Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat :
Tariq Al-Homayed
Saudi journalist and writer, and former editor-in-chief of Aswat Asharq Al-Awsatt newspaper

For Syrians and Anyone Else… Everything But Education

Every country has the right to set laws for everyone residing on its territory, including refugees. Even European countries have complained about this matter. However, can our region address the refugee question in isolation of reality or the bigger regional picture? I doubt it! Why this…

Can We Compare Elections?

The British elections gave the Labour Party a historic victory following 14 years of Conservative rule. President Emmanuel Macron lost in the first round of the snap legislative elections in France to the right. The debate about President Joe Biden's health and his capacity for running for re…

Hezbollah Will Withdraw

As Israeli officials increasingly speak of a war in Lebanon, Hezbollah is retreating behind propaganda campaigns. Its leaders have released no statements about the attacks on its officials, who have been continuously targeted over the nine months since Israel’s war in Gaza began. Those who want to…

It is Sinwar and Netanyahu’s Battle Now

In our region, one cannot look at politics in isolation of individual actors. This is especially true for conflict zones, including Gaza. We cannot properly understand the current negotiation process and its outcomes without an adequate reading of the decision-makers of both the Palestine and…

Non-Secretive Negotiations

Negotiations are always shrouded in secrecy, with some parties keen on declaring victory for having succeeded in the negotiations and others doing everything in their power to avoid seeming like they had foiled them. However, when in the case of the ceasefire negotiations in Gaza, it is a different…

What About the Palestinian Authority?  

US President Joe Biden has proposed a three-phase initiative to end the war in Gaza that I have called the "parachute plan." Crucial details, such as what happens the day after in Gaza and who will govern it, have not been addressed by this plan. One of the most notable omissions from the plan,…

The ‘Parachute’ Plan

US President Joe Biden announced a three-stage peace plan for a ceasefire in Gaza, and said it was an Israeli plan. However, there is something unclear about the proposal, its timing, and the method of presenting it. President Biden said that the plan is Israeli, and Netanyahu’s office says…

Do Not Undermine Egypt 

I honestly don’t remember how many times I had written here warning about plots against Egypt - whether before or after the falsely named “Arab Spring” - because no matter how big or small the development, campaigns are always in place to undermine the country and its stability. Today, after the…

Will Justice Deter Israel?

Will the International Court of Justice’s decision prevent or deter Israel from continuing its war in Gaza? The answer is no! True, the Court made an important decision when it ordered Israel to halt military operations in Rafah “immediately,” and to keep the Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt…

Criminals… but!

Arab media outlets and social media space were confused over how to react after the International Criminal Court Prosecutor requested arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar, and other officials. This confusion was not limited to the…