Ask any African why is he in Europe. His reply would be: The Africans are in Europe because the Europeans were in Africa.
Since the beginning of the Saudi Arabia-led Operation Decisive Storm, the Kingdom’s newspapers have been naturally flooded with analysis and reports on the situation in Yemen and the same is the case with the social media.
The Ministry of Health still occupies prominent space in local papers, which have reported that several health officials in Jeddah were relieved from their posts for shortcomings in their performance.
Who is the real enemy of Saudi Arabia? Is it our longtime friend and neighbor, Iran, or it is a country, which we have never recognized and have no relations with it.
Before June 1, 1980, the city of Atlanta, Georgia was known for its Peachtree Street, the first civil rights movement, Coca Cola, Gone with the wind, Hartsfield Airport or maybe being the only city in the United States to have been destroyed by fire in an act of war.
In over two decades as editor of two English papers and a long experience interacting with the expatriate community, I came across many people who had the wrong assumptions and lacked a proper understanding of the Saudi mindset.
Last Friday, all media outlets across the world were buzzing with one news i.e. Iran’s nuclear deal with the world powers.
Last Thursday, I was invited to attend a public affairs briefing in Washington. The topic under discussion was “Yemen in Chaos: Analysis, prognosis and prospect.”
Much has been written about the Saudi action in Yemen. Many political analysts have given different views and there are many contradicting assessments of the present situation.
For the past couple of years, Yemen has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Let us for a moment just forget about a coalition trying to pull Yemen out of the dark tunnel of miseries.
In November 2012, Riyadh hosted the 25th annual Association of Space Explorers Congress. The International Aeronautics Technology Conference was organized by King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology.
Just a few hours before a Saudi Arabia-led coalition of 10 countries launched an offensive against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, I was aboard a flight to the United States capital, Washington.
What compels writers or journalists to write? It is not money that motivates them. Perhaps Dani Shapiro sums up the answer well: “To shine a light, to right a wrong, to shape chaos into art, to pose difficult questions, to challenge our own belief, to connect because we have to."
Muslims across the world are going through a very difficult phase due to the wrong and un-Islamic actions of a few terrorist groups.
A few months ago, I got an invitation to attend an event at the NASA Mission Control Center at Johnson’s Space Center in Houston, Texas, to be held by the end of this month.
Amid the ongoing Iran’s nuclear issue debate, Saudi Arabia has taken a prominent position.
I have written articles on the raids on “violators” of iqama (residence permit) regulations and labor laws, in which I asked who the real violators are.
Sometimes I wonder about the phenomenon of fake educational certificates like diplomas and degrees and its impact on the society.
All over the world, we see huge movements of young men and women across all levels of society.
Many years before the start of the so-called Arab Spring, many international agencies had warned that Yemen could become the first country in the world to simply run out of water due to its fast-depleting water resources.