Opinion



Astronaut Sultan bin Salman: 30 years ago

Wow…was it really 30 years ago? Yes, it was 30 years ago when Saudi astronaut Prince Sultan bin Salman covered a distance of about 3 million miles in 7 days, I hour, 38 minutes and 52 seconds.



Every citizen is a soldier

Once again, the forces of evil committed another crime in the house of God in Asir.



Let us change for the better

I watched a play the other day, yes, here in Jeddah, and it felt good and refreshing. It was a kids’ play and my two sons enjoyed it to the last.



Misperception about Saudi women

A misperception generated by the western media and endorsed by women activists hold the Saudi government solely responsible for women’s backwardness in the Kingdom.



Predicting policy changes in ME region

Confusion between end results and facts produces myths, much like the news that circulated lately about promised changes in the region.



We have failed our children

Horrific. Despicable. Disgusting. The recent emergence of Pakistan’s largest child abuse scandal, in the small town of Kasur, deserves wide condemnation and strict action against the culprits.



Going for Arab Bank’s jugular

When the resourceful and daring bank robber Willy Sutton was asked by a journalist in the mid-1950s why he robbed banks, he hollered back his now famous, though mock-serous retort, “That’s where the m



A travesty of justice

William Shakespeare had famously said, all the world’s a stage and all the men and women are merely players, playing many parts according to the script.



British socialism — coffin creaks open

The British Labor MP, Jeremy Corbyn, was an unswerving opponent of Tony Blair when in 2003 the then Labour Party leader and UK prime minister declared war on Iraq.



Next-generation development

Over the next 15 years, some two billion children will be born, 90 percent in the poorest parts of the world.

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