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Saudi youth not above starting from “zero”

  • The Vision 2030 plan that was announced by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2016 is an ambitious package of economic and social reforms that seeks to effect structural changes to the economy by reducing Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil. This has entailed the implementation of dozens of...
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Comprehensive humanitarian plan demonstrates Saudi's commitment to Yemen

  • On Jan. 22, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other members of the coalition supporting the internationally recognized government of Yemen unveiled what they described as the Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO). This plan aims to increase the flow of humanitarian aid and economic assista...
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Abadi leading Iraq on the right path

  • A cursory look at Iraq’s recent history would strongly suggest that Iraqis are resilient. Over the past four decades, they have survived the oppression of Saddam Hussein’s rule and his aggression against their country’s neighbors, which rendered Iraq an international pariah. As soon as Sad...
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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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Still no end in sight in Syria

  • It might be hard to believe, but the war in Syria is on the verge of entering its eighth year. The conflict no longer dominates international headlines the way it did in 2014, for example, and some observers have found it tempting to declare Bashar Assad and his backers victorious. But the...
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Iran must stop meddling and start governing

  • Last week, as much of the world reflected on 2017 and looked forward to 2018, hundreds of Iranians demonstrated in the city of Mashhad against the Iranian government. While some analysts are suggesting that the demonstrations might have been initially orchestrated by opponents of President Hassan...
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Protecting the rights of Saudis with disabilities

  • On Dec. 22, the Saudi Transit Police towed some 443 vehicles across the Kingdom that were parked illegally in spaces reserved for people with special needs. The campaign was meant to send several important messages....
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Houthis do not believe in compromise or peace

  • The killing of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of the Houthis last week should serve as a reminder of two incontrovertible truths. The first is that, at its core, the conflict in Yemen is a civil war. It began when the Houthis took up arms against the internationally...
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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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While the big powers squabble, Syrians pay the price

  • Much like the conflicts in Bosnia and Rwanda before it, the war in Syria seems destined to leave a black mark on the history of humanity. Although it began in 2011 as a peaceful protest movement against an authoritarian regime, the conflict has claimed the lives of close to 400,000 people and has...
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