Opinion



Rising trend of Saudi women marrying foreigners

Saudi shabab! Listen up! If you’re looking for a Saudi wife, you have some stiff competition. Saudi women are finding that the best route for a successful marriage is to marry a foreigner.



The 3S to know at workplace

Last week, there was an article in the New York Times by an Italian writer who was asked to explain Americans to a group of factory workers in the south of Italy.



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Oops! I was so wrong

For the past several months, my son had been pestering me to throw a party to celebrate his birthday.



The writing on the wall

It was obvious from the get go that the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) would always seek to reignite the conflict between the disgruntled Sunni minority and the Shiite-dominated



Unity govt in Iraq is the only way out

I write this week from Washington, where debate is heating up about Iraq in light of the advances made by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during the week.



Revamping media code of conduct

When former President Pervez Musharraf liberalized state policy regarding media in early 2000s, several new private channels mushroomed on the landscape.



Time is ripe to revamp Non-Aligned Movement

Saudi Arabia has demanded a comprehensive reassessment of the efficacy of Non-Aligned Movement’s (NAM) global peace initiatives.



After Syria, ISIL plans Iraq dismemberment

In early 2012, the then developments in Syria were the talk of the town. All the analyzes revolved around the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Al-Nusra Front.



Rapes or honor killings?

There is more to this case than you know, Abhinav smiles slyly as he stuffs a samosa into his mouth.



Saudis dancing in Ibirapuera

I never thought I’d see Saudis dancing at Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo, the business center and largest city in Brazil, but that’s exactly what I witnessed last Sunday.

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