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A world caught between religion and revolution

By Mohammad Hassan Al Harbi The elimination of the terrorist group Daesh [the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant] is not an easy job. Making the terror group a thing of the past is difficult, despite the losses it has incurred at the hands of the international coalition …

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It’s springtime of change for women in the Arab world

By Kamel Daoud Who is still waging revolution in the Arab world? Not the ones who have trapped themselves in violence or extremism. Not the left-wing elites, now aging, disarmed and discredited after the debacle of their nationalist movements. Not the young bloggers who were at the forefront of various …

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The emotionally intelligent earn more

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne When psychologists first proposed the concept of emotional intelligence and its related measure, EQ, they claimed that this is the type of intelligence that really matters in order to succeed in life. Also referred to by some as “street smarts,” or practical intelligence, EQ was conceived …

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State Secrets!

By Syed M. Aslam We live in a land of state secrets. The area of the expansive state popularly known as Jatiumra is a secret; the work visas in Gulf states called Aqamas are a national secret too; the sprawling palaces in UK, France, Dubai, Spain, Turkey, and elsewhere are …

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Getting into the mind of the mass murderer

By Allen Frances Mass murders are becoming a depressingly familiar routine in the United States. And the frequency can only increase as future cohorts of copycat killers are spawned by the seductive opportunity to temporarily gain the spotlight. Amidst the anguish and heartbreak felt by the victims’ families, there are …

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His Master’s Voice!

By Syed M. Aslam Acting like the mouthpiece of his masters the Power and Power Minister turned Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif lashing out at certain individuals and outfits during his maiden visit of America called them a burden on Pakistan. Without sounding to defend the individuals and the outfits that …

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Nationalism, an epidemic of hatred and division

By Linda S. Heard Those loyal to their country regardless of its imperfections and who feel at one with their compatriots demand respect. However, there is a fine line between patriotism and nationalism which is often misunderstood. The former French president Charles de Gaulle famously said, “Patriotism is when love …

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Immature Imran!

By Syed M. Aslam I feel that Imran Khan should thank Asif Kirmani for calling him ‘politically immature’ simply because I feel that the comment comes from one of many fiercest foes of Imran. Imran should also not only thank Allah The Almighty that he is not as politically mature …

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Migrants are changing the face of Europe

By Jon Van Housen & Mariella Radaelli Europe’s response to a flood of refugees between 2014 and 2017 showed the world that the cradle of civilisation that produced so many deep thinkers continues to strive toward a higher order of governance based on compassion and tolerance. The lands that brought …

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