Pulling Yemen back from the abyss

Just a few hours before a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of 10 countries launched an offensive against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, I was aboard a flight to the United States capital, Washington.

Extremism: The bigger picture

Now 95, Lord George Weidenfeld has lived through tumultuous world events while building up a renowned London publishing house. In British cultural life he occupies the status of venerable sage.

Death and hope on the high seas

Sharks and their cousins, the rays, predate the dinosaurs.

Rekindling Yemenis’ hopes

I had written an article analyzing the ongoing situation in Yemen. I had stated that the current turmoil in the impoverished country would lead to further divisions and a long civil war.

Immorality of drone warfare

Almost all wars that are currently under way in the world are targeting Muslims. Just about every bomb, every drone, every prison, every cage, every orange jumpsuit are produced for Muslims.

Why crash the flight

The suicidal pilot who flew the A320 from Germanwings into the Alps taking 150 people with him makes for a bizarre page in aviation history.

‘Decisive Storm’ contains threat

Decisive Storm, a name with so many meanings in the international war against Houthi militias in Yemen, is currently under way. Saudi diplomacy is known for being careful.

KSA’s wise and firm action

In a dramatic turn of events, Yemen’s embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi appealed for military intervention from Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council to reverse the

Saleh’s shadowy role in slide to war

When Saudi Arabian jets struck Houthi positions in Yemen on Thursday they also hit forces loyal to a key figure who many Yemenis believe has orchestrated the present crisis from the shadows: Former Pr

Getting into the Yemeni storm

What is currently happening in Yemen is not the first problem Saudi Arabia has faced with respect to its neighbor to the south. But the current problems don’t just concern Saudi Arabia.

Stay Connected