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Education in the UAE: A School Principal Pens Her Thoughts

By Sheikha Deemas Yohan Al Yeris Al Subosi My belief that the foundation of a strong state rests in the education of it’s youth and my passion as an educationist motivated me to start my career as a teacher in the UAE. I stepped into my role in education on September 18, 1973. It led me

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Why Devote an Entire Day to Honor Girlhood?

By Meera Damji October 11 marks the International Day of the Girl, which the United Nations began commemorating in 2011. Every year, this day is celebrated to honor the girl child.  But, have you ever wondered why it is so important to celebrate girls? Why do we dedicate an entire day just honor girlhood? Well,

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Lest We Forget: My Experience at the Muslim Jewish Conference

By Aleena Khan It is a part of ancient Jewish tradition to leave a small stone or pebble at a grave. While there are various perspectives on why one leaves a visitation stone, what everyone agrees on is that a stone will never die. Unlike flowers, a stone is permanent, something that signifies more than

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Cracking The Crisis

EXCLUSIVE TO NEWSWEEK MIDDLE EAST By Hala Fadel Technology can and must address the tremendous challenges posed by the worst refugee crisis in recent history Some problems are so big, you don’t even know where to start. The refugee crisis is a problem of this magnitude. With the refugee population reaching around 20 million, governments are

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From Reassurance to Shared Interests: Bridging the Gulf at the Riyadh Summit

President Obama’s visit to the Gulf region  should serve as a reminder of the important partnership between the two players By Muath Al Wari and Elisa Catalano Ewers President Barack Obama’s meeting with the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Saudi Arabia this week is a previously scheduled follow-up to last year’s Camp

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Leading From The Front

Our Muslim homelands are at stake. And we’re tackling the challenge head on  By Brigadier General Ahmed Hassan Al Asiri For the first time in history, 39 Muslim nations have come together to establish a broad global military coalition with the sole aim of countering terrorism. From a Joint Command and Coordination Center in Riyadh,

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America’s Secret Weapon

By Bill Gates April 18 – This presidential election has the country captivated. As many commentators have pointed out, the primaries are more focused on personalities than policy. While the parties focus on who is going to represent them in the fall, I want to make the case for something that I hope every candidate

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Between Bernie, the Vatican, and a Muslim American Liberation Theology

Khaled A. Beydoun On April 15, the Bernie Sanders campaign will make a visit far from the presidential electoral map: The Vatican. Pope Francis invited the presidential hopeful to a conference addressing social and economic inequality, acknowledging Sanders’ relentless campaign against structural poverty and its attendant perils. While the presidential field is comprised of five

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Pakistan Cricket: The Way Forward

By Razia Desai Aiming for the boundary but landing far short of a length. This would be an appropriate description of what ails Pakistani cricket at the moment. The national team’s hasty exit from the World T20 tournament has, in recent weeks, led to intense criticism from former players, followed by media reports of the

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