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Are Syrian refugees a security threat to the Middle East?

Many of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees arriving in Europe were previously living in camps and cities across Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan....

Stop using toilet paper: Rinsing with water more sanitary

While the coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all differently depending on where we live, our financial situation and our basic health, one universal is...

How many hours must a Saudi work to buy an iPhone?

I read recently that an Egyptian has to work 353 hours to save enough money to be able to buy an iPhone 6. In...

China tackles smog with help from the World Bank

China's capital has become notorious for its smog but the biggest contributors to local air pollution are industrial furnaces, district heating systems, residential fires...

An argument demanding a second look

Many Saudi visitors to the UAE on their return to the Kingdom are heard to mutter: Why them and why not us?  The country...

'You get one shot' How Justice Antonin Scalia viewed the world

After Justice Antonin Scalia's death at a remote West Texas hunting resort last weekend, I remembered how he had described his passion for the...

Jumping off maps is forbidden

A stable Iraq, which comprises all the nation’s components, is needed at the Arab, regional and international levels. The removal of the Iraqi leg...

Coexistence is a Divine Law

Islam came with things that build life on Earth, and then prevented what spoiled it. Therefore, Allah put laws in order to care with...

El Nino 101: What everyone needs to know

If you have never heard the term "El Nino", you might have been living under a rock. The common informed person is probably somewhat aware...

The one thing in Saudi Arabia that works well is under threat

Ask almost any Saudi citizen which institution works best in his country and the answer will be Saudi Aramco, the state-owned oil giant. Ask...

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