Opinion



Time to stop blaming others

Today, there are more than 50 countries that make up the entire Muslim world. Followers of Islam are not confined to any particular geographical entity. Muslims are found all across the world.



No room for sectarianism

How do we explain the incident — a young man of this very country with a belt of explosives wrapped around his body enter a supposedly safe place like a mosque and blows himself up resulting in the de



Running from pillar to post

It has only been about three years that Saudi women have been allowed to sponsor their non-Saudi husbands and children.



Turkey comes to the rescue

Details about Turkey’s recent deal with Washington to provide air support for Syrian rebels are scant and characterized by the term “in principle.” However, it is an interesting development and a firs



Nobody to pat Modi’s back

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s admiration of China is well known, so much so that he doesn’t miss any opportunity to emulate China’s penchant for superlatives like biggest, highest, longest and



National unity under attack

The suicide bombing inside a mosque in Qatif on Friday, the first such attack in the Kingdom, which saw several people killed and 100 injured, has shocked the nation and again raised questions about t



Adrift in a sea of hopelessness

There are inevitable differences as well as inescapable similarities between the refugee crises that have lately been brewing simultaneously in the unforgiving waters off southern Europe and Southeast



Filling the political vacuum

The so-called Islamic State (IS) is witnessing a rebirth at a time when it should be diminishing or disintegrating.



Lebanon under siege

A full year has passed since Lebanon’s presidency became vacant. Failure to elect a president does not happen in a country that claims to be sovereign and independent.



Too costly to ignore

Governments often see climate change as too costly to address. In fact, it is too costly to ignore.

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