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Islamophobia: The Outsiders

American Muslims are on edge By Zahir Janmohamed In the time it takes you to read this piece, it is possible that another anti-Muslim incident might have occurred in the United States. I began reporting this piece on February 11, after news broke that a 68-year-old Afghan American Muslim man, Abdul Jamil Kamawal, was beaten

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Saudi Arabia: The End of Oil

Austerity has hit the Saudi street. But this may kickstart a new, innovative economy By Khadeeja Balkhi “The wake-up call has arrived. The politics of waste must end,” Khaled Al Maeena says in his 27th floor office in the Saudi city of Jeddah. He was referring to a transformation plan that has shaken Saudi Arabia—the

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Weaponizing Global Finance

A new U.S. law targets suspicious accounts down to the micro-level By Nicholas Noe Looking back at the American-led response to the 9/11 attacks, it is difficult to find clear-cut successes tied to military intervention. Osama Bin Laden may have been killed, but his organization—and even more brutal successors like Daesh—has expanded. At the same

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India – U.A.E: Leaning in

India and the UAE must address the challenges in their relationship by S. Venkat Narayan Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally greeted him at the airport—the third dignitary honored in such a way after U.S. President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The visit on February 10 signaled the strong ties between both countries.

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Qatar Airways CEO: Building A Dream

By Leila Hatoum Time is in short order when you are pushing your country’s national carrier forward in a fiercely competitive, global industry, as well as spearheading the building of the world’s “most unique airport,” while trying to find new ways to serve your passengers. Sitting at one of eight private lush retreat rooms in

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Somewhere They Belong

A lack of civic justice places bidoons at the bottom of Kuwait’s social ladder By ABDULLAH AL ELYAN Ali, not his real name, wakes up every day at dawn to pray and rush to the wholesale marketplace. He buy fresh produce with the little money he has, before touring the streets of Kuwait to sell them

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Zero-Tolerance Policy

Pakistan’s war on terror has reached a decisive phase and promises to redefine the way the world looks at the embattled country. By Dr. Shahid Masood When geostrategy shapes regional conflicts, extremism seamlessly molds into terrorism. This has unfortunately been Pakistan’s reality for over a decade now. In the midst of an uncertain and shifting economic

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Captain Emirates: Flying High

Emirates airlines expects higher profits, no planned IPO – Chairman By MOHAMMAD SALMAN IQBAL and LEILA HATOUM Sitting behind his desk checking his computer, Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum has little time to spare. The dynamic sheikh is, after all, the head of numerous high-profile government conglomerates in Dubai, prompting him to stay up to date with

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Nimr Al Nimr: Anatomy of a Man

Why is the death of one person stirring all this tension? BY Ibrahim Fraihat SINCE RETURNING TO HIS VILLAGE in eastern Saudi Arabia in 1999, after having spent over a decade studying, teaching and preaching abroad (namely in Iran and Syria) Sheikh Nimr Baqir Al Nimr’s fiery speeches were causing considerable frustration to the Saudi

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Cry, For My Son, For His Freedom

A Pakistani immigrant recounts her struggle since the arrest of her son for plotting a terrorist attack, and her husband’s subsequent detention by immigration authorities By Fatima Bhojani On August 14, 2009 he wrote: “I am trying to stay strong. Ma, today I talk to you and you were crying a lot I know you

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