Opinion



Tips for Saudis abroad

The recent killing of young Saudi student Abdullah Alkadi is a grim reminder that we live in a dangerous world, whether it is here in Saudi Arabia or abroad.



Belated death of a British illusion

The “recognition” of a Palestinian state by the UK Parliament on Oct .13 has been scorned as gesture politics.



Impact of Ukraine’s vote on the future of Europe

When Ukraine’s voters go to the polls on Oct. 26, not only the fate of their country will be at stake; so will the future of a significant part of Europe.



India in grip of Modi wave

Is Modi wave still sweeping India, five months after Modi single-handedly swept his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a decisive victory like no other BJP leader had done it ever before?



The youth factor in Pakistan

Youth factor is a relatively new phenomenon in Pakistan’s politics.



Silence of intellectuals and emergence of IS

The rapid rise of the so-called Islamic State has exposed clear fault-lines in the Arab world, not least the failure of Arab intellectuals to stand up and be counted in the face of autocracy and fasci



Indoor Winter Olympics!

Hosting a sports event is considered a major achievement of any country especially if it belongs to the Third World.



How Iran will benefit from regional unrest

Iran could emerge as a winner from the open-ended war on the self-ascribed Islamic State (IS), which has shifted attention from Tehran’s attempt to expand its sphere of influence and improve its posit



The Turkish conundrum

Turkey's decision, announced on Monday, to permit Kurdish fighters to percolate across its border with Syria to aid the defense of Kobani against the Islamic State (IS) came as something of a surprise



Brazil’s institutional limbo

International investors are watching closely as Brazilians prepare to vote in the second round of the presidential election on Oct. 26.

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