Opinion



20 world leaders in six weeks: What is happening in Riyadh?

Riyadh is fast emerging as a central player in developing strategic policies for peace and stability in the region, with obvious benefits for the larger international community, considering the almost



Iran’s insane propaganda

Until a year ago, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, a division of the Revolutionary Guard, Qassem Suleimani, remained a mystery.



Joint Arab force is inevitable

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sissi is pushing his idea of forming a joint Arab force to face common challenges that threaten Arab national security, as he puts it.



Scaring little children

In the last two weeks, I have received seven requests from people I know to help them get their children into school.



Not as bad as it appears

Sure, it’s unprecedented.



Containing Iran

I read with interest the article “Iran’s hunger for regional harmony” (March 3) by Abdulrahman Al-Rashed.



United we stand

This is with reference to the report “Kingdom, Turkey enter ‘a new era of cooperation’” (March 3). It is heartening to note that two of the most important Muslim countries are getting closer.



Anti-polio efforts

I am pleased to learn that Pakistan is taking strict action against those parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against poliovirus. Actually, it is not only people’s fault.



Widening scope of war on terror

The Middle East has been buzzing with diplomatic activities during the past few months. World leaders are shuttling between capitals of key regional powers particularly Riyadh.



A make-or-break speech

The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, is about to step into the lion’s den but there’s little chance he’ll emerge unscathed.

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