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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Opinion: ISIS and Al-Ahsa

The long-awaited statement from the Saudi Interior Ministry on the attack on the village of Dalwah in the country's Al-Ahsa province has finally been issued, shedding more light on this horrific crime. Before we go into this, let me just say that this dangerous crime targeting innocent people in Dalwah sought to incite sectarian conflict in Saudi Arabia. However, it actually ended up having the opposite effect. In the aftermath of the incident we saw popular and official alignment under the ...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Wednesday, 26 Nov, 2014

Opinion: We are all journalists

Even after completing my last job at the Al-Arabiya news channel, questions linger in my mind: Are we "feeding" the people the information that they require, or are we helping them to form their own views and ideas? This question relating to neutrality is frequently accompanied by another more frequently asked question: Do new media technologies lead to greater chaos, or does the removal of these barriers result in ever greater freedoms? Neutrality or impartiality in the media is a very diff...

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Diana Moukalled
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on : Tuesday, 25 Nov, 2014

Opinion: ISIS, a Victim of Its Own Narcissism

There seems to be no letup in the attempts by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to shock the West through its notorious image and reputation; and in that department it has...

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Salman Aldossary
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on : Monday, 24 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Bahrain and the Death of the Myth of the Majority

Bahrainis have headed to the polls in large numbers for their country’s parliamentary elections, with the turnout exceeding 51 percent despite the calls for a boycott of the poll...

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Tariq Alhomayed
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on : Monday, 24 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Inviting President Sisi to the Doha Summit

The summit held by the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) in Riyadh last week has turned the page on the complex dispute between four of its members, leading to the return of the a...

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Mshari Al-Zaydi
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on : Sunday, 23 Nov, 2014

Opinion: What if Hitler had become an Artist?

Small events make big history. This is a brief interpretation of the so-called historical coincidence. What if Führer Adolf Hitler’s dream of becoming a famous artist had come t...

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Osman Mirghani
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Opinion: A War Only We Can Win

A Global Terrorism Index report, released on Tuesday, suggests that 107,000 people have died in 48,000 terrorist attacks between 2000 and 2013. The revelation may be terrifying, bu...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Saturday, 22 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Assad will use a truce to rearm

I cannot understand United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura’s plan for resolving the Syrian crisis, the leaks of which have recently been published. The leaked ...

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Amir Taheri
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on : Friday, 21 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Syria goes back to old colonial games

It was, perhaps, sometime last year that whoever runs the Assad regime in Damascus discovered a colonial-era manual left by the French on how to hang on to power in Syria. Reflecti...

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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed
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on : Thursday, 20 Nov, 2014

Opinion: Erdoğan’s Sad Search for Past Glories

I’ve read a great deal of criticism by a number of Arab writers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for recently claiming during an Istanbul summit of Muslim leaders from ...

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