Intimidation tactics harm religious dialogue

Some weeks ago there was a guy who took great pains to give me an online lecture about my religion. He alternately fretted and chastised me over my apparent lack of knowledge of the facts.

Saudi-British relations: A personal touch

When I got an invitation to attend a social function at the British Trade Office in Alkhobar, I remembered the first time I was invited to attend an event at their compound about 10 years ago.

GCC-Russia dialogue and the lost opportunities

On Saturday (Feb. 22) the UN Security Council passed a milestone resolution dealing with the humanitarian situation in Syria.

Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: All about funny stereotypes

WOW you are from Saudi Arabia, is it true that you cannot drive? Wow you are Saudi, is it true that your male guardian is controlling your life? You are Saudi?

Harassment of women at workplace is endemic

When the Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 was passed by Pakistan’s Parliament, it was hailed as a landmark achievement to promote and protect interests of women.

‘Moderate’ Taleban peace bid fraught with danger

Faced with the prospect of unending war in Afghanistan, a moderate faction of the Taleban is pushing hard for a new peace dialogue in a move fraught with danger but openly welcomed by Kabul.

When your get up and go has got up and gone

You know they don’t want you anymore when:Your name is no longer on the list of those invited to the Company strategy meetings.

Man vs. woman: The ‘smart’ battle

The battle is an ongoing one. Social media is nourishing it and communication apps (e.g. WhatsApp) are ‘grouping’ millions of fans.

A very balanced article

Aijaz Zaka Syed in his column “Under siege in Pakistan” has touched upon the issue, which I have been pondering for a long time.


Saher the lost hope

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