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Turkey's benign neglect helped spur the Islamic State's rise
Source : The Daily Star  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Atilla Yesilada
One night in 1995, I switched to CNN International to catch the evening news, and saw a long caravan of Toyotas driving toward a dusty city carrying solemn young men...
Lebanon struggles with Syrian refugees
Source : The Daily Star  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Alex Rowell
A combination of security, economic and above all political considerations has the Lebanese government seeking for the first time to limit, and ultimately reduce, its Syrian and Syrian-Palestinian refugee population....
Saving Yemen
Source : Asharq Al-Awsat  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Salman Aldossary
The Houthis are nothing more than a rebel movement in Yemen that has gotten out of control, attempting to become a state within a state. Recently, the movement found the...
A Crisis Made in Washington
Source : Asharq Al-Awsat  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Tariq Alhomayed
Has the West become accustomed to crises taking place in the Middle East, no longer caring about them (with the Syrian conflict serving as a prime example here)?...
Yes Virginia, there are fairies...
Source : Gulf Daily News  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Winfred Peppinck
Well there is one Shura Council committee chairman who must, for he has taken umbrage at a recent report the US government "spies on 194 countries," almost the whole of...
Amir man of words, deeds
Source : Arab Times  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Yousef Awadh
Kuwait officially condemns the Israeli assault on Gaza through its authentic and firm stance. HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad in his first official speech against the Israeli aggression while...
Challenges of Iraqi turmoil
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Khalil Hanware
The Iraqi turmoil has intensified geopolitical worries as ISIS poses a major threat to any sign of normalcy in the region....
The end of land grabs?
Source : Arab News  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg
According to Saudi press reports, the Ministry of Justice has uncovered false land deeds for large swaths of land in Riyadh and other provinces. In Riyadh alone, the total area...
Stalemate over Iran nuclear negotiations
Source : The Peninsula  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Ray Takeyh
The Iran nuclear negotiations have reached a stalemate. The White House has asked for an extension, and Congress should give it additional time. But the latest stumble offers an occasion...
Women's clubs for marriage
Source : Saudi Gazette  
Date : 2014-07-22
Author : Mansour Ibrahim Al-Dakhil
The number of unmarried women in Saudi Arabia is increasing at an alarming level. The number has now reaching about 1.5 million. As the media is focusing on this issue,...
Locking Away Iraqi History
Source : The Antiwar.com  
Date : 2014-07-21
Author : Michael Patrick Brill
In March 1979, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein told his inner circle that leading the Arab countries to a final victory against Israel would first entail a showdown with the United...
Will Iran play the nuclear 'game' with the Americans?
Source : Al Arabiya TV  
Date : 2014-07-21
Author : Camelia Entekhabi-Fard
During the last few days before the expiry date of Iran's interim nuclear deal, uncertainty clouded the air at the nuclear talks in Vienna. The uncertainty came from Iran's delegation giving...
Sultanate needs to spend more on fighting diabetes
Source : Oman Daily Observer  
Date : 2014-07-21
Author : Ray Petersen
According to the World Health Organisation, there are 347 million diabetes sufferers worldwide, and in Oman, one in six households is affected by diabetes in some way. The disease is...
Debate: The Gulf states could participate in the Iranian nuclear talks
Source : Asharq Al-Awsat  
Date : 2014-07-21
Author : Dr. Zuhair Al-Harthi
Historically, conflicts between the Safavids and the Ottomans-the peak of which was seen in Basra-have created a sea of distrust and suspicion between the two sides that has only deepened...
Debate: The Gulf states will find it hard to join the Iranian nuclear talks
Source : Asharq Al-Awsat  
Date : 2014-07-21
Author : Dr. Antoine Safer
Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) have been marked by years of wrangling, give-and-take, and mutual accusations of indirect...
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