Cycle of violence

An American journalist’s killing by the IS militants in Iraq is disgraceful and deplorable. It is being condemned, and rightly so, by the international media.

Low-cost Haj

Welcome Haj 2014, and welcome Haj Minister Bandar Hajjar’s decision to provide space for low-cost pilgrimage. (Haj: 50% tent capacity for ‘low-cost pilgrims,’ Aug. 22)

Grand mufti’s timely observation

We welcome Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh’s firm declaration that terrorism has no place in Islam (Aug. 20).

What’s Islamic State?

This refers to “IS opens new anti-US front with journalist’s beheading.” (Aug. 21)

Role of new media

Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi has raised a pertinent issue as regards journalists’ “lack of ability at using modern new media tools to their advantage and their refusal to alter their narrative despite fre

Sri Lankan Muslims

The civil war in Sri Lanka waged for 26 years by Tamils under the aegis of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, popularly known as LTTE.

Well done, Jayawardene!

Sri Lanka won the second and final test against Pakistan, as an emotional Mahela Jayawardene ended his glittering, 17-year Test career. (“Emotional Jayawardene ends Test career on a high” Aug. 18)

Missing baggage

It is worrying to read the rising incidents of baggage theft at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo. “Baggage theft at Colombo airport alarms expats,” (Aug. 18)

Energy leadership

Khalil Hanware’s column, ‘Ripple Effect,’ is a weekly treat. The Aug. 19 article, “Future of Saudi petroleum sector,” is a wonderful analysis of the possibilities in the energy sector.

Saudi-Bahrain causeway rush

The government of Saudi Arabia is planning to start a ‘one-window’ system in the causeway. (“SR168m deal to run Causeway” Aug. 18)

Events & Exhibitions

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