Opinion

National unity under attack

2015-05-27 03:00
The suicide bombing inside a mosque in Qatif on Friday, the first such attack in the Kingdom, which saw several people killed and 100 injured, has shocked the nation and again raised questions about t...

Adrift in a sea of hopelessness

2015-05-27 03:00
There are inevitable differences as well as inescapable similarities between the refugee crises that have lately been brewing simultaneously in the unforgiving waters off southern Europe and Southeast...

Filling the political vacuum

2015-05-27 03:00
The so-called Islamic State (IS) is witnessing a rebirth at a time when it should be diminishing or disintegrating. After months of relentless US-led airstrikes against its positions in Syria and Iraq...

Lebanon under siege

2015-05-27 03:00
A full year has passed since Lebanon’s presidency became vacant. Failure to elect a president does not happen in a country that claims to be sovereign and independent. It is also unknown in a system d...

Too costly to ignore

2015-05-27 00:42
Governments often see climate change as too costly to address. In fact, it is too costly to ignore. That is why the World Health Organization (WHO), for example, has linked the prevention of disastrou...

The French initiative

2015-05-27 03:00
Of all contemporary conflicts, the Israeli–Palestinian one is probably the most enduring and resistant to any resolution attempt. The conflict, more than a century old, started well before WWI and wei...

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