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Abdulrahman al-Rashed
Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Abdulrahman al-Rashed is the Chairman of Al Arabiya's Editorial Board and former General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. A veteran and internationally acclaimed journalist, he is a former editor-in-chief of the London-based leading Arab daily Asharq al-Awsat, where he still regularly writes a political column. He has also served as the editor of Asharq al-Awsat’s sister publication, al-Majalla. Throughout his career, Rashed has interviewed several world leaders, with his articles garnering worldwide recognition, and he has successfully led Al Arabiya to the highly regarded, thriving and influential position it is in today. He tweets @aalrashed.

Uprooting Iraqs Maliki mission impossible

When Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was asked about demonstrations against him in Baghdad last year, he replied that it was Iraq that started the Arab Spring. This reminds us of Bashar...

Fake revolutionaries attack Syrias opposition SNC chief

The Assad regime in Syria has survived for 40 years dominating the country and the regional politics in two ways: a subjugation strategy carried out by secret security services which kill without...

Will Abu Mazen hand the key to Israel

This is how Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, also known as Abu Mazen, threatened the Israelis. He said he plans to hand them the key to the West Bank following Israeli parliamentary elections as long...

Damascus without Basharand Cairos fears

What if the New Year elapses and we are disappointed with Bashar al-Assad holding to power as president?Here we have nowhere to escape but apologize, quit writing, or pay the price of false reading....

Saudi Arabia oil youth and a fund for future generations

It’s the annual-budget season in Saudi Arabia; the time of the year when every added zero means a lot for everyone and where the government becomes the mother and the caretaker of all citizens. The...

Why insist on begging Russia to change its Syria stance

I cannot understand this constant insistence in trying to persuade the Russians to abandon Assad’s regime in Syria, when the Kremlin’s stubbornness has been clear throughout this past year and a half....

The constitution wont feed the Egyptians

One of the supporters of the Egyptian constitution said after the referendum that this marks “the end of all battles and problems.” Unfortunately, he is mistaken. This constitution, imposed as it was...

Intimidating us for criticizing the Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood has turned, in some people’s eyes, into sacred cow. No one should ever criticize its members because, then, one will be criticizing Islam! We cannot accept this rule; the...