoming evident in several countries, as well as tensions among tribes, it seems...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 26 Jun, 2015

Opinion: Khamenei tries to force generals back into line

Is Iran’s “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei worried that the forthcoming elections for Majlis (Parliament) and the Assembly of Experts might cause a split within the Islamic Revol...

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Salman Aldosary
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on : Thursday, 25 Jun, 2015

Opinion: Saudi Arabia’s Message to France

It is no secret that most of Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic stances towards the Middle East have been in tune with those of France. This is not to mention that Paris may be currently ...

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