Millions of Muslims head toward Makkah every year to perform Haj. Muslims converge on Makkah from every nook and corner of the world.
The terrible crane tragedy in Makkah on Sept. 11 that caused over a 100 deaths and 200 injured truly shook our society. I am not going to dwell on the causes.
Saudi Arabia’s giant electricity company is considered one of the largest electricity producers in the world. It has the highest capacity to produce electricity for the Kingdom.
Tragedies do occur almost on a daily basis all across the world. Some are the result of human errors and the forces of nature cause some. Losing one’s loved ones is always painful. Truth be told, loss of lives affects everybody whether or not you are related with the victims.
Since the establishment of modern-day Saudi Arabia in 1932, it has been a land of hospitality for many of those who fled conflicts and persecution in neighboring Arab countries.
The pictures in most newspapers in Europe and America are those of dead bodies washed up on Europe's shores. These are desperate Arabs mostly Syrians fleeing the war.
On Sept. 4, a very major event took place in the American capital — the US-Saudi Investment Forum 2015. The event highlighted the many opportunities that are open for Saudi and American business ventures.
For the past couple of months, many regional and global analysts had been looking forward to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s visit to Washington.
Before I write about what happened in Las Vegas, let me first tell you about Dhahran Toastmasters. A few months ago, Saleh Alghamdi, a member of Dhahran Toastmasters, invited me to attend one of their sessions.
Do people remember the time when the United States or should I say the “Great Satan” moved one of its aircraft carriers with its task force just a few years ago to the Arabian Sea as a warning to the Iranians that America was not fooling around and it really meant business?
These days, a few questions keep on popping up in my head. Are we really a rich country?
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a society we tend to complain and gripe a lot about the shortcomings in government and private services.
Last Thursday, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in the city of Abha in Asir province. This is not the first time a terrorist attack took place in the Kingdom.
Four prominent Arabs — a Saudi, an Egyptian, a Kuwaiti and a Jordanian — have floated a proposal to resolve the Syrian crisis that has seen over 300,000 innocent people killed and millions displaced.
Have the media organizations played a role in the development of media in the Kingdom? An American journalist asked me this question a week ago.
Just a few weeks ago, a group of young Saudis led by Ayman Al-Sharif initiated a web link that they called Makkah Almukarrama Live.