Gaddafi, the man who came to dinner

Published in The Nation on 9-Dec-2011 John Swinton, the doyen of the New York press corps, upon his retirement, made the following speech:  There is no such thing, at this stage of the world’s history in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is …

Saudi Arabia Budget 2012: A Balanced Approach

Mehmood-Ul-Hassan Khan The government of Saudi Arabia announced a $187 billion surplus budget 2012 which clearly showed its wise leadership strong commitments to provide every possible facility to its people. Saudi Arabia being the largest economy of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and MENA (Middle East and North Africa) is …