Opinion

Exploiting local health sector’s full potential

2015-04-27 03:00
About a month ago, I was at King Fahd International Airport to bid farewell to my sister who was being transferred from Saudi Aramco hospital to one of the best hospitals in the world, John Hopkins Ho...

Effectively gauging happiness of a country

2015-04-27 03:00
How can you tell if your country is a happy place? The country’s economical health might be the first factor that comes to one’s mind. As long as the country is making money, increasing its GDP, then...

Why don’t Saudis mix with others?

2015-04-27 03:00
Anymore who has been to Saudi Arabia will probably notice this: Compared to some other people, Saudis are aloof. Not all: Some are exceptionally outgoing. But in general, it appears we are withdrawn,...

Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Developing empathy

2015-04-27 03:00
The spring season is back in the United Kingdom. This season is beyond amazing. It is that time of year when we see withered trees silently coming back to life. The gradual transformation is something...

No prescription, no drugs

2015-04-27 03:00
Saudis have a tendency to visit pharmacists more than their own doctors because of the convenience. As of 2013, the doctor-to-patient ratio was one physician for about every 400 patients. In the Makka...

Iran’s dirty tactics not likely to work

2015-04-27 03:00
The most recent Iranian attempts to supply weapons to the Houthis in Yemen have been foiled. Fearing the reactions of the United States or the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, the flotilla of the nine Iran...

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