Columnist

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed is a veteran columnist. He is the former general manager of Al Arabiya news channel, and former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat.

Twitter: @aalrashed

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Who really sparked the turmoil in Basra?

First, let us ask: Who is the most likely beneficiary of the sabotage of security in Basra? In response to Iranian finger-pointing, the Gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, have no interest in such an action and nothing to gain.

September 12, 2018

Idlib awaits the great massacre

Militants in Idlib governorate and its vicinity are sharpening their knives and cleaning their rifles in preparation for the great, and maybe final, battle of Syria’s war.

September 01, 2018

Imran must choose between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Pakistanis are celebrating Eid and a new prime minister. Imran Khan was a famous cricketer and a well-liked figure, but politics requires different skills than sport.

August 21, 2018

US sanctions on Iran now include gold and carpets

The introduction of fresh US sanctions on Iran and the removal of Iranian oil exports from the global market will cost its regime dearly, given the instability of the situation inside the country, with people rioting and protesting over the living conditions almost on a daily basis.

August 02, 2018