What We Are Reading Today: The Chief by Joan Biskupic

What We Are Reading Today: The Chief by Joan Biskupic

This is an incisive biography of the US Supreme Court’s enigmatic chief justice, taking us inside the momentous legal decisions of his tenure so far.  In The Chief, award-winning journalist Joan Biskupic contends that Chief Justice Roberts is torn between two, often divergent, priorities: To carry out a conservative agenda, and to protect the Supreme…

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What We Are Reading Today: Of Privacy and Power

What We Are Reading Today: Of Privacy and Power

KSA’s Eastern Province residents welcome Sharqiah Season visitors from far and wide RIYADH: Residents of the Eastern Province are no strangers to foreign visitors — the nation’s oil heartland has been welcoming them for years. But more have been arriving with the opening of Sharqiah Season, featuring over 80 events across the region’s cities. Organized…

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Sweet victory as rising star wins Jeddah baking contest

Sweet victory as rising star wins Jeddah baking contest

RIYADH: The Arab coalition supporting the internationally recognized Yemeni government is committed to protecting regional and global security, a spokesman said Monday. Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki was asked at a press briefing about Houthi militias threatening to target the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the UAE. “This is their way to disturb peace,” Al-Maliki…

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Booming Bangalore: India’s ‘It’ city

Booming Bangalore: India’s ‘It’ city

DUBAI: Officially called Bengaluru — though not by the locals — Bangalore, the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka, is lauded as the ‘Silicon Valley of India’ thanks to the presence of prestigious IT companies and a burgeoning technology sector. Once known for its sprawling gardens and lakes, today Bangalore is more easily identified…

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Makkah all set for its first flower festival

Makkah all set for its first flower festival

DUBAI: Young Arabs are taking the region’s offline markets online, from fitness and recruitment to car repairs and chalet hire.  Nineteen start-ups have been chosen so far to take part in the Misk 500 MENA Accelerator Program. Anwaar Alrefae, a 26-year-old Kuwaiti, is one of them, with her Project 5 Miles (P5M) health and fitness…

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