Kingdom’s 86 years of tremendous achievements

  • Since its epic foundation 86 years ago, the Kingdom’s emergence into the country that it is today is nothing but a miraculous and astounding story. It is the story of a country that grew from the wilderness of vast deserts and scattered tribes fighting over limited resources into a modern nation...
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A journey that changes life

  • Some trips are destined to change your life. It changes the way you look at yourself, it tests your morals and beliefs, it changes your perception about life itself. These kinds of trips are mostly spiritual, related to one's religion and beliefs; for Muslims, it is the trip of Haj.Ask...
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Haj: A symbol of Muslim unity

  • Haj season is once again back. Authorities in the Kingdom are doing their best to ensure the safety and comfort of the millions of Muslims who converge on Makkah to perform the annual pilgrimage. All preparations are done to ensure smooth performance of rituals at the holy sites.It goes without...
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Lights, camera, action

  • It would come as a great surprise to many people around the world to learn that Saudis are huge movie fans and that they closely follow worldwide cinema productions.We do agree that there are no theaters, active production houses or film critics in the Kingdom since the 1970s. Saudis, however,...
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Creative ideas for recreation

  • The summer vacations are almost about to end. Despite such a long vacation, the domestic tourism scene remained largely dull and boring. I may not be able to prove this claim statistically, as it is based on my observations. Most people I know left the country to enjoy this long summer break...
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Good move to curb menace of drifting

  • Reckless driving, road accidents and fatalities have become a huge social problem in the Kingdom. Despite various government and non-government measures and campaigns, the problem continues to haunt most people living in the Kingdom.According to a World Health Organization report published in...
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Rights groups losing credibility

  • It is very easy to comment on the ongoing conflict in Yemen and the role of Saudi-led Arab military alliance. I believe that before passing judgment, so-called experts need to understand the scenario that led to the military intervention.The coalition was formed following the ouster of the...
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Countering growing Islamophobia in Europe

  • It is one of those opportunities that comes once in a lifetime; refusing it means that I am going to live in a never-ending wonder about how my life would have changed because of it, while accepting it means that I am going to live, along with my family, in a constant fear about my safety!Those...
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Weak participation in Olympics 2016

  • Just a few days separate us from the biggest sporting event on the planet — the Olympics. The Olympic flame that was lit at the temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, on April 21, 2016, according to tradition, is destined to conclude its journey in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to signal the beginning of...
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Understanding the psychology of terrorists

  • These days whenever my phone beeps with a new message from one of the different news websites I follow, my heart skips a beat and I pray that it is not about some terrorist attack in any part of the world.Unfortunately, most of the time it is news about some deranged individual blowing himself up...
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