Opinion



Playing a restrictive role

It was the moment many had been waiting for. On Jan. 2, Palestine’s United Nations envoy Riyad Mansour formally requested membership at the International Criminal Court (ICC).



The big, fat NRI get-together

There are five good reasons why I am not going to the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrations in Gandhinagar starting in 48 hours.



Benefiting from the US’ weakness

Oh what a tangled web the Arab country, considered to be the Cradle of Civilization, has become! When George W.



Hoping for the best

Foreign missions in the Iraqi capital are still under threat yet the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decided to send a technical team to choose a new location for its embassy, which closed its doors 24 ye



Resolving not to resolve anything

A new year heralds the start of a new chapter, a clean slate, and a blank calendar. Acquaintances will likely ask you about your New Year’s resolution.



‘PK’: A Muslim perspective

To create a film that brazenly lampoons blind faith in a country known for religious sensitivities is nothing short of bravery.



Planning for the future wisely

I graduated from the higher secondary in 1974 from the only high school in Al-Ahsa back then. It had around 10 classrooms with 20 students enrolled in each class.



Great leaders are made, not born

Charismatic character, ability to persuade the hearts and minds of an audience during a public speech could be some traits that distinguish a leader, but they are not everything.



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: When the going gets tough

First of all, I would like to wish all the readers a very happy New Year and pray that the year 2015 will be full of blessings and success for everyone.



Djibouti: GCC’s strategic link to Africa

I write this week from Djibouti, a country small in area (23,000 sq. kilometers) and population (900,000), limited in its resources, but holds gigantic strategic significance.

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