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Afghanistan faces another long winter after US exit

  • The winds were changing in my friend Nasir Dawar’s beautiful village of Issori in North Waziristan 20 years ago. As we walked through the lush green fields, he peered and pointed to the mountain looming in the distance, the majestic Shawal, which overlooks Afghanistan. Patches of snow wreathed ...
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Much-travelled Alexander Merkel settling into Saudi lifestyle as Al-Faisaly chase first trophy

  • RIYADH: Italy, England, Austria, and Germany are just a few of the countries that Alexander Merkel has experienced in his colorful footballing career. Now, at the age of 29, the Kazakhstan-born former German youth international is on the brink of major success in Saudi Arabia. It has been a...
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Iran-China accord ushers in major geopolitical shift

  • The 25-year comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement between China and Iran, which was signed in Tehran on Saturday, is a major breakthrough for the two countries and will have long-term effects on the geopolitical balance of the Gulf and the region as a whole. After five years of negotiat...
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Arab world should embrace national well-being surveys

  • During the 1930s and 1940s, the US was ravaged by cataclysmic economic and social upheavals due to the Second World War and the Great Depression. At the time, the government needed a set of reliable measurements that would serve as a scorecard for justifying important economic policies and expe...
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Leaked videos implicating judges are nothing new, or simple, in Pakistan

  • The release of an explosive video which shows possible evidence of a wrongful conviction of jailed ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by an accountability judge, Arshad Malik, has upped the ante in the ongoing battle between Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the ruling Pakistan Tehr...
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One short drive for me … a leap into the history books for Saudi women

  • It was a totally unremarkable drive, made totally remarkable by the day: June 24, 2018, when Saudi Arabia ended its de facto ban on women driving. This is how history happens. You often stumble into it. Four days ago I arrived in the last country in the world where women could not drive. And ...
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Why Russia holds the wild card in OPEC’s high-stakes meeting

  • Many in the oil market believe that the next OPEC gathering on Friday will be another difficult meeting for the bloc.  Such a reading doesn’t go far enough, however; if member states fail to agree on production increases, it could be a dangerous meeting.  OPEC has met many times i...
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The Arab world needs trade not a trade war

  • If we peel away the intrigue and the headlines coming out of the White House, a troubling American descent into isolationism becomes visible. Before the election, the Trump campaign framed themselves as “fixers,” ready to roll up their sleeves to mend what the previous administration “broke” at...
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Ignore the propaganda, Qatar is desperate to end the boycott

  • As part of a public relations campaign, a number of articles have been published since the boycott of Qatar began a year ago that glorify Doha’s steadfastness and success. Doha has clearly not stopped trying to end the dispute and restore relations, but it has not succeeded. According to one o...
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Region’s stability strengthened by Jordan aid package

  •   The four-way summit in Makkah on Sunday — called for by King Salman and attended by Jordan’s King Abdullah, Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al-Maktoum — has underlined Saudi Arabia’s commitment to preserving the sta...
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