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Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Going under the knife

After the painstaking phase of research, comes yet another tough task i.e. putting the fact and figures in a proper perspective or in other words, writing.



Hanging in the balance

With Britain joining the international coalition designed to help roll back the considerable threat posed by the Islamic State (IS), it is possible to say that the anti-IS coalition has become strong.



Pakistan losing competitive edge

A recently released World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) ranks Pakistan at 129 out of 144 economies around the world.



Indo-China ties: Modi walks a tightrope

Many in India, including Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, was upbeat about Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden official trip to the country, as it was expected to bring a “directional change in



Shift in US public discourse on ME

The notion may be difficult to imagine, but yes, the public discourse in the US is discernibly shifting the ground from under the very feet of those who continue to promote the conventional thesis tha



Unnecessary brouhaha over Modi’s US visit

The unmitigated arrogance of the returning NRI and instant coffee observations begin at the airport.



Turkey now joins the game

The Muslim Brotherhood had earlier adopted the Turkish position opposing any involvement in the international efforts against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq.



Yemen cries for help

If you regularly watch television or read newspapers for news of the Middle East, you would most probably never see or read much about Yemen.



Saudi Press Roundup

The courage of Saudi pilots



Preparing for oil market fluctuations

The recent country report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was upbeat about the Kingdom’s economy pointing out that the main risk facing this economy is the fluctuation of the global oil mar

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