The Ebola virus species that has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa caught everyone by surprise when it erupted thousands of kilometers from its historical hotbed.
As Alexander Pope famously wrote, “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” The estimable Pope could afford to coin such highbrow quips because he was a poet, not a chief information security officer.
There appears to be a debate currently taking place on how those living in the Gulf states are viewed by their fellow Arab brothers and sisters in other countries in the region.
When people discuss Yemen, they usually refer to the large southwestern area of the Arabian Peninsula strategically sandwiched between Saudi Arabia and Oman with thousands of miles of beautiful and pr
The phrase “Silk Road” evokes a romantic image — half history, half myth — of tented camel caravans winding their way across the trackless deserts and mountains of Central Asia.
For many months, government and media in the UK have been voicing concern about British Muslims who have traveled to Syria to enlist as jihadis, with the potential to return to the UK as trained terro
Margaret Chan, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), issued an unusually stark warning this week, declaring: “I have never seen a health event threaten the very survival of societies and go
Over the past few weeks, what with the Nobel hoopla and all, everyone has had something to say or write about Malala Yousafzai.
On Oct. 5, Saudi Arabia hosted the annual conference in Mina, attended by heads of state and heads of delegations performing Haj from all Muslim countries.
Consider this comical scene described by Peter Van Buren, a former US diplomat, who was deployed to Iraq on a 12-month assignment in 2009-10.
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