Opinion



Changing the official culture

The Minister of Transport, Abdullah Al-Muqbil, recently made waves when he was spotted wearing a helmet among workers and engineers at the site of a development project.



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Kids will be kids

This is the fifth year in a row that I am spending the holy month of Ramadan in the United Kingdom. Perhaps this would be the last year as well, as I am well into the final stages of my Ph.D.



Geneva’s deadlock on Yemen

I write this week from Norway, where the annual Oslo Forum’s participants followed closely Geneva consultations on Yemen.



Tailoring services to address Saudis’ needs

It is always amusing to read and hear about wrong western perceptions about Saudi women, their abayas and their clothing trends.



Missing the bigger picture

There are still many voices expressing shock at a Shoura Council vote, which rejected discussions on a national unity protection proposal.



India’s Myanmar fiasco

As the whole of India almost went berserk after the report of the country’s Special Forces having launched a clandestine attack on Naga militant camps in neighboring Myanmar to avenge the killing of 1



Biopharming: Next big thing?

Obtaining medicines from plants is not new. Aspirin was first isolated from the bark of the willow tree in the 18th century.



It’s more than just two blasts

When you think of Mogadishu you are hauntingly reminded of the almost impossible task of ridding urban enclaves of guerrilla infestation.




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