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In Abraham’s footsteps

  • Nothing celebrates the oneness of humanity and submission and surrender to the will of God as Haj does. The millions of voices perpetually chanting in unison, Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik, La Shareek Laka Labbaik, Innal Hamdah, Wan Nematah, Laka wal Mulk, La Shareek Laka, reaffirming their faith and...
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Revamping the health sector

  • One cannot imagine the level of frustration of Health Minister Khalid Al-Falih when he took charge of the top most at the ministry. He had come from an entirely different work environment of Aramco, which is known for its efficiency and professionalism. On the other hand, the Health Ministry was...
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Promoting integrative medicine

  • As health care expenditure in India shows a steady upward movement, this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has drawn popular attention toward traditional remedies that the modern society so often ignores. Three scientific researchers — William Campbell and Satoshi Omura,...
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The cynicism of realpolitik

  • Not a day is passed without coming across the term “national interests” used in official statements, analyses and commentaries. It is one of the most favorite terms of global leaders while explaining their dealings or disagreements with other countries.Countries discuss geopolitical issues at...
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Bold visit brings fresh ray of hope

  • Intelligent men have no enemies, said Chanakya, the author of Arthashastra, the bible of statecraft. Advising leaders against conflicts, Chanakya warns that avoidable confrontations could be a distraction from the greater objective of empire building. I wonder how the ancient Hindu sage would...
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Economic growth after Arab Spring

  • Five years after the so-called Arab Spring uprisings began, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have achieved reasonable levels of political stability. Yet economic growth remains tepid, and the International Monetary Fund does not expect the pace of expansion to exceed 1.5 percent per capita this...
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Big test awaits Gandhis

  • The assembly elections looming on India’s horizon are being billed as a mini-referendum on the performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Narendra Modi-led national government. But the truth is that there is much more at stake for Sonia Gandhi’s opposition Congress Party than the ruling BJP in...
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A bridge to unity, strength

  • The five-day visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will be inscribed in history books in more ways than one. He has proved to the doubters and the rumormongers, who’ve gleefully cast suspicions on the strength of Saudi-Egyptian ties, that nothing will break the bond between these...
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Canada, Sikhs and apologies

  • The Canadians are a strange lot. Who in their right mind would offer apologies with folded hands for something that happened more than a century ago? Justin Trudeau, Canada’s young prime minister, has decided to tender a formal apology next month before Parliament for what is known as the...
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Green Card: A ray of hope for expats

  • Emad is an Egyptian engineer. Ahmed is a Syrian accountant. Both are very close friends and their families are like one big family. Both the friends have been living in Saudi Arabia for the past 35 years. Their children grew up together. All their childhood memories were formed in Saudi Arabia...
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