Monday, April 24, 2017


Khaled Almaeena

It’s time to punish crooked sponsors

Khaled Almaeena The situation is becoming grimmer and grimmer for expatriates as we enter the second month of amnesty. The fee for the renewal of...
Energy Outlook

Rebalancing of oil markets seen

By Syed Rashid Husain   CHATTER is growing, OPEC and its non-OPEC partners are ready to extend the output cuts beyond June. Last Thursday, Saudi Arabia, and...



When Netanyahu tried not to go to war

If we believe Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he “tried to avoid” the 2014 war on Gaza “in every possible way”. In a special Knesset...

The weapon of empty stomachs

The hunger strike that nearly 1,200 Palestinian prisoners in Israel have begun is bound to ratchet up tension between Israelis and Palestinians in the...


Shabbir Thingna

Relations between parents and their children

IN earlier days, say 50 or 60 years ago, in Saudi Arabia, Asia and many countries of the world, people in their old age...

Good citizens are those who are aware

WITH the very fast changes taking place in the Kingdom and the wider region, and the increasing ideological threats targeting young people, there is...

Local Viewpoint

Mohammed Al-Aufi

The need for a bankruptcy law

By Mohammed Al-Aufi Makkah MINISTER of Finance Mohammed Al-Jadaan’s frank talk with the business community on the possibility of the private sector incurring losses and even...

Energy Outlook

Stable oil market to favor Aramco proposed IPO

By Syed Rashid Husain   GLOBAL oil markets remained on edge - the entire last week - as interesting, and at times conflicting, developments continued to...