I don’t know why the Arabs get flustered and hot under the collar when an American official speaks out his mind. President Obama’s talk to the Atlantic magazine did that.
During my education in the United States in the late 1970s, I got the chance to travel to Mexico and Canada several times. It was not difficult to see the difference between the two borders, which both the countries shared with the world’s superpower.
A university education is a ticket for a job in Saudi Arabia remarked a friend. You are wrong said another.
On March 17, 2012 Arab News published an article about young Saudi students in the West and their role as the Kingdom’s young unofficial ambassadors.
How far is Cuba from the United States? Cuba’s capital city Havana is only about 220 miles from Miami, Florida’s largest city — that is half the distance between Miami and Pensacola (two cities of Florida), which is about 520 miles.
Hanan Al-Hroub winner of the Global Teacher Prize award – an initiative of the Varkey Foundation – said that she wants the children of Palestine to live in love and peace like the rest of the children of the world.
In 1973 then US President Richard Nixon weighed military seizure of Saudi oil fields during the famous oil embargo.
SIX months ago, Russia’s direct military intervention in Syria surprised the international community. It has once again surprised the world by announcing its sudden military withdrawal (partial though) from the war-ravaged country.
Last Tuesday, International Women’s Day was celebrated across the globe. Articles, documentaries lectures and meetings were held by women to highlight their progress, discuss shortcomings and set goals that need to be achieved.
We really need to designate a day of the year to express our gratitude toward womenfolk or to stress the importance of women in society? I don’t think so.
Last week, the International Space Station (ISS) saw the end of a scientific experiment that may not be seen again. Two astronauts, one is America’s Scott Kelly and the other is Russia’s cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko had gone for a one- year experiment aboard the International Space Station.
On a hot sunny day in the July of 1954, a group of American men and women planned a public gala to celebrate the 4th of July to mark their country’s independence day.
The period after the Second World War saw a rise in passenger travel.
Until a few decades ago the number of airlines around the world was so low that many international travelers would identify any airline’s nationality by just having a quick look at the tail, name or insignia.
Like rest of the world, Saudi Arabia is also passing through an economic phase, which calls for cutting down expenditure for the next few years to weather the storm.
During the 1970s, the world saw an unprecedented hike in oil prices and the United States was the worst-hit country.
At a global women’s forum in Dubai last week, many participants spoke about the role of women in an ever-changing Gulf society.
Does anyone in the Arab world know what is happening in Israel? Do we know what weapons systems their defense forces are acquiring or developing? Do we know who is who in the Israeli policymaking circles?
During the past few decades, innovative methods of governance have begun to emerge. With new approaches to management or administration, we have witnessed creation of unheard of ministerial portfolios.
I wrote an article for an Arabic daily about the need to prioritize our concerns. Due to the need for brevity, there were a few issues, such as the problems of youth and women, which I did not focus on and readers asked me about them.