At 50, Singapore is Young, Prosperous

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

It is said that a poor and weak man used to live in a makeshift shack. He was sound asleep one night but woke up in the middle of the night and decided to make his shack bigger.

Until They Are Home

BY Aramco ExPats / /

That is the motto of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Honolulu, Hawaii, where Aramco Brat Brad Swayne, a master sergeant in the U.S. Army, served for three years as head of JPAC’s Forensic Photography Unit. 

Dhahran Tennis Star Shines in the U.S.

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

A former member of the Dhahran Junior Tennis Association has emerged as a true force with the women’s tennis team at the Air Force Academy in the United States. Natasha Rizvi, who got her start in tennis as a 9-year-old in Dhahran, recently garnered the International Tennis Association’s Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award in the United States.

iRead: A Beacon of Hope

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

There is a sense of wonder at the iRead camp enrichment forum, a place crowded with dedicated and enthusiastic readers. 

Aramco Asia Youth Program Reaches Out To Children in Need

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Aramco Asia, through close coordination with the China Daily and the China Youth Development Foundation, recently implemented “Opening a Window to the World for Needy Ethnic Minority Children,” a youth program that brought 30 children from needy families in Yunnan province to Beijing.

Engr. Tanweer Ahmed Organized A Surprise Dinner Party

BY Engr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan / /

Engr. Tanweer Ahmed is the youngest among ten brothers and sisters. At present, his son Usama Ahmed and he are in Pakistan visiting  family after being away for six years. 

New Arab Order Should Make Meritocracy its Priority

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

The Arab world is passing through its darkest phase in history. Even the most diehard optimist would find little to cheer about. Arab political pundits and newly self-appointed social media analysts have come up with many theories, mostly bizarre, for the predicament we are in.

Astronaut Sultan Bin Salman: 30 Years Ago

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Wow…was it really 30 years ago? Yes, it was 30 years ago when Saudi astronaut Prince Sultan bin Salman covered a distance of about 3 million miles in 7 days, I hour, 38 minutes and 52 seconds. He was the first Saudi, the first Arab, the first Muslim and the first member of a royal family to travel into space.

Sharing Water-Saving Secrets in Jeddah

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Protecting the environment is an integral part of what we value here at Saudi Aramco, and to show our commitment to these efforts, the company recently hosted an interactive exhibit focusing on water conservation. 

Our Tourists’ Behavior in Europe

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Let me say it loud and clear: The behavior of some of the tourists from Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states is not acceptable and has to change. 

Cruise Update

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Diminished interest in two cruises being promoted through the Aramco ExPats Travel Club has forced formal plans to be canceled.

Arabian Memories

Arabian Memories

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Arabian Memories is very unique book in the fact that it is a combination of the author’s, Susan Gregory, memories of her stay in Abqaiq and Udhailiyah from 1990 to 2002 as well as having many cultural tidbits of Saudi and the Middle Eastern culture included for any who are preparing for a move to the Middle East.

Mubarak Village-A Reason to Fall in Love with Pakistan-Again

BY Aramco ExPats / /

I heard of Mubarak village the very day my university planned a field trip to it. I thought it would be far away from Karachi and that it will take us at least two hours to reach the place. However, it was hardly a drive of 15 minutes from Hawks’ Bay.

Coming Together for Combustion

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

The Saudi Aramco Research & Development Center (R&DC) recently organized the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Saudi Arabian Section of the Combustion Institute. 

Old Karachi Video 1942 By A British Soldier

BY Aramco ExPats / /

Karachi As Seen By A British Soldier Sometime Between 1942 And 1947: Lively Street Scenes, Animals, Buildings, Life In Karachi Cantonment, Followed By The Journey Back Towards Britain On A Troop Ship Through The Suez Canal. 

Local Palm Trees Support Technical Solutions

BY Saudi Aramco News / /

Saudi Aramco’s EXPEC Advanced Research Center (EXPEC ARC) solved a drilling challenge using date tree waste. EXPEC ARC examined the waste components of local date trees, such as seeds, leaves and trunks, and determined that they effectively seal rock formations in oil and gas wells while drilling, and prevent seepage.