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Jerusalem and Muslim-Christian relations

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Earlier this month, Cardinal Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Vatican, visited Riyadh where he met with King Salman bin Abdul Aziz. His visit was considered historical. Over the past six years, despite the rising number of extremist and terrorist incidents, relations between Christians and Muslims have witnessed major breakthroughs in terms of exchanging visits with the Vatican. Pope Francis has himself paid visits to Egypt and Turkey, while Arab and ...

Radwan al-Sayed

Awaiting May 12: What will Trump decide on Iranian nuclear deal

Thursday, 26 April 2018

After about two weeks, American President Donald Trump will have made up his mind and decided to either withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran or remain committed to it in some form. This decision will have many repercussions that are very important. However, before we discuss what this decision will mean, we must understand the circumstances surrounding it. French President Emmanuel Macron who supports the deal with Iran came to Washington in hopes of convincing Trump not to abandon the deal. ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

The US’s November 2018 battle

Thursday, 26 April 2018

When a US president is elected, it’s important, for both him and his administration, that the majority of the Congress belongs to the same party.If the majority of both Congress chambers, the Senate and the House of Representatives, belongs to the same party as the president’s, it will most likely help the latter pass his decisions and plans.If this majority is only within one chamber, passing decisions and plans will not be as easy; however, the disaster is when the majority of both ...

Ahmad al-Farraj

Eliminating Sammad, one step out of many

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Saleh al-Sammad, the president of the Houthis’ state, their top military commander or the “president” as the Houthis’ “supreme guide” Abdulmalik described him while mourning him and a group of his companions, was killed in accurate air raids carried out by the coalition in support of legitimacy in Hodeidah where there’s a decisive battle to liberate Yemen’s most important port. Sammad was the second-in-command of the Houthi militia, despite recent ...

Mashari Althaydi

Why sanctions against Russia do not work?

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Economic and financial sanctions have become a major policy tool nowadays against countries that are deemed militarily powerful. Thus, any use of military force would lead to regional or world war such as in the case of North Korea and Russia. The targeted sanctions aim to cripple the regimes that do not abide by international laws. The United States has managed to turn many of these sanctions into international ones by using its influence at the UN Security Council. Will these sanctions on ...

Shehab Al-Makahleh

Iran attempting to reappear on the regional scene by co-opting elections

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

This year’s Lebanese, Iraqi and even Bahraini elections may offer space for Iranian interference once again. With upcoming elections in Bahrain, the emergence of a new line of candidates linked to dissolved political parties, which were either serving Iran’s agenda or following Iran, looms as these groups plan to reappear on the scene again. Bahrain elections Parliamentary members and the Shura Council are preparing to vote on a law seeking to prevent members of dissolved ...

Sawsan Al Shaer

The war on Gaza: Western Media’s misrepresentation of Palestine and Palestinians

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Western media’s relationship with the subject of Palestine and Israel, and the ongoing turmoil, violence and seemingly perpetual conflict, has been marred by inaccuracies, strange perceptions and incongruities. It is true that the verdict on Western media’s success or failures in conveying an accurate account of the situation in Palestine and Israel is, ultimately, subjective. Even Israelis who support the occupation of Palestine and the rightwing policies of their government often ...

Ramzy Baroud

British ambassador attests to Saudi counter-terrorism efforts in Awamiya

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The years between 2011 and 2018 have witnessed the spark of terrorism in Awamiya village, east of Saudi Arabia, where crimes, drug trafficking, arms selling, killing, acts of terrorism and intimidation were carried out. Later on, Iran’s foreign intervention led to the rise of “activists,” “human rights activists” and human rights organizations, yet Saudi government alone was capable of imposing security and stability for its citizens, confronting all campaigns of ...

Salman al-Dosary

A Saudi in Paris: Key lessons from the French

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Upon visiting Paris, one is immediately struck by the beauty of the city, especially by how the city presents both the magnificence of the past and a spirit of modernity.To the ears of many, the French language is one of the most romantic-sounding. It is equally effective at describing the pleasures of gastronomy, at facilitating philosophical explorations, as it is at showering other drivers with flowery expletives. In that sense, it shares a great deal with the Italian and the Arabic ...

Hassan Yassin

The unhidden agenda of Turkey and Iran in the region

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Events in the Middle East are rapidly unfolding as alliances are becoming more intense and it is being recreated and formed again. Although such a situation was usual in the past, the speed today has clearly intensified as current affairs have become a major base of a new Cold War that has in fact begun and can easily be detected. The new Kingdom of Saudi Arabia led by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is at the center of all these events. Saudi Arabia ...

Abdullah bin Bijad Al-Otaibi

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