Columns







Learning nothing from Ramadan

Before the advent of Ramadan every year, we read various reports doing the rounds in the media showing the number of hours that Muslims around the world would observe fasting in 24 hours.



Living with the ghost of unemployment

Most of the reports issued by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and formal local organizations in the Kingdom show a disturbing trend in the country.



It’s no laughing matter

Sometimes the best way to highlight one’s shortcomings is to use humor.



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: A tightrope walk

We have just finished the first 10 days of Ramadan. Surprisingly, against all our expectations these days went very smoothly.



The ailing health sector

Beyond any shadow of doubt, the Saudi government is making all-out efforts to improve the standard of living in the Kingdom.



Obama should tread carefully

As the June 30 deadline is fast approaching, the P5+1 great powers are weighing in if they could finally hammer out a deal with Iran that would open its nuclear program to strict international inspect

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