Opinion: A New Middle East Doctrine

By Maktoum Bin Butti Al Maktoum The Qatar situation in the Middle East is not a crisis, but a disaster in broader terms. Unfortunately, even the recent American State Department mediation efforts seem to have underestimated the situation, looking at it as merely a family feud between the brotherly countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council

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Miss World Australia Says Alot is “Misconstrued” About Islam

DUBAI: Bosnian Muslim Esma Voloder, who fled her warn-torn roots has been named Miss World Australia 2017. Voloder, 25, spent time in a refugee camp before her parents fled their native Bosnia during the war that raged on from 1992-1995. She came to Australia as a 5-month-old baby and has come a long way since

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An Egyptian-Canadian Has Been Cast for Disney’s Remake of Aladdin

By Arfa Shahid Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud has been cast in the leading role for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, a feat many view as progress in Hollywood with regards to casting actors of color. It was in that moment, as he looked into her eyes, that he saw a soul so beautfully captivating that

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Egypt’s President Sissi is Bullying Rivals Ahead of His Re-election Bid

A prominent Egyptian lawyer faces trial for making an obscene gesture, as Egypt’s president bullies rivals ahead of his re-election bid By Salma Islam If Khaled Ali is worried, he isn’t showing it. Sitting behind a wooden desk in his office in downtown Cairo, the prominent human rights attorney is discussing his case with the

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Opinion: The Saudi Big Bet

By Fadila Al Jaffal Mohammed bin Salman, who appeared on the stage two years ago with all the charisma of a Hollywood Arab prince, is also the decision-maker who drives difficult issues in his country, boldly breaking old taboos along his journey toward becoming an expert statesman and king. The people revere him as a

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Business Outlook: ‘Make or Break’ for OPEC

 By Ole Hansen Hedge funds and oil traders in general have had a difficult quarter, particularly given the Opec/non-Opec production cut deal’s failure to boost prices. The outlook for gold, however, is more bullish given geopolitical uncertainties and policy risks. “We maintain a bullish outlook for gold in the belief that the risk to the

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Pakistani Investigation Committee Report Recommends Filing Reference Against PM

ISLAMABAD: The Joint Investigation Team (JIT), formed to probe the money trail of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family’s offshore properties, submitted its fourth and final report to the Supreme Court today and it recommended the apex court to file reference against the prime minister and his two sons under NAB Ordinance, ARY News reported. According to ARY News

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A Nuclear Affair

BY Muhammad Riaz Pasha No one should be a nuclear supplier or a member of a nuclear supplier group  On June 15, more than 130 nations reconvened at the United Nations for the final session of negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. While the U.S. and other nuclear-armed and nuclear-allied nations boycotted this process,

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