Opinion



Effects of negative media portrayal

Youth problem — there is no denying the fact that this term is commonly used in all the countries of the world. This problem is multi-dimensional.



People with disabilities and social integration

In the building where my office is situated, there is a young man who inspires me — every time I see him leaving his car in the morning, hanging out with his friends during breaks, or going home at th



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Convenience of owning a car

It has been nearly five months since I acquired my driving license. I felt like sharing my feelings with my readers at the risk of being declared repetitive.



Is there no one to do him any reverence?

He worked. He fell ill. He died. In Saudi Arabia. Two days ago.



Challenges facing the anti-IS coalition

Last Thursday (Sept.11), Jeddah hosted a key meeting to form a strategy to confront the terrorist group known as the Islamic State (IS) or the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).



Why Ebola is cornered

They truly had the heart to find a cure for Ebola. An existing drug for heart disease could be the cure for this dreaded current leader in the epidemic stakes.



Give democracy a chance in Pakistan

The nascent democracy of Pakistan treads on thin ice — the political scenario remains bleak and political parties continue to try to reach a common ground both inside and outside the Parliament.



Nip the evil in the bud

Terrorism — the very act that helps to ratchet up fear levels and justifies extra-constitutional illegalities committed by states has virtually made every citizen a malfeasor in the eyes of security a



Crisis looms in Afghanistan

The announcement Friday of Election Commission Chairman Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani that the audit on the votes in the runoff presidential polls has been completed and that the final results would be announ



Scottish vote’s ripple effect

Come Thursday morning, 4.1 million Scots, including 124, 000 new electorate teenagers, are expected to decide the future not only of Scotland as an independent state or to stay within the Union Jack,

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