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WWE has entertainment and sport in perfect harmony

  • Professional wrestling is a controversial sport. For starters, the idea of two men — often more — trying to beat each other into submission does not exactly have a universal appeal. Unlike its “amateur” variant, known as Greco-Roman wrestling, which is recognized by the International Olympics C...
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World is full of heroes who selflessly help others

  • The world is a big place and it never stops. Therefore, it is rare that a single news story dominates headlines across the globe, especially when it does not directly impact a large number of people, the way a natural disaster or armed conflict does. Yet the story of 12 boys from a soccer team ...
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Will US force through a long-awaited end to the conflict in Syria?

  • Former CIA Director Gen. David H. Petraeus. (AFP) At a speaking engagement in Washington on Thursday, Gen. David Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the commander who oversaw the “surge” policy in Iraq in 2007, spoke about Syria and the prospe...
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Will the US continue to lead on climate change?

  • On March 1, the temperature in Washington was a record-setting 80 degrees Fahrenheit. During the month of February, almost 6,000 other high temperature records were recorded across the US, while over the past two years, many parts of Europe and the Middle East experienced unusual weather patter...
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Will 2019 be the year North Korea sheds its rogue state status?

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (Reuters) As the New Year dawned, North Korea returned to international headlines once again. Unlike in years past, the reason was not a new missile test or a threat against one of its neighbors. Rather, it was its enigmatic leader, Kim Jong ...
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While the big powers squabble, Syrians pay the price

  • Much like the conflicts in Bosnia and Rwanda before it, the war in Syria seems destined to leave a black mark on the history of humanity. Although it began in 2011 as a peaceful protest movement against an authoritarian regime, the conflict has claimed the lives of close to 400,000 people and has...
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We should be able to enjoy our food, not fear it

  • A turkey is carved for Thanksgiving. (AP Photo) Thanksgiving is arguably the biggest holiday in the US. It is celebrated by virtually everybody, regardless of political leanings, religious affiliations or ethnic backgrounds. While watching American football on television is ...
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Visiting Saudi Arabia? Hope you like coffee

  • An American friend of mine told me he will be visiting Saudi Arabia and asked me about what to expect. After pausing for a few seconds, I told him, “I hope you like coffee.” While Saudi Arabia is probably not the first country that comes to mind when one thinks of coffee the way Colombia, Bra...
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Vision 2030 eyes the future while learning from the past

  • There is little doubt that Vision 2030 could not only fundamentally change Saudi Arabia’s economy, but also how Saudis define their roles as citizens. It is the most ambitious package of reforms to be implemented in Saudi Arabia. ...
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Vision 2030 can take Saudi Arabia back to the future

  • As its name suggests, Saudi Vision 2030 is charting a new course for the Kingdom’s future. With innovative mega-projects like Neom, the Red Sea Project and Al-Qiddiya, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the architect of the Vision, and his deputies are looking to transform Saudi Arabia’s economy...
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