United Arab Emirates: Learning To Pay More For Gasoline – OpEd

By Rasheed Abou-Alsamh* The move by the United Arab Emirates to raise the price of gasoline at the pump by 24 percent from Aug. 1 was a brave one and is a sign of the times. Once again the UAE is being a trailblazer among the Gulf countries, realizing that despite our vast reserves of … Continue reading United Arab Emirates: Learning To Pay More For Gasoline – OpEd

Can We Use Islamic Rules In Better Way? – OpEd

By Abdulateef Al-Mulhim Just a few weeks ago, a group of young Saudis led by Ayman Al-Sharif initiated a web link that they called Makkah Almukarrama Live. The group broadcast live pictures and activities from the Grand Mosque and its surroundings. The Grand Mosque houses the Kaaba, which is the most sacred site in Islam. … Continue reading Can We Use Islamic Rules In Better Way? – OpEd

Saudi-Led Coalition Announces 5-Day Truce In Yemen

Coalition Forces fighting Houthi militias in Yemen have declared a five-day cease-fire effective midnight Sunday. A Saudi Press Agency said the decision was made upon the request of Yemen President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who said the truce is meant to allow delivery of humanitarian and medical assistance to people affected by the fighting. Hadi’s … Continue reading Saudi-Led Coalition Announces 5-Day Truce In Yemen

After The Iran Nuclear Deal – OpEd

By Gwynne Dyer The thing to bear in mind about Tuesday’s deal between Iran and the P5+1 countries (the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China) is that without it Iran could get nuclear weapons in a year or so whenever it wants. It has the technologies for enriching uranium, it could make the … Continue reading After The Iran Nuclear Deal – OpEd

Al-Maliki ‘Follows Iran’s Agenda To Divide Iraq’

Saddam Hussein’s Vice President Izzat Ibrahim Al-Douri accused Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki yesterday of seeking to implement an Iranian-backed agenda to divide Iraq. In a videotaped message obtained by Al Arabiya, the fugitive Al-Douri — who was confirmed as the head of Iraq’s Baath Party following the execution of Saddam on Dec. 30, 2006 … Continue reading Al-Maliki ‘Follows Iran’s Agenda To Divide Iraq’