Trump’s surprise: Negotiating with Rowhani (Al Arabiya)

This is not the first time that the American president has surprised political circles with new stances, which are not necessarily contradictory, but are rather different from common political practice. The time span between the violent tweet in which he threatened Rowhani and the tweet calling on him to negotiate is just one week.

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Is there hope for the Iranian regime?! (Al Arabiya)

The upcoming year will mark 40 years of the Iranian regime’s existence, which represents four decades of failure to achieve its unrealistic goals of controlling the region and exporting the revolution. It has neither succeeded in exporting its revolution, nor been able to protect it at home.

Mohammed Al-Hammadi

Riyadh against Lebanon’s blackmail (Al Arabiya)

What harmed Saudi Arabia’s image in Lebanon the most is that it was presented in the popular consciousness as a cash machine to whoever announces their support for it. Back then, a major aspect of Lebanese politics adopted the approach of political blackmail for the past decades.

Fares bin Hezam

Hajj: Our old date, every year! (Al Arabiya)

Hosting hajj is an honor that God Almighty has granted us since forever, an honor that men envy each other for. It is an effort which men fall short of carrying alone but move forward, arm in arm, and hand in hand. A legacy handed down from grandfathers to sons, an old era as old as Ibrahim’s arrival to Hijaz, the history of water and Ibrahim’s dawah. The dutiful steps are towards the Kaaba.

Turki Aldakhil

Between Trump’s policy and character (Al Arabiya)

There are around 2,000 employees and workers in the White House where the American president works and lives. These workers include cleaners and floral designers. The president has 234 administrative assistants, 76 assistant and consultants in the National Security Council, 27 in the economic council, 33 in the office of science and technology policy, 240 in the commercial affairs office and so on.

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

Muqtada al-Sadr and the future of Iraq (Al Arabiya)

The Iraqi elections in May have been marred with corruption, theft, fraud and mass abstentions by honorable Iraqis looking to not participate in the sham. Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc won the elections and gained the right to form a government. He did so by a combination of factors.

Michael Flanagan

‘Genocidal Intent’: Burma’s war on Rohingya was pre-planned (Al Arabiya)

The Burmese government has lied about the violent events that took place in Rakhine State last year. Not only did it falsify an intricate political discourse regarding the nature and extent of the violence, but it also lied about its own role in the bloody campaign.

Ramzy Baroud

Our world before and after Mohammed bin Salman (Al Arabiya)

A New York Times journalist recently visited Saudi Arabia and saw the rapid transformations, which happened during a short period of time. Saudi women are driving cars after being banned for decades and are working freely in new fields of business.

Mamdouh AlMuhaini

Soleimani, Rowhani and the lion’s tail (Al Arabiya)

General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, sent a message to President Hassan Rowhani telling him: “I kiss your hands for these wise statements, and I am at your service to implement any policy that serves the Islamic Republic.”

Abdulrahman al-Rashed