Arab coalition’s stance in Hodeidah needs to be lauded (Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya)

Although the US government rejected an Emirati request to support the coalition few days ago, according to The Washington Post, the airport and the outskirts of Hodeidah had been overtaken by about 21,000 fighters of the joint Yemeni and coalition forces. Thousands of mines, which were being planted in the roads leading to the city and port in order to hinder their march, were being cleared.

Protests in Jordan: Bread or politics? (Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya)

“The Arab Spring returns to the Arab streets” and “What’s happening in Jordan refutes the narrative that royal regimes are spared from the street’s revolutions.” These are some of the quick reactions to the participation of thousands of Jordanians in protests.

Awaiting Iraq’s new leader (Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya)

The cabinet plays a huge role in Iraq. The prime minister is the decision maker and Iraq itself is a strategically important country for the region. Everyone in the region as well as international powers are waiting for the results of the consultations and bargains between the competing powers to know which party will lead the political process and who the next prime minister will be.

Explaining Israel’s growing role in the region (Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya)

The US’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran is an important development that will have possible political consequences and transformations in the region and on the players, the arena and the crisis. The new developments are dependent on the continuity of the American stance against Tehran and which may change if the Iranian government makes concessions to the US. President Donald Trump had promised Iran to go back to the agreement if it backs down and accepts his conditions to amend the deal. These amendments include prohibiting Iran from ever transforming its nuclear program into a military program and withdrawing its forces and militias from the wars outside Iran. It’s unlikely that Rowhani’s government will accept these conditions during this current phase.

Merkel, Macron’s pro-Iran stance will push more chaos in the region (Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya)

The siren drills in a number of Saudi cities is not a routine amid the tense circumstances of the region as Iran continuous firing ballistic missiles targeting populated Saudi cities through their Houthi agent in Yemen, which shows the danger facing everyone.

The Earth is not round (Abdulrahman al-Rashed, Al Arabiya)

Amid much ridicule, a conference was recently held in Britain to prove that Earth is flat. This conference was held last year too and attended by some people who claim to be scientists and by some who base their views on religion. Their theories violate everything that scientists have proven following a long historical conflict that was settled by technology.