Ebola: The next weapon of mass destruction?

Ever since the return of the deadly Ebola — a disease that snuffs out human life in the most gruesome manner — in parts of Africa last February, the world has witnessed two extreme reactions in the fo

Australia is fighting terrorism with care

The discovery that many Australians have joined the “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist enterprise has been alarming, especially in Australia itself.

Al-Abadi walks a tightrope

The task of Iraq’s new Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi of forming an inclusive government is far from being easy.

Cyberspace turning into battlefield

The US has launched a social media offensive against the Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda, setting out to win the war of ideas by ridiculing the militants with a mixture of blunt language and sarcasm.<

How to run a car company

In a conference to “rising stars of the automotive industry”, Didier Leroy, CEO of Toyota Europe, gave the young audience advice on how to be successful managers.

Scorned wisdom of UK ‘Camel Corps’

Long before the execution of the US journalist, James Foley, by a presumed British militant, there was a growing perception of the UK as a pre-eminent breeding ground of extremism.

Modi’s political somersault

It is difficult to understand whether calling off Indo-Pak talks is merely a diplomatic error on the part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi or the domestic political dynamics have played any role in thi

Owning a house still a distant dream

I looked at a piece of land here a few years ago and the guy wanted SR450,000 for a 600-meter plot,” said Omar as we sped north of Jeddah on our way to a dinner of freshly-caught fish in Dhahban, arou

Children in the crosshairs

In the old days which we call the Middle Ages or even the primitive era, wars were fought hand to hand and combat was honorable. If the brothers in arms never met again that parting was well made.

A fresh look at Gaza gas

Aside from the debate on who actually won in the five weeks of Gaza war between Israel and Hamas, the focus will be on future negotiations in September and whether they will indicate a serious shift i

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