Opinion



Child soldiers of Iraq, Yemen

International law forbids recruitment of children.



Palestine’s leadership crisis

The crisis of leadership throughout Palestinian history did not start with Mahmoud Abbas and will, regrettably, be unlikely to end with his departure.



So much for ‘red lines’

Last Friday marked the second anniversary of the chemical weapons attacks perpetrated by the Syrian regime against the towns and villages of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.



A colder war in Arctic

President Barack Obama should be applauded for gathering world leaders in Anchorage this week for a US-led conference on “Global Leadership in the Arctic.”



Need for OFW-friendly policies

Compassion, like hope, cannot be manufactured. A person either has compassion or none at all. The lack of it is defined by compassion’s antonym: Indifference. A stronger antonym would be merciless.



From Dhahran to Las Vegas

Before I write about what happened in Las Vegas, let me first tell you about Dhahran Toastmasters.



Diversifying economy for sustainable progress

Whenever the oil market stumbles, blood freezes in the veins of the Saudi economy. After all, oil accounts for more than 90 percent of our country’s revenue.



Local election to break stereotypes

The historic decision we are about to celebrate soon has saved us tens of years of effort and money to take Saudi Arabia to the highest ranks among the comity of nations.



The future is old

The aging of our societies is one of the greatest success stories of the 20th century. More than three decades have been added to the lives of hundreds of millions of people over the last 100 years.



Justice done to death

Six years late, the unpublished report of the Chilcot Inquiry into British involvement in the Iraq war is a growing national scandal.

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