Want to be Happy, Tolerant, Young? UAE Has a Ministry For That

DUBAI, Feb 10  – It sounds a bit New Age, but the United Arab Emirates has just appointed state ministers for happiness, tolerance and youth. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE prime minister who is also the ruler of Dubai, announced the new lineup on Wednesday via his official Twitter account. It is apparently

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Fighting Terrorism With Tolerance

Societies are becoming aware that the war on terror cannot be won through violence BY Dr. Habib Al Mulla It has been nearly 15 years since the U.S.-led global ‘War on Terror’ was launched, but airstrikes, bombings, ground forces, and enhanced intelligence ops are yet to adequately mitigate the threat that extremism presents. In fact,

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How The UAE’s Model Works

Emirati Tolerance: A Necessary Role Model for a Beleaguered Middle East BY Habib Al-Mulla Wherever one looks in the Middle East region, it is difficult to see beyond the impact of extremism on religion, culture, education, and politics. Hatred, wars, anarchy, sectarianism, instability, and crises define perceptions both within and outside the area; extremism seems

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