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Why do they hate us?

  • Referring to foreigners, a Saudi journalist recently wrote an article for a leading Arabic newspaper titled “Why do they hate us?,” in which she put the onus on the local population. I could not agree more. However, the article did not spell out the development of the main reasons that caused...
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Say no to expats calling for Saudi citizenship

  • Since the beginning of the campaign against illegal workers, some foreigners who were born in the Kingdom or spent years working here have started calling on the authorities to consider granting them Saudi citizenship....
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More efforts needed to avoid another Manfouha

  • When the decision to clamp down on illegal workers in Kingdom was taken, the authorities were fully aware of the magnitude of the problem. They knew very well that there are thousands of expatriates who had either been smuggled into the country, overstayed their Haj or Umrah visas or failed to...
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Celebrating global talents at King Fahd Medical City

  • When the first development plan was announced in 1970, the Kingdom lacked the human resources necessary to carry out the plan. There were very few Saudi college graduates and skilled workers. A debate was underway whether to train nationals or heavily rely on foreign workforce to achieve the...
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Bahrain: Is another Iraq in the making?

  • All evidence points to the fact that the theory of “constructive chaos” is at work in Bahrain. One can observe the same political theme and mechanism that were employed in Iraq prior to the US invasion.Observers may recall prior to the US invasion of Iraq to oust Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi Shiite...
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Western media’s biased coverage of Bahrain riots

  • Media play a big role in highlighting an incident and giving it a positive or a negative spin. The western media comprehensively cover Shiite youth riots led by Al-Wefag opposition group in Bahrain, while legitimate protests taking place in other parts of the world that are confronted with...
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Kingdom can’t be a cheerleader at UN

  • Believing in the collective work of the United Nations, Saudi Arabia had been vying for a Security Council seat as a non-permanent member to help the world body resolve longstanding issues in the region. To this end, the Foreign Ministry had been making arrangements for the past three years to...
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Much ado about nothing

  • Many in the Arab world see the “growing ties” between the United States and Iran detrimental to the interests of the GCC states. In the changing political scenario, many analysts also fear an expansion in Iran’s ideological borders in a Sunni-dominated region. If one carefully examines the...
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Thaw in US-Iran ties and constructive chaos theory

  • THE budding rapprochement between the United States and Iran has stirred a debate among the Arab intelligentsia, especially in the Gulf region, mainly due to its geographical proximity with Iran and host of other issues.Their concerns stem primarily from the longstanding Western geopolitical...
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Dialogue: Small things that could make big difference

  • One of the godly gifts bestowed upon humanity is the ability to communicate with one another to convey ideas and feelings. One form of communication is negotiation. This method is used almost in every human interaction to resolve differences in areas, involving peace, diplomacy, brokerage, even...
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