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Terrorism in Saudi Arabia: Causes and solutions

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The challenge of religious speech in the kingdom

  • NOWADAYS, or at any point in the near future, the Saudi religious institution is expected to face a big challenge: Whether to continue with its usual solemnity and prestige gained over the past decades or to lose much of its former credibility, acceptance and influence over Saudi citizens. This...
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It’s time to abolish the lashing penalty

  • I REALIZE that this is another very sensitive subject, but I would like to make an important point in order to dispel any confusion or misunderstanding. When I discuss a matter having religious implications, I do not mean to criticize the divine Islamic religion itself nor the positive...
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The progression of women in GCC countries: The road to empowerment

  • Although the journey along the road to the empowerment of women in the Gulf region has sometimes been slow, it is now surely under way, through forward steps of positive reforms, as more female voices are being heard. These voices reflect the motivation, determination and ambition of all those...
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Eighth National Dialogue on Reform, Development

  • THERE is no satisfactory alternative to open dialogue in any society, and its success depends on how far it achieves its goals and objectives and on its impact on people. The Eighth National Dialogue on Reform and Development, the latest in a series of national dialogues established through the...
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It is still hard for women in GCC countries to get senior jobs

  • WOMEN in the GCC countries have not yet made it to the top. While their share of the workforce is increasing, it is still hard for them to reach senior positions, which are mostly held by men. Although this is a worldwide phenomenon, it is particularly striking in the Gulf region where leadership...
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Public transport project: Buses first

  • Public transport in any city is the symbol of its advancement and progress. Therefore, people in their gatherings these days have a single topic: Public transport system in Riyadh which was recently approved by the Council of Ministers. The Council decided that the project be implemented in four...
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Egypt needs understanding during a painful transition

  • It's a pity that less than a thousand Egyptian demonstrators have succeeded in causing a diplomatic fallout between two cornerstones of the Arab world. They were threatening and should have been kept far away from the Saudi Embassy in Cairo by security forces that have a legal duty to protect...
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Nitaqat 2

  • It has been almost two weeks since my article “Nitaqat is the name of the game” was published in Arab News and I’m still receiving e-mails from readers regarding the issue. Most of the e-mails requested specific answers regarding their desire to transfer from one company to...
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Brotherhood’s rise in Syria

  • AT a meeting of Syria’s opposition, Muslim Brotherhood officials gather around Marxists colleagues, nudging them to produce policy statements for the Syrian National Council, the main political group challenging President Bashar Assad.With many living in the West, and some ditching their...
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