Opinion

Child soldiers of Iraq, Yemen

2015-09-01 03:00
International law forbids recruitment of children. This prohibition is found in Protocols I and II of the Geneva Conventions, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and other international agreemen...

Palestine’s leadership crisis

2015-09-01 03:00
The crisis of leadership throughout Palestinian history did not start with Mahmoud Abbas and will, regrettably, be unlikely to end with his departure. Abbas’ unforeseen announcement on Aug. 27 that h...

So much for ‘red lines’

2015-09-01 03:00
Last Friday marked the second anniversary of the chemical weapons attacks perpetrated by the Syrian regime against the towns and villages of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.That day, according to reliabl...

A colder war in Arctic

2015-09-01 03:00
President Barack Obama should be applauded for gathering world leaders in Anchorage this week for a US-led conference on “Global Leadership in the Arctic.” Yet the summit’s limited focus on climate ch...

Need for OFW-friendly policies

2015-09-01 03:00
Compassion, like hope, cannot be manufactured. A person either has compassion or none at all. The lack of it is defined by compassion’s antonym: Indifference. A stronger antonym would be merciless. Wh...

From Dhahran to Las Vegas

2015-08-31 03:00
Before I write about what happened in Las Vegas, let me first tell you about Dhahran Toastmasters. A few months ago, Saleh Alghamdi, a member of Dhahran Toastmasters, invited me to attend one of their...

Diversifying economy for sustainable progress

2015-08-31 03:00
Whenever the oil market stumbles, blood freezes in the veins of the Saudi economy. After all, oil accounts for more than 90 percent of our country’s revenue. It is just scary to realize that in April...

Caring for people with special needs

2015-08-31 03:00
A dear friend of mine has a disability that often requires that she use a wheelchair to get around. Although she can walk, traveling long distances can be difficult and assistance, especially when fly...

Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Hard work pays off

2015-08-31 03:00
After fours years of hard work and after having experienced various ups and downs and sleepless night, I am almost through with my Ph.D. I have passed my viva voce with minor corrections or modificati...

Local election to break stereotypes

2015-08-31 03:00
The historic decision we are about to celebrate soon has saved us tens of years of effort and money to take Saudi Arabia to the highest ranks among the comity of nations.The decision of allowing women...

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