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The pain of displacement

Whenever the word “refugee” is uttered, I think of my mother.



Netanyahu upsets allies

ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a tough cookie. For him, making enemies is as routine as eating a sandwich.



A balancing act

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has trumpeted a new era of friendship with US President Barack Obama but experts say the Indian premier will be careful not to alienate traditional ally Russia or g



Consequences of antibiotic abuse

When I was a medical student in the mid-1980s, I contracted malaria in Papua New Guinea. It was a miserable experience. My head ached. My temperature soared. I became anemic.



Salman: Experienced leader at the helm

Only a few hours of assuming the throne, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman demonstrated the depth of his leadership, vision and his ability to make the right decisions.



Another smooth transition

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman ascended to the throne on Jan. 23. His assignment came in smooth transition following the demise of King Abdullah. King Salman is not new to world.



Kingdom continues to be in safe hands

There is no question that King Abdullah left big shoes to fill, but at the same time there is little doubt among Saudis that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman is the best man to fill those



We may be sad but are very optimistic

When death speaks, everything comes to a halting silence. King Abdullah’s death is a great loss to the country.



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Death of great men

It has been indeed a very sad week for Saudis, as we lost a father figure who encouraged us to dream big and made all-out efforts to ensure that we realize those dreams.



King Abdullah’s legacies

King Abdullah passed away on Jan. 23. He was a great world leader who transformed Saudi Arabia in many profound ways.

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