Discussing the Middle East

I was a participant at the annual Sir Bani Yas Forum, organized by the Emirati Foreign Ministry, which concluded on Sunday.

Countering new form of warfare

THE world is on high alert. France is in a state of war after Daesh targeted Paris on Friday night killing and injuring hundreds of innocent civilians.

The Paris paradox

THE second serious violation of Paris within a year has inevitably prompted a tough, and largely predictable, response. Sadly, much of it feeds right into what Daesh must have expected.

The N-deal that wasn’t

Recently, it came to light that the United States was attempting to negotiate with Pakistan a deal to constrain the Pakistanis’ fast-growing nuclear weapons program.

US’ commitment to education

This month marks the 16th annual International Education Week, an event that celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.

Emboldened Iran

I read with interest the article “Look who’s talking” (Nov. 17) by Abdulrahman Al-Rashed.

Rain aftermath

Once again heavy rains lashed Jeddah on Tuesday exposing the vulnerability of the city’s infrastructure.

Sending ground troops

This is with reference to the report “US ‘no’ to boots on the ground” (Nov. 17). Washington is making a huge mistake.

Different response

I read with interest the article “Silence over Beirut blasts” (Nov. 17) by Belen Fernandez. It was a very nicely written article that exposed the hypocrisy of the world, particularly the media.

Look who’s talking

I am not surprised that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the United States to offer an apology for its past behavior before opening embassies in each other’s capitals.

Events & Exhibitions

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