Opinion



Drug trafficking: Nip the evil in the bud

Every now and then we read reports about security officials thwarting attempts to smuggle narcotics into the Kingdom. The trend shows that these substances are in demand here.



Basics about MERS in the Kingdom

1. MERS: First detected in 2012, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome is a deadly respiratory illness and is caused by a coronavirus and hence called MERS-CoV too. It has 60% death rate.



Elections in Arab world not always a good thing

Someone who is not familiar with the Arab world would be excused if he believed that democracy is thriving in this part of the globe. Elections are due to take place in Algeria, Iraq and Egypt.



Watching the CAR crash

The irony is hard to ignore.



Protecting Pakistan at the cost of civil liberty

In a recently held heated National Assembly session, the government of Pakistan was able to successfully promulgate the Pakistan Protection Ordinance (PPO).



How do readers consume news online?

Earlier this month, I wrote a story for The Washington Post about how scanning and skimming our way through the Internet is messing with our ability to read deeper and longer works.



Be-Canadian yourself!

He came years ago to Saudi Arabia! Back then, all he had was zero experience. This gentleman worked hard to make a better practitioner out of himself.



The dilemma of ‘stable’ West Bank

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Ze’ev Elkin is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and his predominantly rightwing Cabinet.



Fair Syrian battle of ballot!

There is this white van going down the road.



The Chernobyl factor in the Ukraine crisis

Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear specter of a different kind: The possibility that the country’s reactors could become military targets in t

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