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JASTA: Real threats and hidden opportunities

As usual, the United States (US) has enacted an arm-twisting law to blackmail other countries, including its allies. The US congress recently passed a measure of legislation entitled: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). It entails that those who support acts of terrorism against the US can be held responsible no matter where the …

Hany Aboul Fotouh

Blasphemy case highlights devastating impact of Saudi ultra-conservatism on Pakistani society

This week’s decision by Pakistan’s supreme court to delay ruling on an appeal in the country’s most notorious blasphemy case and the thousands of security personnel deployed in its capital, Islamabad, in anticipation of a verdict, lay bare the degree to which Saudi Arabia supported ultra-conservative worldviews abetted by successive Pakistani governments have changed the …

James Dorsey

Saudi Arabia: a victim of hate campaigns

  Do not expect to hear a good word about the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on any Western media outlet these days. There is growing evidence of an international campaign built on exaggerations to blacken the country’s reputation and undermine its regional leadership standing. This only serves as a gift to the Iranian media and …

Khalaf Al Habtoor