Opinion



Time to dissolve ‘racist’ ICC

The problem with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, established in 2002 to bring war criminals to justice, is that it’s far from being international.



A case of misplaced priorities

When the government recently announced federal budget in Pakistan, the Opposition benches dismissed it as being “traditional” and “anti-poor.”



Far removed from realities

Over the years, I realized that the term “left” is not exclusive to a political ideology, but a mode of thinking championed mostly by self-tailored “leftist” western intellectuals.



Making the most of Ramadan this year

The noticeable thing about Ramadan this year is its long days. During this year, we are supposed to fast for almost 15 hours.



Nasser Al-Qassabi Exposing Daesh in his own way

During the holy month of Ramadan, the time for breaking the fast (Iftar) is not only considered a meal but it is the time when all members of a family sit together to enjoy these special moments.



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.

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