Early closure of shops: Opening a Pandora’s box

The recent announcement that a government high commission has completed the creation of new regulations that would restrict most retailers in the Kingdom to the opening hours of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Why aviation security cannot be fail-safe

There is no such thing as fail-safe security at airports. Despite the best of efforts and the use of technology an assault on an airport or an aircraft is very easy.

Expatriates rule the roost

SR 160 billion worth market is sold to non-Saudis. The retail business is run and owned by expats who are in most cases not qualified to run.

Saudi Press Roundup

ISIL promoting utopia(Asharq Al-Awsat)

New Delhi’s Iraq problem

Iraq seems to be falling apart, with the rapid advance of the militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) threatening to lead to the country’s division into Shiite, Sunni, and Kurdish entitie

Federalism: A path Turkey must avoid

Turkish people are all set to directly vote for a president for the first time ever. The public will be asked who should head the republic.

Broken wings and shattered dreams

It happens to the best of us. We are derailed from what we are doing and the light at the end of the tunnel becomes a train bearing down upon us.

Pakistan’s war at home

Last month, after years of indecision, Pakistan’s military launched a military operation in North Waziristan aimed at eliminating terrorist bases and ending the region’s lawlessness.

A reluctant global policeman

In the present context, the question uppermost in the mind is whether US President Barack Obama had factored in the possibility of things going wrong when he decided to order the troops back home.

Obama charm falters

Does the US President make the media spin or does the media make the prez hop to its tune?

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