The Terrible Crane Tragedy in Makkah

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

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.

Uninterrupted Power Supply

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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. 

Makkah Tragedy: Grief-Stricken But Undeterred

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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.

They Are Our Guests, Not Refugees

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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.

Weep, Arab World!

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

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.

The US-Saudi Investment Forum

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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.

All Eyes on Washington

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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. 

From Dhahran to Las Vegas

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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.

N-deal: It’s All About Business

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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? 

Time For Economic Reforms

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

These days, a few questions keep on popping up in my head. Are we really a rich country?

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.

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.

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. 

Expat Heroes in Asir Mosque

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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.

Let’s Hear The Voice of Wisdom

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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.

Media Must Play Responsible Social Role

BY Khaled Almaeena / /

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.

Can We Use Islamic Rules in Better Way?

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

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. 

Valor and Loyalty of Saudi Soldiers

BY Abdulateef Al-Mulhim / /

It has been a few months since the start of operation Decisive Storm that was launched to bring peace to Yemen and rid it of Houthi rebels who wanted to cause chaos in the country and even threatened Saudi Arabia's security.