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Stop treading the beaten path

These days, the most common words dominating the world media headlines are: Terrorism, terrorists and coalition against extremists. Well, there is nothing to complain against this trend.



Ukraine caught in the cross-fire

As the political and social crisis in Ukraine has escalated, Kiev urgently needs to take emergency measures to save its shattered economy and restore law and order in the turmoil-stricken country.



Dress for the job... or it’s not yours

A very senior journalist came to Dubai some years ago for an interview for the post of the editor of a newspaper. He fetched up on time wearing torn jeans, a scruffy T-shirt and tennis shoes.



Economics of violence

What is the biggest source of violence in our world? With the brutal conflicts in Syria, Ukraine, and elsewhere constantly in the news, many people would probably say war.



The tactic of disappearance

Militants who swept like an army across Iraq and Syria are expected to return to guerrilla warfare and melt into the population to avoid heavy losses from US-led air strikes, analysts say.



Muslim coalition needed to fight extremism

Who likes to play the devil’s advocate? I certainly do not.



Taking care for the company

The owner of a company has just dismissed one of his executives on the grounds that he did not care for his health and, therefore, was a liability.



Ugly tentacles of terrorism

A group of imams and organizations representing British Muslims has written Prime Minister David Cameron asking him to stop using the phrase “Islamic State” when talking about the new country carved o



Europe’s tattered social contract

For most of the beginning of 2014, the euro zone seemed to be in a state of recovery — weak and unsteady, but nonetheless real.



Price of Scottish independence

Though the world’s eyes now are on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, Scotland is not alone in seeking to redraw national boundaries.

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