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Salman reiterates Kingdom’s clear stance on critical issues

  • King Salman addresses the Shoura Council. (SPA) King Salman last week delivered his much-anticipated annual speech before the Shoura Council and a host of senior dignitaries. The speech sketched a road map for Saudi policy for the coming year, particularly focusing on t...
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How US sanctions are impacting Iran

  • The US strategy on Iran, particularly its initial parameters, has been further refined since President Donald Trump began his electoral campaign in 2016. Trump, in his campaign, rejected the 2015 nuclear deal and demanded a new agreement or the addition of appendices, as well as substantial am...
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Iran’s three options for surviving US sanctions

  • President Hassan Rouhani speaking during a rally in the city of Shahrud, around 400 kilometres east of the capital Tehran. (AFP) Last week I wrote of the current impact of the US sanctions imposed on Iran. The scope of the sanctions, their effect on some economic sectors and the continu...
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Hodeidah deal could lead to a comprehensive settlement in Yemen

  • Yemen’s foreign minister, Khaled al-Yamani, left, and envoy for the Houthi rebels, Mohammed Amdusalem, conclude talks with a handshake in Sweden. (AP Photo) The much-anticipated talks in Sweden between Yemen’s internationally recognized government and Houthi militias have en...
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Nature may abhor a vacuum, but Iran loves one

  • US President Donald Trump has decided to pull a significant number of troops from Afghanistan. (File photo/AFP) President Donald Trump’s intention to halve the number of US troops in Afghanistan from 14,000 to 7,000 and withdraw the 2,000 remaining troops from Syria has caused some...
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Iranian regime facing further instability and isolation

  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Reuters) Last year was full of challenges for Iran. There were countless pressures and challenges for the regime at the domestic, regional and international levels. At the beginning of the year, there were mass protests in cities and towns across the country, wi...
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Saudi-Pakistan experts’ forum would further boost bilateral ties

  • Saudi Arabia's King Salman (R) with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan during a meeting in Riyadh. (File photo/AFP) Riyadh and Islamabad are united by a historical relationship that has grown ever stronger since Pakistan’s independence in 1947. Saudi-Pakistan relations are b...
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Iran regime exploiting Palestine to fulfill its own agenda

  • Prior to Iran’s 1979 revolution, Iranian-Israeli ties were normal. Afterward, however, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini deemed the Palestinian issue more important than these ties, using Palestine as a strategic tool to infiltrate the Arab world. Since then, the Iranian regime’s voice has been pr...
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Iran’s regime remains immature 40 years on from revolution

  • Iran marks the 40th anniversary of the “victory” of the Islamic revolution in 1979 on Feb. 11. In Islamic culture, the 40s is a crucial age in a man’s life, as he reaches rational and intellectual maturity. This view of man and his progressive maturity can be used to analyze Iran’s political...
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Will Iran yield in the face of growing US pressure?

  • Iran has been facing a severe dilemma for nine months, ever since US President Donald Trump’s administration quit the controversial 2015 nuclear deal and decided to reimpose sanctions. This move was part of a new US strategy that aims to prevent Iran from going ahead with its plans to enrich...
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