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Hassan Yassin
Hassan Yassin

Hassan bin Youssef Yassin worked closely with Saudi Arabian petroleum ministers Abdullah Tariki and Ahmed Zaki Yamani from 1959 to 1967. He headed the Saudi Information Office in Washington from 1972 to 1981, and served with the Arab League observer delegation to the UN from 1981 to 1983.

If hate is a sinking ton, hope is a feather that can reach the sky

For more than two years now, we have been caught in the grip of a powerful yet invisible virus. Our lives came to a standstill, with much of the world economy shutting down, people locked down in...

The intelligence of evil

We have suffered immeasurably over the past two years from a pandemic that may not have seemed directly of our own making but was inevitably linked to our destruction of animal habitats.Today, we have...

After two years of global unity, the world has fallen prey once again to division

When we were all shaken out of our stupor recently with war returning to Europe, we had almost forgotten that anything existed outside of the global pandemic. Our world had rarely felt so united, as...

Insulting Joe Biden solves nothing: Government is not the problem, it is the solution

In a democracy, a president or prime minister is elected in order to form a government or administration whose task it is to manage the country and tackle the multiple challenges it faces. That...

Saudi Arabia’s women should be celebrated as restrictions come to an end

From the height of her still young years, Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai opined: “When God created man and woman, he was thinking, ‘Who shall I give the power to, to give birth to...

US Capitol riots: What happened to America?

One of the most memorable moments of my life was arriving as a young man from Saudi Arabia to the California of the 1950s. America was everything I expected, and much more. It was a rainbow of hope,...

Humans must rediscover trust – or face extinction

Despite living in a time of existential crisis, humans sadly no longer trust institutions – or each other. We must rebuild this trust in a global human society, or else.Almost 4,000 years ago, the...

Old and young speak with one voice to save our species from climate disaster

Our planet is dying – now is the time to take action to save our species. Where governments have failed, old and young voices such as David Attenborough and Greta Thunberg have stepped up to the...