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The worst is yet to come in Libya

  • Two factions have been battling for power in Libya since 2015. Like all regional wars, this war started as a simple domestic conflict, then escalated as it became entangled in regional and international agendas. The developments in the country during the past few days are important on a numbe...
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World leaders need to start making tough decisions

  • A swab is taken from a man at a drive-thru coronavirus screening centre in Abu Dhabi, March 30, 2020. (Reuters) There are many questions we might feel uncomfortable asking, or even thinking about, yet they persist in our minds no matter how much we try to ignore or dismiss them. ...
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Hope for Algeria, Libya after smooth Arab League Summit

  • A session of the 30th Arab League summit in the Tunisian capital of Tunis on March 31, 2019. (AFP)  After the Algerian delegation to the Arab League Summit in Tunis completed its mission and left, most of the country’s Cabinet members were dismissed and big changes were announced. ...
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The New Zealand massacre and the breakdown of society

  • A local athletics team mourns the loss of one of its members, killed in the March 15 mosque attack, outside Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Picture taken March 17, 2019. (REUTERS/Joseph Campbell) All that the civilized world needs today is a little enticement through...
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The three stances nations have taken on Khashoggi

  •   Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, came to Riyadh and sat in the front row at the Future Investment Initiative conference in the Saudi capital Riyadh, even when no high-ranking or senior guests were yet present. Actually, he cut hi...
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Saudi cinema goes back to the past... and 1979 is gone with the wind

  • ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ is a movie title that is engraved in my memory for one simple reason — I watched that film in a movie theater in Riyadh 40 years ago! I watched it before cinemas were banned after the ‘1979 revolution’ in Iran, and their doors closed; closing with them a complete social...
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Chemical attacks will continue unless there are consequences

  • If the lives of thousands of Syrians have no value to those watching indifferently, the whole world will be in danger when these precedents become familiar acts, made acceptable by silence and failure to punish the criminals. Silence in the face of what the Syrian, Iranian and Ru...
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Trump's war government … Against whom?

  • At an Iranian opposition event, John Bolton stood and told the thousands who had gathered: “We will celebrate with you in Tehran in 2019.” The words resonated with those inside the hall but did not receive much attention outside because the speaker was just a former ambassador....
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An end to the Syrian war, but not to the crisis

  • This could be the last chapter of the Syrian conflict as we have known it for the past six years, but the Syrian crisis has other chapters to follow. In order to end it, the American and Russian presidents discussed the issue in Vietnam and seemed to agree that the military solution had failed...
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Freedom to speak, yes, but not to hate

  • The late Ghazi Al-Gosaibi, the Saudi poet and novelist, was one of the most prominent figures to confront the hate movement in the early 1990s. His book “Until There Is No More Strife” is a significant historical and intellectual reference to an era plagued by the extremist “Sahwa,” or “Awakening...
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