The Italian pirate in Saudi desert

2014-10-20 03:00
Last few weeks saw oil prices nosedive in such a manner that had left many economic analysts baffled. During the same period, this writer also wrote on the unusual decline in the oil prices. In respon...

Proper planning and impact of time factor

2014-10-20 03:00
Proper planning plays a crucial role in the success of any development project and ultimately in the progress of a country.Practicality and flexibility do not bind proper planning to any period of tim...

Fear is mankind’s biggest enemy

2014-10-20 03:00
Few months ago, when the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus was the talk of the Kingdom, Jeddah in particular, a kid in my son’s school was reported sick. The news did not take long to spre...

Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Staying safe abroad

2014-10-20 03:00
During the past few weeks, we were all following the developments in the case of the Saudi student, Abdullah Alkadi, who went missing in the United States. According to initial police investigation, h...

GCC and Australia set to explore new horizons

2014-10-20 03:00
I write this week from Melbourne, Australia, where the first ever GCC-Australia Trade and Investment Forum was held. The forum is part of a wide-ranging strategic dialogue between the two sides that s...

Root of all problems

2014-10-20 03:00
Whether the perpetuation of the Arab-Israeli conflict destabilizes the Middle East is an unresolved debate in the West. There is a school of thought that links instability in the region to the persist...

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