Opinion



Repeating Bush’s mistakes

On Jan. 11, an estimated 3.5 million people took to the streets of France in support of free speech — as if that were truly the crux of the problem.



Saga of Kiran Bedi

The big game in town is giving once top cop Kiran Bedi a tough time.



Europe needs a Marshall Plan

Ever since Europe’s economic crisis erupted more than four years ago, politicians and pundits have clamored for a grand solution, often invoking the example of America’s postwar Marshall Plan, which,



Bush versus Clinton again?

In the US, a western democracy with a population of 316 million, it’s astonishing that whenever there’s a presidential election in the offing, the same old familiar names are trotted out time and time



Hell on Earth

I suspect that, if there wasn’t a way for the Fear And Trembling Caucus to link it to the awful events in Paris, the massacre of somewhere north of 2,000 people in the Nigerian fishing village of Baga



Keeping our desert clean

This week mid-term break starts for all students in the Kingdom. Many of them will go abroad with their friends and families to explore different parts of the world.



It’s all a matter of interpretation

I have many non-Muslim friends on Facebook that I have met in England or the United States.



Much achieved, more to do

Through its ups and downs, this city has always been a song on the tongues of those who loved it, a piece of soft melody, both charming and refreshing.



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: The unfair blame game

It is again time for writing thesis. Every Ph.D. scholar knows well how critical this phase is.



Fighting global terrorism together

An investigation is still under way to determine the group(s) behind the terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month, but there are credible indications about its perpetrators’ links to transnati

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