EXCLUSIVE: Interview with UAE’s Minister of Tolerance

Advocating tolerance: H.E. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi sits down for an exclusive interview with Newsweek Middle East By Irene Hell “Sometimes I think it is mindboggling… when all of a sudden you find a teenager who left home because he wanted to fight in Syria, and you think what have I done to my child? Why

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The Borrowing Spree

Arab Gulf oil exporters to issue more debt in 2017 By Martin Dokoupil  Arab Gulf oil exporters are likely to continue borrowing heavily from international markets over the coming years as fiscal gaps in most countries are expected to remain large with a marked recovery in oil prices not on the cards for the foreseeable future. But

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The Armless Cricketer

The remarkable story of Aamir Hussain Lone By Tahir Ibn Manzoor  It is a story that has gone viral across social media outlets and captured the hearts of people all over the world. Aamir Hussain Lone, captain of Kashmir’s para-cricket team, is a true manifestation of the strength of human spirit, overcoming his own physical disability to

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Trump’s New Favorite College

The president-elect got swamped in the popular vote. Is it time for the U.S. to flunk the electoral college? By Matthew Cooper If you voted in the recent presidential election, there’s a pretty good chance you spent some time pondering the qualifications of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. There’s almost no chance you were thinking

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The Trump Effect: Possible Recession

By Christopher Dembik Trump as President Could Surprise on the Upside The question that many investors have is whether U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s victory constitutes a real breach from the perspective of financial markets. Until now, the answer is no. No one has been able to predict the exact measures that Trump will implement once

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Behind the Scenes

The SFX talents behind The Matrix, 300, Game of Thrones and more By Joseph Fahim When special effects (SFX) make-up maestros Chadi Abdo and Dan Frye, whose works include renowned blockbuster movies and series such as The Matrix, 300 and Game of Thrones attended Maskoon, the Arab World’s first film festival for horror, sci-fi and fantasy

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This Week in History: November 30 – December 6

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  December 3, 1912: First Balkan War Ends The Balkan League, a military coalition between Greece, Serbia, Bulgaria and Montenegro, signed an armistice agreement with the Ottoman Empire on this day in history, with Greece refusing to sign the truce agreement despite being

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A Time for Change

Kuwait’s opposition and newcomers win 24 of 50 parliamentary seats By Abdullah Alelyan Kuwait’s November 26 parliamentary elections were by far the most controversial public voting in the country over the past decade, as many Kuwaitis refused to reelect most outgoing members of the Parliament (MPs) who are considered “government deputies.” Allegations of political money being

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