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Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed

Abdulrahman Al-Rashed is the former general manager of Al-Arabiya television. He is also the former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat, and the leading Arabic weekly magazine Al-Majalla. He is also a senior columnist in the daily newspapers Al-Madina and Al-Bilad.

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Coronavirus a Test For The World

Calamities are usually the issues of others and are met with some empathy or indifference.

Is Ankara Afraid of Invasion?

The Syrian war, which began nine years ago, marks the first time that Turkey’s air force and artille

Macron and Muslims

When dealing with disruptive, potentially dangerous individuals or groups within society, the dilemm

Lebanon’s Prime Minister: Is he a Puppet?

A new prime minister has been granted confidence in Lebanon.

Bullying Against Sudan

In our region things are not always what they seem, as in the case of the intense attack against Sud

Palestinians Will Lose out by Rejecting Peace Talks

Talks and life have finally returned to the Palestinian issue — a good sign after a long slumber.

Libya and the Egyptian-Turkish Confrontation

Two weeks ago, the Libyan National Army (LNA) launched its most assertive battle yet, resulting in t

Is the Regime in Tehran in Danger of Falling?

The questions raised by the latest developments in Iran largely focus on what may happen next, and t

Who Is More Powerful? Iran Learns the Hard Way

In a region where things are often predictable, recent events in the Middle East have been highly un

Turkey and Hypocrisy after Hypocrisy

The Syrian province of Idlib, which is being subjected to massacres and destruction, is only 29 km f

Pursuing Mourners in Cemeteries

The sight of security forces pushing people out of Iranian cemeteries — people who had come to mourn

Erdogan and the Regional Leadership Ambitions

Although the Turkish government has not yet sent a single soldier to fight in Libya, it is engaged o

A Great Peril Lurks in Iraq

Iraq, which is looking to get out of its crisis, could turn into another Syria unless politicians, p

Milking Iraq and Lebanon for Iran’s Benefit

Protests in Basra, Beirut, and elsewhere thwart Iran’s most important political plan, which is build

Aramco: The Idea and the Deal

At the start of 2016, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman came up with a new idea; he told The Ec


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