Opinion



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Fighting stress

These days I am struggling with my thesis. It’s a race against time, as the submission deadline is fast approaching. I literally have to work round the clock to finish writing a perfect thesis.



The case of the missing ‘spare tire’

Many auto companies now resort to the practice of selling new cars without spare tires, giving drivers instead repair kits or sometimes nothing at all.



So-called intellectuals

The recent attack on a bus in Karachi carrying members of a minority community is indeed condemnable. The attack elicited strange response from so-called liberal intellectuals.



Cameron’s wise move

This is with reference to the report “Cameron vows extra powers for Scotland” (May 16).



Gulf Arab diplomacy

I read with interest the article “Iran’s threatening posture” (May 16) by Abdulrahman Al-Rashed.



Politics of fear

This is with reference to the article “The power of nightmare” (May 16) by Neil Berry. I liked the way the writer drew parallels between the approaches of Netanyahu and Cameron.



United we stand

US President Barack Obama and delegations from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) were among 20 delegates gathered around a large rectangular table at the Camp David retreat on Thursday.



Road to a smokeless society

In a few weeks, Beijing will implement a citywide ban on smoking in all indoor public spaces, such as restaurants and offices, as well as on tobacco advertising outdoors, on public transportation, and



Brazilians’ attitudes toward Arabs, Muslims

Despite the fact that the first Muslims arrived in Brazil over 180 years ago among the slaves brought from Africa to work on Brazilian farms, and that the first Arab immigrants arrived here over a 100



Saudi Press Roundup

Humanitarian king

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