Opinion



Celebrating the National day

Expats should know that celebrating our national day was not officially authorized until a few years ago. The issue, at first, was raised in the local media through questioning the ‘Haram’ behind it.



The best way to celebrate Sept. 23

September 23 marks a proud moment for Saudis. The same day in 1932 King Abdulaziz Al-Saud laid the foundations of the modern-day Saudi Arabia.



Charity needs caution

Haj is drawing near and along with it comes yet another season of “charity hunts.” Hundreds of messages and invitations about charity opportunities have stated to appear everywhere — SR10 for food, S



Preparing young minds for challenges

As we have just reached the 13th anniversary of 9/11, and as news reports unveil renewed US action targeting radical groups, it is time for another introspective and comprehensive look at this phenome



Memoirs of a Saudi Ph.D. student: Speak your mind

Last summer and before the six-week school holiday, which marks the end of the academic year, my 8-year-old son had just been promoted to his new class.



Aftermath of the Scottish referendum

In the run-up to this September’s historic referendum on whether Scotland was to remain part of the United Kingdom, the British political establishment practically pleaded with Scottish people not to



Is a deal on Iran’s nukes likely?

Iran and the six world powers have started a new round of talks with the objective of reaching a comprehensive agreement.



New window of opportunities

When the Ministry of Labor decided to include cinemas as a potential industry for employment my initial reaction was what exactly could labor authorities do to push forward the prospect of opening mov



Convert tragedy into opportunity

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi played the Rambo in his previous avatar as the chief political executive of Gujarat and supposedly rescued 15,000 people in just 48 hours during the devastatin



Is another Quebec in the making?

A week ago, the “Kurdistan Times” warned “the British are exercising the old colonialist tongue to control the minds and dampen the aspirations of Scottish people who want to vote Yes (to independence

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