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Paradise Papers increase pressure for tax transparency

By Andrew Hammond The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivers his annual set-piece budget statement on Wednesday in the wake of the Paradise Paper revelations. The disclosures, coming after the separate Panama Paper leaks last year, have re-energised debate on global tax transparency. The Paradise Papers have put …

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Sharjah shows it cares for children

By Hessa Khalfan Al Ghazal If we are to create a sustainable and well-balanced society in the future, we have to ensure we nurture and care for our children today, while giving them the opportunity to shape their communities. This is the reasoning behind the Unicef Child Friendly Cities Initiative. …

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Same Dreams, Same Graves!

By Syed M. Aslam Abu-Muhammad Muslih al-Deen bin Abdallah Shirazi, better known to us as Saadi Shirazi, or Saadi of Shiraz, is respected the world over for the depth of his social and moral thoughts of his Persian writings- both poetry and prose. He is recognized as one of the …

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Saudi is right in cracking the whip on Hezbollah

By Amir Taheri Two recent events have injected energy and excitement in the political landscape of the Middle East. The first event was the decision by the Saudi leadership to create a new mechanism to deal with alleged cases of corruption, embezzlement and influence peddling. The sheer number of cases …

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Still a distant dream

By Aneel Ahmed Usmani It is very unfortunate that with the passage of time, the gap between men and women in terms of economic and political parity appears to be widening rather than narrowing. The World Economic Forum’s latest “Global Gender Gap Report” suggests achieving gender parity is a more …

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America handing over leadership to Russia and China

By David Ignatius As President Trump ends his Asia trip, he might sum up the 12-day journey with a revision of the remark attributed to Julius Caesar: Veni, vidi, blandivi. I came, I saw, I flattered. Trump’s trip was closer to a pilgrimage than a projection of power. The president …

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Labbaik Ya Rasoolullah (SAW)

By Syed M. Aslam Instead of making the protestors the butt of his undemocratic and undeserved rage Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal should explain why he needed a Saudi Aqama. The sit-in staged by Labbaik-Ya-Rasoolullah (Peace be Upon him) movement protestors were exercising their democratic, legal, and moral rights to demand …

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Give teens room to take risks and grow

By Dan Romer A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behaviour in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of the wild teenage brain to rest. Brain deficits don’t make teens do risky things; lack of experience and a …

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Annihilation of humanity

Annihilation

THE GRIEF-STRICKEN ROHINGYA’S  By Dr Asim Hussain Myanmar is known to the world as Burma. A state having a population of around 51 million out of which around 1.3 million is of Muslims minority mostly residing in the state of Rakhine. The Rohingya have existed in Myanmar, a Buddhist majority …

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