Sunday , October 22 2017

Opinion

‘Moderate Muslim scholars must counter terror thought’ – ‘Fanatics portray wrong image’

Islam does not justify acts of violence against innocent people. However, as in any other religion, it so happens that Islamic teachings of peace and tolerance get twisted, manipulated and exploited by those who seek to achieve their personal interests. Basic Islamic teachings do not forgive, justify or overlook any …

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Yemen to stay defiant in face of Iran, Houthis

FINALLY, the destruction caused by the Houthis and the gang loyal to the ousted president of Yemen Ali Abdallah Saleh becomes clear day after day as the peace negotiations progresses. Following the formation of the three committees to investigate the ceasefire violations and persistence of the GCC countries on the success …

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To Lebanon’s Arab Shiite communities

PEOPLE often question why the Arab World, in particular, is in such a mess. The fact is that so many of our problems have been triggered by the interference of foreign powers eager to dominate this strategically-located and resource-rich area. The Ottomans, the British and the French carved-up the region …

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Déjà vu!

THE entire world, without exception, was shaken when thousands of supporters of Iraqi Shiite politician Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the heavily fortified government district of Green Zone and took the Parliament building by a storm. They stormed the Parliament building in protest against the failure of Members of Parliament to vote …

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Will ‘Sykes Picot’ be rewritten? – Time running out for Arabian Gulf

What is happening in Halab (the original ancient name of Aleppo) is a chain of events moving in the direction of Syria’s destruction – the country that has become the breeding ground for international gangs of killers and propaganda machines to settle sectarian scores. It is obvious the problem cannot …

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Your Highness, rescue us, we’ve gone astray

  WE want to secure the future of our next generation. No one in Kuwait wants to see our future generation subjected to chance, political calculations or abandoned at the mercy of those who shout at the top of their voices and give preference to personal interests at the expense …

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With Syria bleeding where are Arabs?

  THERE ARE no words to express my fury and distress at the horrendous scenes shown on our screens. What kind of world is this that does nothing apart from holding conferences when hospitals are being pounded, the bodies of small children are being pulled from bombed-out buildings while wounded …

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Ould Cheikh … sword ‘mightier’ than books

The decision taken by the Government of Yemen to suspend participation in the negotiations is inappropriate. It should withdraw from these talks because of the crime committed by the Houthis … They have stormed the biggest camp. This incident gives a clear indication that Iran has a hidden hand in …

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Enlightened Arabs caught in democratic predicament – Mideast culture shuns change

The storming on Saturday of the Iraqi parliament by protestors, apparently mostly followers of the powerful cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, may indicate the beginning of a political meltdown in the Iraqi capital. Similar scenes of chaos, and frequently the sudden and dramatic escalation of the political environments in the post-Arab Spring …

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