“I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams ... What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”
July 14, 2020
In an editorial in these pages three years ago, Arab News welcomed the appointment of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as a vote of confidence in Saudi Arabia’s younger generation, and we predicted that rapid and far-reaching reform would penetrate every corner of the Kingdom.
June 21, 2020
The most powerful weapons of mass destruction, the most terrible natural disasters, and the most vicious terrorist attacks have all failed to inflict upon 21st-century humanity the destruction caused by a single, tiny virus.
April 18, 2020
Kia ora, New Zealand.
Or as my Kiwi friend James Munro, the ambassador to Saudi Arabia, writes in his column as part of our special coverage marking the anniversary of the atrocious Christchurch terror attack: Kia kaha, be strong.
March 14, 2020