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Defeat is inevitable for isolated Houthis

  • Last year proved to be pivotal in the international community’s efforts to eradicate terrorism. It was during 2017 that the most brutal terrorist group in recent years, Daesh, lost almost all of the vast swaths of land across the Iraqi-Syrian border that came under its control in 2014. In other...
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Pope’s visit to Myanmar reminds us that words matter

  • Pope Francis’ three-day visit to Myanmar this week has once again redirected the attention of the international community to what some human rights organizations are calling the world’s biggest “forced exodus” this year....
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Saudi Arabia reaches out to New York in a testament of youth

  • New Yorkers are fond of the fact that their city has earned more nicknames than probably any other city in the world. The “city that never sleeps” truly lives up to its name in September, as thousands of people descend on it for a host of events, the most notable of which is the annual meeting of...
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Saudi Arabia does not politicize Hajj

  • For the estimated 2 million Muslims who will make the pilgrimage to Makkah later this month, Hajj is a time for religious devotion and spiritual renewal. Unfortunately, for a few misguided others, the Hajj season has become a time to play politics, sow division, and on occasion exploit tragic a...
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Saudi Arabia’s commitment to Hajj is beyond reproach

  • Hajj pilgrims from around the world began arriving in Saudi Arabia last week by land, air and sea. The rite of Hajj does not begin until the end of August, but the government and thousands of volunteers have been working tirelessly for months to prepare to receive an estimated 2 million pilgrim...
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US unlikely to withdraw from world stage

  • It has been a week since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th US president. People in the US and abroad listened very carefully to his inaugural address, for it is on that occasion that new presidents enunciate their worldviews and domestic policy agendas most clearly.Trump said his domestic and...
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If Daesh is to be defeated, the carnage in Syria must end

  • As 2016 comes to a close and Jan. 20 — inauguration day — draws nearer, analysts in the US and observers in the Middle East are eager to sketch out the contours of the incoming Donald Trump administration’s foreign policy. Generally speaking, foreign policy was not a focal point of the...
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Tillerson brings impressive credentials to State Department

  • After several weeks of speculation, US President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rex Tillerson, chief executive of energy conglomerate ExxonMobil, to be his secretary of state. The selection generated lively debate among Washington political pundits almost immediately after it became official.Some...
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Trump’s defense pick garners wide praise

  • US President-elect Donald Trump announced last week that he would nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be his administration’s secretary of defense.Mattis’ 40-year career in the military has compelled some military observers to characterize him as a “legendary” figure and an “icon.” When...
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