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Al-Arabiya coverage of Lebanese activist killing draws online smear campaign by Hezbollah supporters

  • LONDON: Al-Arabiya News Channel was subjected to an online campaign by Hezbollah supporters and critics that questioned how the channel was able to report on the assassination of prominent and vocal Hezbollah critic Luqman Slim on Thursday. Many of the Hezbollah loyalists claimed that Slim�...
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What Tillerson’s exit means for efforts to resolve GCC crisis

  • The firing earlier this week of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson happened just ahead of three official visits to Washington, during which the Qatar-centered diplomatic crisis will top the administration’s agenda. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is due to arrive on Monday, followed at the end...
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Four decades that changed a company and a country

  • Last week marked 38 years since Saudi Arabia took full control of Aramco. It was another eight years before the company’s registration was moved from the United States to Saudi Arabia and the name was changed to Saudi Aramco, but on March 9, 1980, the American oil companies relinquished all...
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Another Trump surprise, and it’s bad news for Iran

  • Since the beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has surprised the world — and the American people — on many occasions. His executive orders restricting travel to the US, changing key aides and officials in his administration, recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, none of this was...
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A new term for a new tsar

  • Vladimir Putin won Russia’s presidential elections… again. A victory for the “Kremlin tsar” was not actually in doubt, and if the obvious reason is the lack of a well-organized opposition, there are other reasons that are no less significant....
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Why Biden is the Democrat favorite for 2020

  • Former US senator and vice president Joe Biden said this week that “the jury is still out” as to whether he will run for the White House in 2020. Biden is the early favorite to win his party’s nomination, despite already being 75 years of age, in what could be the first ever clash of...
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Syria: Americans withdraw, Iranians stay

  • Apart from defeating Daesh, the presence of American troops has had no critical role in the Syrian war. However, their withdrawal would make it easier for the Iranian regime to complete ‘the final chapter’ of its full takeover of Syria, and control over Iraq and Lebanon....
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Iran’s ‘forward defense’ doctrine has become a contradiction in terms

  • It is difficult to underestimate the regional impact of the Iranian Revolution. The downfall of the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, marked the end of what had arguably been the most stable decade in the Gulf since the Second World War. The revolutionary, pan-Islamist project led by Ayatollah Ruhol...
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Saudi cinema goes back to the past... and 1979 is gone with the wind

  • ‘A Fistful of Dollars’ is a movie title that is engraved in my memory for one simple reason — I watched that film in a movie theater in Riyadh 40 years ago! I watched it before cinemas were banned after the ‘1979 revolution’ in Iran, and their doors closed; closing with them a complete social...
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The world awaits Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal

  • In a little over two weeks, US President Donald Trump will have decided whether to give up on or keep the nuclear deal with Iran. Either way, this decision will have many important consequences. But before talking about what the resolution means, we have to know the atmosphere that ...
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