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Is Daesh in Pakistan or Not? Confusion All Around

By Omar R Quraishi One would have thought that the answer to this important question would be clear cut— either it is there in Pakistan or it isn’t. However, if one was to go by recent statements of senior government officials, including the interior minister, then the answer becomes somewhat muddled. Of late, Daesh has

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Wheels Of Fortune

By Aida Al Busaidy As a kid, I self-taught myself a lot of things … including the art of cycling. I call it an art because it’s about balance as much as it is about control; it’s also about having a sense of direction and a sense of purpose. Everyone else had a bicycle when

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Saudi’s Nimr Al Nimr: A Martyr or Terrorist?

BY Hussein Shobokshi Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of 47 terrorists—45 of whom were Saudi nationals—sent a loud and clear message: that there will be absolutely zero tolerance for terrorism, extremism or sectarianism in the Kingdom. Many Saudis reaction to the news was one of relief as it brought a sense of closure to an ugly

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Fly With Me

A young woman with a popular YouTube travel channel recounts how her decision to quit her job to pursue her dreams helped her lead an authentic life  By Haifa Beseisso  I didn’t expect the feedback on the video or the messages from people asking me how I did it; that they wished they could do

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The Loss of Yemen

The Tragic state of a Great Nation  By Tamara Khamis Once known as the Arabia Felix, Yemen has now been reduced to a place of regional armed conflict, rebel fighting and destruction. The relatively vibrant life that once filled the streets of the capital has been replaced with fear, violence and an eerie silence. The

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