Modi sells a dream

With the presentation of its maiden rail budget on Tuesday, the barely 45-day-old government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a sneak peek into its economic vision — a mix of selling dreams t

Pakistan at a crossroads

Despite the passage of over six decades since its emergence on the world map, Pakistan still finds itself at a crossroads. We still remain undecided over the basic principles.

Why terrorists target Saudi Arabia

The recent terror attack on the Yemeni-Saudi border has highlighted yet again that the country is a target because of its powerful economy and strategic position in the Middle East, but also that terr

Food wastage debate hots up

The problem of food wastage in Ramadan has again surfaced in Saudi Arabia.

West Africa’s misguided war on drugs

A recent estimate by the United Kingdom’s Office for National Statistics that the market for illegal drugs adds $7.6 billion annually to the country’s economy gives a sense of the astonishing scale of

Kuwait: Past and present

One of the members of the GCC, Kuwait is smaller than the size of New Jersey, US.

Abbas bungles yet another opportunity

It is difficult to understand the strategy of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, if he has any, following the brutal murder of an Arab youth in occupied Jerusalem last week, apparently by a group of

Australia’s war against boats

On Monday, the High Court of Australia granted a temporary injunction against the transfer of 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers to that country’s authorities after a boat conveying them from India was int

The right way to leave

One of the very common realizations in expats’ lives is centered on figuring out that the grass is not that green on the other side of the fence.

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