Sunday, May 28, 2017


Nawar Fakhry Ezzi

Dying well

By Nawar Fakhry Ezzi In Saudi Arabia, there is an abundance of religious books and lectures about the way we should live our lives in...
Peter Apps

Europe’s rising tide of attacks show diminishing political effect

By Peter Apps It shouldn’t be a surprise that Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) was quick to claim responsibility for Monday’s suicide attack in Manchester that...


Electronic Devices Ban

In the skies, better to play it safe

Since the US received credible intelligence that Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) has developed the capability to conceal explosive devices within laptops, tablets and other...
Ramadan Abedi, the father of Salman Abedi, the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers in an attack in Manchester, gestures as he speaks to Reuters in Tripoli, Libya, May 24, 2017. — Reuters

Terror brings Libya back on center stage

Libya is suddenly back on the radar of international policymakers, but for very much the wrong reasons. The 22-year-old Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi,...




FIVE days a week in Riyadh I walk five hundred meters in my local community and my walking seems to encourage a state of...
Shabbir Thingna

Treating work as a necessary evil

I HAVE been working in Saudi Arabia for 25 years in a managerial position and what I have noticed is that Saudis, along with...

Local Viewpoint

Faleh Alsoghair

Having more than one housemaid is a status symbol for some...

By Faleh Alsoghair Having several domestic servants working for the same family has become an important status symbol for some Saudis. Those Saudis do not,...

No need for Nazaha

Energy Outlook

Energy Outlook

Supply restraints key to continue stabilizing prices

By Syed Rashid Husain PRESIDENT Donald Trump is in Riyadh on his maiden foreign trip. And energy is very much in the air. As the...