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Dealing with the brainwashed

Exactly what motivates an individual to join the ranks of a terrorist organization like the self-ascribed Islamic State (IS)? It really is a mind-boggling question.



Fighting extremist ideology

It is not a coincidence that in some Western countries, whose constitutions clearly stipulate protecting freedom of expression and partisanship, Nazism is exceptionally banned in belief and in practic



Will Erdogan’s charisma hold on June 7?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is playing an increasingly active role in Turkey’s legislative election campaign as the ruling party faces its biggest ballot box challenge since it came to powe



‘Weight’ a minute, this is trouble

Obesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females, suggests a study led by an Indian-American researcher.



Time to stop blaming others

Today, there are more than 50 countries that make up the entire Muslim world. Followers of Islam are not confined to any particular geographical entity. Muslims are found all across the world.



No room for sectarianism

How do we explain the incident — a young man of this very country with a belt of explosives wrapped around his body enter a supposedly safe place like a mosque and blows himself up resulting in the de



Running from pillar to post

It has only been about three years that Saudi women have been allowed to sponsor their non-Saudi husbands and children.



Turkey comes to the rescue

Details about Turkey’s recent deal with Washington to provide air support for Syrian rebels are scant and characterized by the term “in principle.” However, it is an interesting development and a firs



Nobody to pat Modi’s back

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s admiration of China is well known, so much so that he doesn’t miss any opportunity to emulate China’s penchant for superlatives like biggest, highest, longest and



National unity under attack

The suicide bombing inside a mosque in Qatif on Friday, the first such attack in the Kingdom, which saw several people killed and 100 injured, has shocked the nation and again raised questions about t

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