Monitor Dawah Offices to Curb Extremism

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

It was reported last Sunday that after several complaints concerning administration and finance and several other irregularities, some offices of dawah (the act of preaching Islam) and irshad (guidance) have been closed especially those offices dealing with communities.

Promoting Tourism in EP

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

A few days ago, an important and interesting convention was held in Dammam. The convention was about the role of conventions and exhibitions in developing trade and industry in the Eastern Province (EP).

Cameras in Cockpits

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

We all are still reeling from the impact of the tragedy of the Russian airliner, which crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on Oct. 31, 23 minutes after taking off from Sharm El-Sheikh killing all 224 people on board.

ASPA: Time to Explore New Horizons

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

With the mention of South America, youth around the world will immediately think about Pele, Messi or Maracan Stadium.

Avoiding Regional Disaster

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Navigators use a term CBDR, which is whenever used requires immediate action. The measure that follows appears to be very simple but necessary to prevent a disaster and to ensure safe passage.

24th Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference

BY Rosemarye Levine / /

What a fantastic line-up of speakers from the Arab World joined by those in the American World with expertise in countries of the Middle East! 

Making Riyadh A Cultural Hub

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

A young man from Riyadh does not need to drive 400km to see movie in Manama, Bahrain. Riyadh is not only the Saudi capital but it is also the largest city in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region.

Save Earth: We Have Nowhere Else To Go

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Former US Navy captain Scott Kelly may be an astronaut as per NASA’s official records but for many all across the world he has already qualified for the title of a thorough gentleman.

Stop the Blame Game!

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

A full-page report appeared two days ago in a local Arabic daily paper which said that terror organizations entice youngsters to their ranks by means of the temptation of fame and dreams of Paradise.

Need for Think Tanks

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Normally think tanks are non-governmental independent organizations. Researchers and analysts engaged with think tanks use a technique called hit and miss.

It’s Time to Learn From Past Mistakes

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

The Arab world is currently going through difficult times. Truth be told, this region has seldom experienced times of lasting stability.

Ministry of Labor Must Speed Up Expat Labor Cases

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

I have written several articles on labor issues and especially about sponsor-expatriate employee relations. I have also focused on the need for speedy justice for these workers.

No New Intifada, Please

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Is Palestine undergoing another Intifada? If so, then what could be the origin of this Intifada-III? Who’s responsible, and why now?

Is this Gandhiji’s India?

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

Events in India are capturing worldwide attention. Apart from the usual political banter, one new expression has entered the body politic of India – “beef”

Tragic Story of an Indian Maid

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

At the time of submitting this article, I heard two different versions of a tragic story about an Indian maid who came to Saudi Arabia to take care of a 70-year-old Saudi woman who lives alone in an apartment.

Benefiting from the Vacuum in Syria

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

On Jan. 16, 2012, I wrote an article that was published in this paper titled, “Russia, bridesmaid, but, never the bride.” Now, Russia is simply on the road to say to the world, yes, they are here in Syria and they are a military force that the world has to reckon with.

The ‘Kafala’ System Must Go

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

Over the past few years there have been growing criticism over the treatment of foreign workers in the Gulf States. 

Yemenis in Kingdom

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Yemenis have always considered Saudi Arabia as their second home. Relations between the people of Saudi Arabia and Yemen have always been very strong. 

Time for Muslim Unity

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

Millions of Muslims head toward Makkah every year to perform Haj. Muslims converge on Makkah from every nook and corner of the world.