Opinion

Making Haia more effective

2016-02-15 03:00
On Sept. 8, 2014 I wrote an article titled “Defining the role of Haia is a must” for Arab News. Once again I would like to lay emphasis on the need for redefining Haia’s role and remodeling the organi...

The idea of monitoring happiness

2016-02-15 03:00
Money cannot buy happiness. All of us must have heard this phrase many times in our lives. But for the first time, somebody is trying to translate this fact into reality. That person is none other tha...

It is a blessing in disguise

2016-02-15 03:00
Given the plummeting oil prices and the government’s efforts to implement its program to reduce the deficit in the fiscal budget, it comes as no surprise that the generous King Abdullah Scholarship Pr...

Time to modernize virtue commission

2016-02-15 03:00
Saudi Arabia is unique among the Muslim countries in what is called the religious police who are entrusted with the task of maintaining morality in accordance with the teachings of Qur’an. This depart...

A weak deal on Syria

2016-02-15 03:00
A truce reached at the Munich Security Conference last week requires halting the fight in blood-soaked Syria within a week. We have yet to see whether or not the commitment to a political solution is...

Janadriyah — bridging the gap

2016-02-15 03:00
Some people expected the Janadriyah festival to come to an end. However, it has gained too popular in the country to meet such a fate.Why is Janadriyah festival important? It is important because it i...

The revolution that wasn’t

2016-02-15 03:00
At this time every year I am bombarded by demands from the media across the globe to take part in programs on the anniversary of the 1979 Khomeinist revolution in Iran.Since I cannot hide my feelings,...

The third space race

2016-02-15 03:00
With China, Russia, and the United States fine-tuning anti-satellite (ASAT) warfare capabilities, the third round of competition to “seize the high ground” of space is well underway. This round is dis...

Libya — in search of peace

2016-02-15 03:00
When former US Secretary of State Colin Powell used his years of military experience to forewarn President George W. Bush on the dangers of meddling in Iraq in 2002, did anybody realize that the adver...

Humanitarian war to end hostilities

2016-02-15 03:00
In the aftermath of the anti-Daesh coalition summit in Munich where the members seriously discussed options to take the fight deep into the terrorist camp, the message is clear. It might have to be do...

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