Exploring space is fun, isn't it? From the Sputnik launch in 1957, to the Apollo mission putting man on the Moon in 1969, to the two Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977 that are now the farthest human-made objects to travel...
It can't be emphasized enough that the United Kingdom is an island nation and that without a respectable sea power component, the country would have missed becoming one of the greatest powers in history. All that success was accumulated...
Few things are as useful to countries as membership in a progressive organization with business links around the world. For the 53 Commonwealth of Nations members meeting in London this week it's a chance to discuss ideas, policies, united positions...
The International Order is Broken We know this because the world's politicians are using military means to solve what are essentially political problems they don't know how to solve. As the Syrian crisis rolls into its 8th year no clear winner...
Why Norway? Of all the countries in the world that could get this right Norway is surely number one. In many areas of human endeavor, the tiny country of Norway (population 5.2 million) excels beyond all expectations -- being one of...
As the debate heats up over President Trump's 25 per cent steel tariffs and 10 per cent aluminum tariffs (some countries are exempted by Presidential Order) it's interesting to look at other scenarios that might play out better for...
President Xi Jinping of China was awarded a second term in office by the Communist Central Committee of China just days ago (and doubly rewarded because term limits no longer apply to Mr. Jinping) has received communication from the...
Western leaders should be pleased that Russia's President Vladimir Putin has been returned to power in Russia's March 18 presidential race capturing 77% of the vote in what appeared to be an easy win for the four-time Russian president. From...
In this op-ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli explores the Hebrew Bible to scrutinize Israel’s claims to land rights of Palestine and Jerusalem. He presents historical and biblical evidence that clear the myth about the ancestry of “Children of Israel” (the Israelites)...
There seems to be only one man in all of America who thinks the NAFTA agreement between the three North American economies is a bad deal for the United States. Which would be a very ordinary thing except that...
Unlike the south of Ireland which broke away from Great Britain in a gradual process that began in 1921 and completed in 1949, the 6 northern counties of Ireland remained loyal to the United Kingdom over the past 477...
Time is running down on the Brexit clock (399 days and counting!) and the default path seems the only way that will allow a smooth and orderly Brexit in a timeframe that could be construed as reasonable to British...
It's no surprise the wheels are coming off in Syria, and in the absence of an agreement between the various parties on the Syrian situation at the upcoming Munich Security Conference, things are certain to deteriorate further and at...
A new report by a prestigious polling firm says that a so-called 'No-Deal' WTO-style Brexit could cost one EU country €5.5 billion over the next two years, as opposed to a Brexit with a trade agreement where losses for...
While UK Prime Minister Theresa May continues to take the path of least resistance towards Brexit (all the while courting and fawning over EU politicians) Conservative backbenchers are said to be considering their chances of staging a coup against...
As European Union negotiators can't see any reason to support Brexit, they will continue to keep the European Union's best interests in mind -- which is to say, they will try to stop, slow, obfuscate, or otherwise derail the...
The People of the United Kingdom voted in the June 23, 2016 Brexit referendum to decide whether to continue their country's EU membership -- a vote won by the 'Leave' campaign with a 52-48 per cent margin of victory. This...
During the height of the Cold War, nothing was more feared than the accidental nuclear war where *someone* somewhere misinterpreted a radio call or misunderstood communications emanating from the other side. While this may seem implausible to some, miscommunication and...
Not since the 1979 Iranian revolution have so many people participated in large scale protests against the government. Indeed, the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari has yesterday declared the defeat of "sedition" in the country,...
As far as years go, UK Prime Minister Theresa May must be glad to see the end of 2017 as are many others in Britain and around the world. In matters Brexit, it was a year of low-level chaos...
"It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our...
Just as Theresa May's government appeared to be on the brink of collapse, the European Commission President asked the British Prime Minister to meet him in Brussels to jointly announce that negotiators had achieved the breakthrough needed in order...
Asma Bajawa, the Managing Director at People First, a Dubai based HR consultancy writes on how to market yourself to land on a job of your dreams As a business owner and employer, I am always looking for good talent...
It's starting to heat up in Brexit-land after 17 months of jockeying for position, and this month more than any month since June 2016 might indicate whether UK Prime Minister Theresa May's critics are right or wrong. Will Theresa May...
On June 23, 2016 the United Kingdom held an historic referendum so that voters could decide whether they wanted to leave the European Union governance architecture and over 52% of UK voters elected to "Leave" the EU. Subsequent divorce negotiations...
6 Fragrances. 6 Out of The World Stories. Three months ago, A friend of mine introduced me to the mind-boggling world of lush cosmetics. Now I was always under the notion that brand particularly catered to the needs of women...
The Background Punjabi cuisine is known to be one of India’s most distinct and popular type of cuisine offering quite a vast and interesting array of delectable and exotic dishes. The food is often cooked in a variety of culinary...
Taiwan is truly Asia's hidden gem and a travel lovers dream destination Known as Asia’s best kept secret or otherwise as Asia’s hidden gem, Taiwan is an amazing country replete with awe-inspiring panoramas, picture perfect locales, lip-smacking street food, towering...
In this Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyses the detrimental aftereffects of indecisiveness and inaction of the international community and world leaders on the world. He argues for a change in the criterion through which people select their leadership. We often hear many senior citizens, parents, and...
Everything From Reverse Brainstorming to the Medici Effect Having problems coming up with the next big idea that will catapult your company ahead of the competition? Do you want to improve your services or perhaps even create a new service that...
The media these days is flush with sensational news articles on violence. They are more worried about increasing their TRP ratings. But this is a modest attempt to analyse the reasons for such acts. There may be conflicting views on the...
Whether you’re going on a first date, celebrating your wedding anniversary or proposing to the one you love, Dubai is not short of special restaurants that cater for each and every special occasion. In this article we look at three...

Cannes 2016

A beautiful casting of notorious directors and glamorous actors With the Cannes 2016 all set to be opened from 11th May to 22nd May, excitement is in the air. The festival will be attended by leading stars and directors from...
Gone are the days when only an Emirates flight could get you easy entry into Dubai. Book the cheapest flight and save some bucks!  UPDATE: We are thankful to DVPC for the prompt action and helping out and resolving the issue...
Civilization and culture must never cluster because otherwise it would rip civilization of generality; with local cultures, resultantly, obstructing its penetration doubtlessly with insurmountable resolve and resistance     History has always been on the qui vive, with intentions to...
Inspired by the Cambridge student who gathered a huge online following after posting sneak peeks from her university life in the form of Instagram posts, each accompanied by a novel-like caption, Palestinian writer Ziad Khalifeh thought that just like...
The day calls for a celebration, and the eclectic cake is a metaphor for bitter-sweet moments, struggle and separation, but also of inspiration, success, and joy Fresh out of the oven, my country India leaves an aroma of stories that...
Amidst the delicacies in Ramadan, some experiences provide us food for the soul. Blessed are the people fasting in Dubai, and a special blessing is for the ones who spend Ramadan with family. It's as if even the watch observes...
“Ignorance and prejudice are the handmaidens of propaganda. Our mission, therefore, is to confront ignorance with knowledge, bigotry with tolerance, and isolation with the outstretched hand of generosity. Racism can, will, and must be defeated.” ~Kofi Annan~ The only mistake...
'Presstitutes' - A word that we would think twice before saying, for the fear of mispronouncing, has comfortably found its way to the social media where even introverts speak their mind out.  Gerald Celente, the American trend forecaster, coined this...