Opinion

History may well judge Russia’s leaders harshly

2014-04-16 03:00
Does history repeat itself? Are we seeing the signs of a new Cold War developing from the polarization between the US and Russia, the heir of the collapsed Soviet Union?The late English writer Aldous...

Drug trafficking: Nip the evil in the bud

2014-04-16 03:00
Every now and then we read reports about security officials thwarting attempts to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom. The trend shows that these substances are in demand here. The big question is: Wha...

Basics about MERS in the Kingdom

2014-04-16 03:00
1. MERS: First detected in 2012, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a deadly respiratory illness and is caused by a coronavirus and hence called MERS-CoV too. It has 60% death rate. 2. Coronavi...

Elections in Arab world not always a good thing

2014-04-16 03:00
Someone who is not familiar with the Arab world would be excused if he believed that democracy is thriving in this part of the globe. Elections are due to take place in Algeria, Iraq and Egypt. The Le...

Watching the CAR crash

2014-04-16 03:00
The irony is hard to ignore. The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, stopped over recently in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), on his way to a 20th-anniversary com...

Protecting Pakistan at the cost of civil liberty

2014-04-16 03:00
In a recently held heated National Assembly session, the government of Pakistan was able to successfully promulgate the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO). There was plenty of drama, with the opposit...

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