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Turkey’s Academic Future: A Degree of Uncertainty

Turkey’s higher education makeover drives students’ academic future into uncertainty BY Lorena Rios On July 23, Mira, a 21-year-old international student at Gediz University, was on her way to the pristine beaches of Cesme on Turkey’s Aegean coast. Instead of enjoying her stroll with friends, Mira found her university campus and dormitory had been cordoned off

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Securing the Hybrid Cloud

What skills do you need? BY Brian Dye  Hybrid cloud models offer many well-documented benefits, but they also introduce more complexity for securing data and applications across the enterprise. This added complexity requires an increasingly diverse skill set for security teams. That’s a challenge, considering the growing shortage in cybersecurity skills. In a recent study,

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BUSINESS OUTLOOK: Volatility is on the Rise Again

BY Noureldeen Al Hammoury Crude Oil Rally Fades Since the beginning of the year, when oil producers decided to discuss the intention to freeze their oil production, crude oil prices recovered dramatically, moving from as low as $26 per barrel during January trading sessions to crossing the $50 threshold towards the end of May. However, the

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Safeguarding Your Future

Five steps to preventing sensitive business data loss BY Mark Stevens While today’s data breaches may differ in terms of attack type and origin, they all produce the same result—significant data loss. Data is the lifeblood of most modern companies and the long-term negative impact on those who suffer breaches demonstrates just how serious the issue

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The Smoking Gun

Assad regime claims innocence, as a U.N. report accuses it of carrying two chlorine attacks in Syria BY Michael Cruickshank For the doctors, in opposition-held Eastern Aleppo, the night of August 10 was different. Their patients’ bodies bore no horrific shrapnel and burn injuries this time. Instead, the victims were vomiting and gasping for air.

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The Jasta Controversy: Is There a Longer-Term Agenda?

  BY Dr. Habib Al Mulla It was an event future historians may well regard as something of a watershed—but not solely for the obvious issues now being discussed by the media, argued over by lawyers, and scrutinized by national security experts. On May 17, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism

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BUSINESS OUTLOOK: So Long To Oil Dependency

GCC states must diversify their economies BY Mohamed Zidan More than two months ago, a natural disaster hit Alberta, the oil-rich Canadian province, causing interruption in production for weeks. The wildfire witnessed by the state was devastating to the extent that 90,000 people were evacuated and human activity was completely halted. At the same time, large

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Gaza Animals Get A Second Chance At Life

Four Paws International moves animals from the world’s worst zoo BY Sami Abu Salem When Newsweek Middle East broke the news on the world’s worst zoo in Khan Younis, south of Gaza earlier this year, animal rights’ groups and activists were quick to take action. And while some called for closing down the place, there were

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A Helping Hand

By Mostapha Raad Wars have never left anyone without a loss. For Ali Serhan, images of the 15-year Lebanese civil war, which started in 1975, continue to play in his mind. The fighting took its toll on Serhan’s life after a shrapnel from an exploding bomb claimed his right arm while he was hiding in a

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Guantanamo: The Outcasts

The UAE has recently welcomed a batch of Guantanamo Bay detainees, again! BY Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla In the largest operation of its kind, the United States deported 15 Guantanamo inmates—12 Yemenis and three Afghanis—to the UAE last week. The sudden news caught the public’s attention, not because the inmates were being deported to the UAE, but

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