Women in workplace

Hiring expatriates to do work that can perfectly well undertaken by Saudis is a waste of money. Much of the cash is remitted to other countries. It is also a waste of opportunity.

A disturbing phenomenon

Young Saudis, studying abroad are increasingly becoming apparent victims of Islamophobia.

The scandal of crowded classes

Education has for some while been one of the largest items in the Kingdom’s annual budgets.

Begging is nothing but moral blackmail

GIVING money to beggars in the street seems an easy way to do something nice. Pull out a few coins or a low denomination note and put it in the open hand. A mumbled blessing may come your way.

Haj is a time for unity

The Ummah is brought together at the holy sites.

Fighting forces of darkness

Saudi warplanes were part of the first international mission to attack the so-called Islamic State militants in their Syrian bases.

Commercial genius of Saudi SMEs

Despite the presence of world-class companies in sectors such as construction, engineering, petrochemicals, banking and finance, business in Saudi Arabia is still dominated by Small and Medium-Sized E

Haj — all systems go

As the Haj season approaches, the sense of anticipation and excitement is almost tangible.

Low-cost Haj program

Families of very limited means spend many years saving to take part in Haj. Two important new initiatives from the Ministry of Haj this year go a long way to supporting these people.

Editorial: Unity needed to fight terrorism

Friday 29 August 2014
There are many steps that can and must be taken in the face of global terrorism. But one step above all is absolutely crucial.
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