Editorial: MERS — no need to panic

Though there can be no ignoring the misery and heartache of the friends and families of its victims, the number of people in the Kingdom known to have died from the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome re

Editorial: Give Islamic finance a chance

In the wake of the 2008 financial melt-down, bankers and regulators appeared to start talking seriously about adopting the more stable and transparent principles of Islamic finance, as opposed to the

Editorial: Bakers need to use their loaf

Is the planned automation of Jeddah’s bakeries within the next two years really a good idea? A food official has said that the move is to improve hygiene.

Editorial: Iranian move: An affront to US

The Obama administration has been quietly pleased with itself that talking gently to the fresh face in the Iranian presidency, has led what it sees as real progress in taming Tehran’s nuclear weapon

Editorial: Nepotism main cause of wrongdoing

A recent academic study suggests that nepotism is the main cause of wrongdoing in Saudi business and the civil service.

Editorial: America needs to do more

There can be no downplaying the importance of the visit of President Barack Obama who will hold talks with Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah today.

Editorial: Core principles shine through difficult summit

The two-day Arab League summit in Kuwait was held at a time of rising challenges throughout the Arab world.

Editorial: Focusing on Saudi youth

Growth through youth,” the key note of this week’s 14th Jeddah Economic Forum is in one respect a platitude. A country’s young people are its future.

Editorial: Iraq’s phoney election

In just over a month’s time, Iraqis are due to go to the polls to elect a new government. The vote should be postponed.

Editorial: Putin — rash or wrong?

The tensions in the Crimean peninsular show no sign of easing as Sunday’s Moscow-backed referendum on independence from the Ukraine looms.

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