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How ‘Decisive Storm’ saved Yemen

Operation Decisive Storm was launched in the early hours of last Thursday (March 26), by a coalition of 10 countries led by Saudi Arabia, at the request of Yemen’s legitimate government and was met wi



New thinking on regional security

Establishing joint Arab institutions, a joint economic market and a unified currency and passport have always remained mere wishes.



Fool me once

Fool me once, shame on you, goes the saying notoriously mangled by former US President George W. Bush. “Fool me twice, shame on me.” Well, shame on him, on several accounts.



Last chance for Ukraine and Europe

The European Union stands at a crossroads. The shape it takes five years from now will be decided in the coming 3-5 months.



Arabs in a ‘decisive’ mood

Arab League summits used to be dismissed as little more than talking shops, mere forums for Arab leaders to stay in touch. Final communiqués were usually devoid of actionable steps to resolve issues.



When justice is delayed and denied

There is something surreal about those black-and-white, grainy photographs.



What else is Iran hiding?

We don’t know all that has transpired in the talks on Iran’s nuclear program being conducted in Switzerland, but we do know that the White House has shied away from a potentially paralyzing issue: the



Conspiring against one’s own people

The son of isolated former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been injured with more than half of his body suffering from burns.



Saving the peace process

The struggle for peace is more difficult than going to war, a former Muslim rebel told this writer as he stressed the need for the Philippine government to stay true to its word in passing the propose



Egypt summit: Beginning of a new era

The Arab Summit, held recently at Sharm El-Sheikh, can be the beginning of a new phase in joint Arab action and the credibility of Arab countries if decisions are translated into reality.

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