Iran’s agents: Hezbollah, Houthis and Popular Mobilization

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

First of all, let’s remind our American, British and European friends and allies and the rest of the world about Gulf security as it is a regional and international challenge. More importantly, what threatens us the most are not Iran’s ballistic missiles and nuclear program.The harm Iran inflicts on us does not come from Qom or from Tehran but through its three Arab agents, Hezbollah, the Houthis and the Popular Mobilization. The latter harbors Bahraini terrorists and trains them ...

Sawsan Al Shaer

The emergence and downfall of Communists in Saudi Arabia

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

It is not entirely clear how leftist ideas found their way to Saudi Arabia. The early leftists, who played active roles in the establishing years of the 1940s and 50s, did not provide us with clear information about how leftist ideas reached and prevailed accompanied with labor rights awareness, among oil workers in the east of the Kingdom.Researchers, who have contributed studies and research papers on leftist ideas in Saudi Arabia, were unable to provide a coherent record about the identity of ...

Kamel Al-Khatti

Four scenes from a region in turmoil

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Four scenes from Sunday’s news have captured the attention of the Arab reader. These scenes point to the magnitude of the problems facing the Middle East, some of which are turning into prolonged conflicts that are passed down from generation to generation. The first scene is the emergency meeting of the Council of Arab Foreign Ministers held in Cairo to discuss US President Donald Trump’s decision to consider Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to begin the process of ...

Ghassan Charbel

Iran pushing Lebanon to war

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Qais Khazali, a leader of a Popular Mobilization Forces’ militia, recently visited the Lebanese borders with Israel. This is a dangerous development that falls within the framework of regional conflict. The leader of an Iraqi militia gets involved in an Iranian mission to spark a clash between Lebanon and Israel! Both parties, the Lebanese Hezbollah and the Iraqi Popular Mobilization, are militias affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards that are managed by General Qassem Soleimani ...

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

A Saudi-UAE alliance to maintain Gulf security

Monday, 11 December 2017

Coordination and cooperation efforts between Saudi Arabia and the UAE are ongoing amid several regional wars and crises. The two stable Gulf countries are surrounded by a number of “failed” regimes and other regimes that have unsuccessfully tried to escape the quagmire of terrorism and violence.It has been a difficult time for these countries, especially due to sectarian, racist and fundamentalist rhetoric that fuels divisions and pushes armed militias and parties toward absurd ...

Hassan Al Mustafa

On the road to Jerusalem

Monday, 11 December 2017

I understand Arab and Muslim anger and general anger of the American decision to transfer the US embassy to West Jerusalem after it recognized it as the capital of Israel. The word “Jerusalem” alone is enough to move general sentiment of Muslims in particular and of course of Christians and Jews. Jerusalem is the city of prayer, as Fairuz sang, and the soul’s capital where all three monotheistic religions meet. The image of Jerusalem’s mosques has been printed on Saudi ...

Mashari Althaydi

Bitcoin: Is it the future of currency?

Monday, 11 December 2017

From the time I start writing this article to the time I finish it, the fluctuating price of the digital currency ‘bitcoin’ would have most likely risen or fallen appreciably. How does this digital currency work, and from where has it emerged? It is said that it was started by an anonymous group with a Japanese name in 2007, who set the standards and computing algorithms for its “production”. I will leave the details about its founding and focus now on the question as to ...

Rashid bin Mohammed Al-Fawzan

US embassy to Jerusalem: The Aftermath

Monday, 11 December 2017

There are a number of statements that we can agree on: recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the American embassy to it is a shortsighted, irresponsible decision by US President Trump. This should be the time the disadvantaged parties to reexamine the history of the Middle East conflict with clear eyes and intellectual minds instead of the prevailing emotional reaction of old.The future is bleak long as Palestinians, Arabs, and Muslims keep resorting to same old feel-good ...

Walid Jawad

What is in store for Yemen after Ali Abdullah Saleh

Monday, 11 December 2017

Ali Abdullah Saleh, the former Yemeni president, was assassinated by the hands of Iran’s arm in Yemen. He was assassinated by the Houthis just as former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was assassinated by the hands of Iran’s terrorist wing, Hezbollah, in Lebanon. This is a barbaric model that has been unleashed by Iran in the region under an abhorrent sectarian umbrella. Confrontation or conflict with Iran is not a sectarian conflict nor is it a political conflict as it is ...

Hussein Shobokshi

Behind Saleh’s bizarre decision to turn against the Houthis

Sunday, 10 December 2017

I never personally heard President Ali Abdulah Saleh make his famous statement that ruling Yemen was like “dancing on the heads of snakes.” In fact, the last time I saw him in 2004 with Doctor Abdulkarim al-Iryani, the Houthi movement was just getting started. I had seen its banners in Saada and Dahyan. I remember Saleh saying about the Houthi movement: “They are a demon Yemen has never known before, and it has known many demons throughout its modern and old history”. ...

Radwan al-Sayed

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