The other day in this cab came to a halt near where I was standing and four men got out. Each one of them was on a mobile phone and the ludicrousness of it would have made for a great photograph.
A new study by the World Economic Forum came up with some interesting facts about Arab and Muslim women, particularly Saudis, in education and the workplace.
During one of my driving lessons, I, along with my instructor, was driving on a very busy street and was focusing on the traffic light, which was green as our car was approaching it.
A few years ago, a young man in Australia who goes by the pseudonym Juan Mann (pronounced “one man,” to convey the idea of everyman, or that he is just “one man” wanting to make a difference)
A few days ago, my Twitter feed went ablaze with news about a Saudi girl who won a mental arithmetic competition in Malaysia.
I write this week from Cairo, where the Egypt-Gulf Investment Forum was held to discuss investment opportunities in Egypt.
State election results have taken Tarun Tejpal off prime time shows and the front pages. This is something of a relief.
I had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela in an elevator in Cape Town when a Gulf daily sent me to South Africa to track the changeover from the apartheid era to a more equal one in racial terms.&
Referring to foreigners, a Saudi journalist recently wrote an article for a leading Arabic newspaper titled “Why do they hate us?,” in which she put the onus on the local population.
We have become so complacent about news of daily sectarian violence in Iraq that now instead of expressing shock we stifle a yawn.
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