Challenges facing the anti-IS coalition

Last Thursday (Sept.11), Jeddah hosted a key meeting to form a strategy to confront the terrorist group known as the Islamic State (IS) or the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Why Ebola is cornered

They truly had the heart to find a cure for Ebola. An existing drug for heart disease could be the cure for this dreaded current leader in the epidemic stakes.

Give democracy a chance in Pakistan

The nascent democracy of Pakistan treads on thin ice — the political scenario remains bleak and political parties continue to try to reach a common ground both inside and outside the Parliament.

Nip the evil in the bud

Terrorism — the very act that helps to ratchet up fear levels and justifies extra-constitutional illegalities committed by states has virtually made every citizen a malfeasor in the eyes of security a

Crisis looms in Afghanistan

The announcement Friday of Election Commission Chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani that the audit on the votes in the runoff presidential polls has been completed and that the final results would be announ

Scottish vote’s ripple effect

Come Thursday morning, 4.1 million Scots, including 124, 000 new electorate teenagers, are expected to decide the future not only of Scotland as an independent state or to stay within the Union Jack,

Saudi Press Roundup

The menace of drugs

A far-fetched idea

There is nothing surprising about an Al-Qaeda leader’s statement about opening “a branch” of his militant group in India being described as “just crazy” by Peter Bergen, an American expert on counter-

Can the US sustain its fight against IS?

By all accounts, I should have been overjoyed that the United States had finally decided this week to expand its fight against the terrorists of the Islamic State group from Iraq to Syria.

Change lifestyle to save earth

Scientists are unanimous in warning us that unless we very rapidly reduce CO2 emissions, we risk passing a tipping point beyond which we will be powerless to prevent uncontrollable global warming.

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