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Cinema makes a comeback in Saudi Arabia

Cinema makes a comeback in Saudi Arabia

The artists are Saudis, so are musicians and the public; nevertheless the concert is held outside Saudi Arabia. The same thing applies to cinema. Saudi films are broadcast in Cannes and Berlin but are nowhere to be found in Riyadh and Dammam. This puzzling scene has...
Arab world must resolve to find peace

Arab world must resolve to find peace

Last week, the world held its breath and watched with incredulity the announcement by US President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Saudi Arabia described the decision as inexplicable, irresponsible and unjustified. Other countries, world...
What if the Russians left Syria?

What if the Russians left Syria?

Assuming that the Russian announcement about withdrawing most of its forces from Syria is true, that would reshuffle the cards in this country which seems to be on its way out of the war. The irony is that the Russian intervention had a negative effect, allowing the...
Houthis do not believe in compromise or peace

Houthis do not believe in compromise or peace

The killing of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh at the hands of the Houthis last week should serve as a reminder of two incontrovertible truths. The first is that, at its core, the conflict in Yemen is a civil war. It began when the Houthis took up arms...