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Kingdom’s US critics must have missed Zelensky’s thanks to Riyadh

  • No sooner had the OPEC+ oil producers’ alliance decided last week to reduce output in November by 2 million barrels per day, than a barrage of criticism from Washington was homing in on its target like a heat-seeking missile — and that target was, of course, Saudi Arabia. Sen. Chris Murp...
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5-year-old Lian was burnt to death by the Houthis, will the world care?

  • Who, apart from heartless terrorists, would deliberately fire a missile at a gas station and kill at least 17 people? Who, apart from a group of savages who adhere to an evil ideology, would then fire another missile at an ambulance that came to rescue any survivors? While those of us who fol...
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A Saudi National Day, and the international impact of the Kingdom’s COVID-19 battle

  • Celebration is not a word anyone would associate with 2020, the year COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill. Since it was declared a pandemic in March, the coronavirus has infected over 30 million people worldwide and taken the lives of nearly one million, and is expected to cost the global...
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45 years of change, but news is still news

  • Today we celebrate 45 years since Arab News, then and now the benchmark for English-language newspapers in the Middle East, first rolled off the presses. As you would expect of a newspaper, we have chosen to mark the event with … news; in this case, the significant events that have had the most...
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COVID-19: 100 days that changed the world

  • On Tuesday it was 100 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of a cluster of cases of pneumonia, of unknown cause, in Wuhan city, China. As we raised Christmas toasts and counted down to the New Year fireworks, no one could have imagined that a tiny thing, invisible to the ...
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In praise of our healthcare heroes

  • A Saudi nurse returns home from his shift, and breaks down in tears because he cannot give his child the hug that the youngster so clearly needs — another example of the physical and emotional sacrifices health workers worldwide are making in the battle against the coronavirus. In social media ...
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We stood by New Zealand last year — and we stand with it again

  • Kia ora, New Zealand.  Or as my Kiwi friend James Munro, the ambassador to Saudi Arabia, writes in his column as part of our special coverage marking the anniversary of the atrocious Christchurch terror attack: Kia kaha, be strong. We at Arab News know that this Sunday is a somber day,&n...
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Gulf politics 101: The Qatar boycott for dummies

  • It is just over two years since the Anti-Terror Quartet (ATQ — Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt) severed relations with Qatar and began a trade, travel and diplomatic boycott. There are no signs that this boycott will be lifted any time soon.  Although this rift has endured for s...
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Sahwa clerics must fix what they have broken

  • The public apology aired on TV this week by the Saudi cleric Ayed Al-Qarni for offenses committed by the Sahwa, or “Awakening” movement, was both significant and welcome. However, it came nowhere close to undoing the harm caused by the extremist ideas so widely spread by Al-Qarni and...
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Al-Qaradawi hate preaching is no April fool

  • Arab News embarked a week ago on a campaign to expose Preachers of Hate worldwide. We began with a profile of Brenton Tarrant, the Australian terrorist who attacked two mosques in New Zealand and killed 50 innocent worshippers. We delved deep, and revealed how he was radicalized by far-right,...
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