Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi

Dr. Ali Al-Ghamdi is a former Saudi diplomat who specializes in Southeast Asian affairs. He can be reached at [email protected] or via Twitter @DrAliAlghamdi

Ethnic cleansing and genocide in Myanmar

It is very obvious that what is happening in Rakhine state of Myanmar is ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Rohingya Muslims. The first to acknowledge this fact is the United Nations, headed by......

Memories of my first Hajj

All praise to Almighty Allah, I have performed Hajj at least 10 times. I still recall the best, most complete and hardest Hajj that I have ever performed. That time, I was under 20.I used to attend......

President Trump and the Palestinian issue

There is no doubt that Palestine is one of the most complicated problems on the face of the earth. There are not many other problems that have caused such wars as have been fought over Palestine.......

Pakistan’s judiciary and the trial of Nawaz Sharif

The trial of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and the verdict to disqualify him from holding public office as Pakistan’s prime minister have sparked controversy in various circles. There are some people......

Stop the ethnic cleansing in Myanmar

There is a verse of a poem written by the great Arab poet Abu Al-Tayyib Al-Mutanabbi more than a thousand years ago that states that some facts are undeniable.In the present day, this describes the......

What we gain and lose from Saudi Arabia’s expat dependents fees

There has been confusion in the Saudi employment market as well as among expatriates following the recent imposition of a monthly fee on the dependents of expatriates working in the Kingdom. This is......

More recollections of Eid overseas

In a previous article, I recalled some of my memories about the celebration of the Eid festival while I was working as a diplomat in a number of countries. These included one of the most unforgettable......

Crimes against humanity in Myanmar

The Myanmar government has announced that it will not grant visas to members of a fact-finding mission appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate alleged human rights......