Opinion

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...

The future is old

2015-08-31 03:00
The aging of our societies is one of the greatest success stories of the 20th century. More than three decades have been added to the lives of hundreds of millions of people over the last 100 years. T...

Justice done to death

2015-08-31 03:00
Six years late, the unpublished report of the Chilcot Inquiry into British involvement in the Iraq war is a growing national scandal. Now UK Prime Minister David Cameron is insisting that the inquiry’...

Ousting Assad must to defeat Daesh

2015-08-31 03:00
The United States has once again reaffirmed its position with regard to the Syrian conflict. In a statement following his talks on Friday in Moscow over how to end the Syrian crisis, US Special Envoy...

Lankans vote for stability

2015-08-31 03:00
As former president and prime ministerial candidate of the opposition UPF Alliance, Mahinda Rajapaksa conceded defeat after a closely-fought parliamentary election in Sri Lanka, the Indian strategic s...

Warning system for financial tsunamis

2015-08-30 03:00
Recent market volatility — in emerging and developed economies alike — is showing once again how badly ratings agencies and investors can err in assessing countries’ economic and financial vulnerabili...

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