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International Women's Day: portrait of a Lebanese trapshooter

  • Ahead of International Women's Day, and as part of a series of portraits of women working in male-dominated professions, Ray Bassil is a female trapshooter from Lebanon.
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Manta rays perform in the Singapore aquarium

  • Visitors to a Singapore aquarium can now witness first-hand the intelligence of reef manta rays – the aquarium’s largest and most iconic species – and their close bonds with aquarists (divers). After a few years of conditioning sessions, aquarists can now get up close and even syringe-feed the ...
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Slovenian heroines’ small ray of sunshine for injured Gazan children

  • I would like to tell you about two women who have impressed me so much, not for who they are but for what they have done — and continue to do. They are examples of the fundamental humanitarian sentiments that all human beings should harbor in their hearts. Their feelings of empathy go beyond w...
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Lebanon’s remorseless vultures and helpless citizens

  • Vultures roam around their prey and wait for it to die. They do not kill it. They take advantage of their prey’s sickness or injury without expending any effort. They would surely blame the circumstances, not their intentions or actions. This is not an article on zoology, I was just describin...
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Assessment, probability, hearsay, judgment, double standard

  • US President Joe Biden did well to publish the declassified report by the CIA on the murder of the late Jamal Khashoggi. His former boss, President Barack Obama, also did well to publish the 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission report that President George W. Bush had classified. Those expecting t...
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An Arab American Thanksgiving

  • One of the greatest contributions of the Arab world to the Western world is the gift of Arab food. This is especially true in the US, where the national menu has grown as a result of the arrival of immigrants from all around the world. One of America’s most important food holidays is Thanksgi...
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Let’s stop worshipping at the altar of competition

  • A session I had been particularly looking forward to at the World Government Summit in Dubai last week was the one with Ray Dalio, the noted American investor. At first, I was not disappointed: Dalio’s account of the rise and fall of empires over the past 500 years succeeded marvelously well ...
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The big 50-year assessment

  • I turned 50 this April. The Big 50 is a significant milestone in my life and anyone’s life, I imagine. I guess it is true what they say, age is just a number, but more importantly, it is a mindset. I take my birthday like the end-of-year performance review at work. I sit with myself and review ...
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Eco-worriers under the sun

  • A remarkable transformation is taking place beneath the unrelenting rays of the sun, where shadows are becoming smaller and sand is dancing in the heat. One that is paved with solar panels, wind farms, and a blossoming vision of a greener future, Saudi Arabia is now charting a course that is al...
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We are angry but not hateful

  • As human beings witnessing the death, destruction, and suffering in Gaza, we alternate between anger and despair. Any human being witnessing the deaths on Oct. 7 of innocent men, women and children in Israel experienced the same. It is our destiny in life to go from moments of pleasure and happ...
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