Opinion

Heavy reliance on Saher system

2016-02-08 03:00
Two reports that I came across recently left me confused or should I say sad. According to one report quoting the traffic department, the number of road accidents and fatalities has substantially decr...

Make hay while the sun shines

2016-02-08 03:00
Off the shores of Dubai, as the whole world knows, lie archipelagos of artificial islands — in the form of a palm, in the form of the entire world. The azure seas lap against wonders, and for a time,...

Prevention is better than cure

2016-02-08 03:00
At a time when the world, particularly Saudi Arabia, was busy fighting MERS, reports about the emergence of another dangerous virus is doing the rounds. The name of this new threat is Zika.It is not a...

The art of diplomacy

2016-02-08 03:00
Since assuming the post as the foreign minister, Adel Al-Jubeir has proved that he is the right man for the job. He was entrusted with this task at a critical time after the demise of Prince Saud Al-F...

Iran chasing a mirage

2016-02-08 03:00
Foreign officials dealing with Iran since the mullahs seized power have often wondered who is really in charge in Tehran. Chris Patten, a British politician who served as the European Union’s foreign...

Privatization of education sector

2016-02-08 03:00
The Saudi government’s recent announcement that it plans to privatize its education system offers some tantalizing possibilities for Saudi citizens, but it also poses far more questions than answers o...

‘Brexit’ and the destiny of Europe

2016-02-08 03:00
The upshot of the November 2016 US presidential election matters to the whole world but the looming UK referendum on British membership of the European Union is also an event with international signif...

No end in sight

2016-02-08 03:00
Amid the growing humanitarian crisis in the north of Syria — caused mainly by the continuous airstrikes against civilians — the third round of Geneva peace talks between the opposition and the Syrian...

New emerging alliances in ME

2016-02-08 03:00
Has China stolen a march over India by unveiling a new Middle East strategy, which provides an alternative vision of strategic partnership amid rising volatility in West Asia? After years of hands-off...

Nip the evil in the bud

2016-02-07 03:00
Brig. Gen, Ahmed Al-Assiri, official spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, has made an interesting statement about Riyadh’s readiness to send ground troops to Syria. This raises a lot of que...

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