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Abdulrahman Al-Zuhayyan

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Strict enforcement of laws a must for country's integrity

Confucius once said, “The strength of a nation is derived from the integrity of its home.”
A country is a home, it is a sanctuary that a non-member must seek permission to enter and when allowed must abide by its rules and respect its traditions.

December 20, 2013

Why do they hate us?

Referring to foreigners, a Saudi journalist recently wrote an article for a leading Arabic newspaper titled “Why do they hate us?,” in which she put the onus on the local population. I could not agree more.

December 08, 2013

Say no to expats calling for Saudi citizenship

Since the beginning of the campaign against illegal workers, some foreigners who were born in the Kingdom or spent years working here have started calling on the authorities to consider granting them Saudi citizenship.

November 24, 2013

More efforts needed to avoid another Manfouha

When the decision to clamp down on illegal workers in Kingdom was taken, the authorities were fully aware of the magnitude of the problem.

November 17, 2013

Celebrating global talents at King Fahd Medical City

When the first development plan was announced in 1970, the Kingdom lacked the human resources necessary to carry out the plan. There were very few Saudi college graduates and skilled workers.

November 10, 2013

Bahrain: Is another Iraq in the making?

All evidence points to the fact that the theory of “constructive chaos” is at work in Bahrain. One can observe the same political theme and mechanism that were employed in Iraq prior to the US invasion.

November 03, 2013

Western media’s biased coverage of Bahrain riots

Media play a big role in highlighting an incident and giving it a positive or a negative spin.

October 27, 2013

Kingdom can’t be a cheerleader at UN

Believing in the collective work of the United Nations, Saudi Arabia had been vying for a Security Council seat as a non-permanent member to help the world body resolve longstanding issues in the region.

October 20, 2013

Much ado about nothing

Many in the Arab world see the “growing ties” between the United States and Iran detrimental to the interests of the GCC states. In the changing political scenario, many analysts also fear an expansion in Iran’s ideological borders in a Sunni-dominated region.

October 13, 2013

Thaw in US-Iran ties and constructive chaos theory

THE budding rapprochement between the United States and Iran has stirred a debate among the Arab intelligentsia, especially in the Gulf region, mainly due to its geographical proximity with Iran and host of other issues.

October 06, 2013