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

Jordan…and the Alternative Front

The organized and systematic campaigns to create chaos in Jordan, under the guise of demands to defend Gaza, have been intensifying since last week. These campaigns, which are clearly visible on social media, remind us of what was mendaciously called the "Arab Spring." Regional figures and online…

Washington and the ‘Grey Area’

Since Joe Biden began his term as president, his administration's only strategy for the Middle East has been not to have a clear strategy. While it was said that its strategy was to withdraw from the region, it has no clear strategy for doing so, and the proof is the manner in which the US pulled…

The President is the Last to Know!

Former Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed former US President Donald Trump's claim that the Iranians had given prior warning to Washington before launching its attack on Ain al-Assad (a US base in Anbar, west of Baghdad) in retaliation for the killing of Qasem Soleimani in 2020…

Hamas’s Delusion

The intra-Palestinian "struggle" between the Palestinian Authority or Fatah and Hamas has resurfaced. It is a real "struggle" that only ever disappeared in the delusional minds of dreamers. I say "struggle" because it is an existential threat to the struggle for the Palestinian cause itself. …

Biden and The Houthi Quagmire

The Biden administration has been hit with a wave of criticism following the secret meeting between the Americans and Iranians in Oman, where they discussed the Houthi escalation in the Red Sea. Much of the criticism, which has focused on its lax approach to the Iranians, is justified. This has…

Ramadan and Selling Illusions

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made this appeal on X: “Today marks the start of Ramadan, yet the bloodshed continues in Gaza. My appeal is to honor the spirit of the holy month by silencing the guns & removing all obstacles to the delivery of lifesaving aid. I also repeat my call…

Iraq, Lebanon, and the 'Fraudulent Diplomas'

Yesterday, our newspaper published an important investigative report on a case that has been making the rounds for two years and continues to resurface from time to time. Our reporters have shown that fraudulent diplomas are being issued to the benefit of members and affiliates of Shiite Iraqi…

Gaza… Destruction For Destruction

Anyone who believes the actions of the militias in our region, which see themselves as part of the "Axis of Resistance," constitute “resistance,” or defense of Gaza - be it in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria, or even Iraq - is deluded. Indeed, these Iranian militias are not defending Gaza in as much as they…

Hamas Has Become “Hamases”

There is now talk of the Palestinian cabinet reshuffle being part of the effort to prepare for its governance of Gaza following the war, which President Biden - while eating ice cream - said is nearing its end as negotiations for a ceasefire intensify. Despite everything being reported in the…

The 'Next Day' Region

Anyone following up on the news in our region will find a noticeable recurrence of the expression, “the next day.” For example, since the beginning of war in Gaza, the Palestinians, including Fatah and Hamas, as well as Israelis, Arabs, the United States, and European countries have been repeatedly…