Opinion



CAR — wronged by colonial mindset

The images shown on television are eerily reminiscent of the Rwandan genocide of 1994 that the world sat back and watched; a young man was burned alive while the crowd watched the flaming body.



Hotspot: The cost of surfing

A recent finding confirmed my longtime suspicion that the Internet is changing our reading habit, and, alarmingly, affecting the ability of comprehension.



Creative Thinking: In or out of the box?

Think for a moment about your life. If you were to represent it with an image, how would you describe it? Is it easy for you to imagine it as a box?



West and resurrection of Soviet Union

NATO says tens of thousands of Russian troops are massed on the border with Ukraine for a potential invasion, yet western states still lack a strategy to stop Moscow from intervening in its former Sov



Violence into sport can’t go

When do spectators become fans and when do fans become fanatic?



Vote polarization favors Hindu leader

Manoj Balyan wants Narendra Modi to become India’s next prime minister when results of a general election are released next month, and not because of the pro-business opposition leader’s record as



From Dubai to Malaysia, imagination inspires change

What makes great leaders and what produces great leadership? Are they born leaders or is the leadership something that is born of particular circumstances and conditioning?



Editorial: Give Islamic finance a chance

In the wake of the 2008 financial melt-down, bankers and regulators appeared to start talking seriously about adopting the more stable and transparent principles of Islamic finance, as opposed to the



Editorial: Bakers need to use their loaf

Is the planned automation of Jeddah’s bakeries within the next two years really a good idea? A food official has said that the move is to improve hygiene.



Protect the protectors

It appears that the Saudi Health Ministry’s problems are endless.

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