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 change in the criterion through which people select their leaderships We often hear many senior citizens, parents and grandparents...
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...
In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the chronic impotency of UN and failure of the Security Council to maintain world order, resolve conflicts and enforce peace. On January 1920, fourteen month after the end of the First World War,...
In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery. Last June, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria (ISIS),...
The moral pattern of politics has degenerated many times over the past six decades or so. Then, politicians and people’s representatives were primarily picked out for their governance skills, civil commitment, moral principles and human values before other qualities....
The unprecedented technological advancements in mass media and telecommunications have broadened the options of knowing what is going on in this turbulent world. Nowadays, people see how terror attacks, kidnapping, bloody armed conflicts and civil wars roam all around...
The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 have demoted communism and socialism to the least importance upon which capitalistic notions flourished all around the world. Since then, the dominant economic trends revolve around the economic theory of deregulation...
During the first decade of this century, both governments and organizations were occupied by several analytical processes to reevaluate their achievements and shortcomings, cope with the mainstream trends of people, and of course, make plans for the future. Developed countries...
Recruitment process and HR practice in the Middle East still has a lot to improve, as is evident from the below examples.   Just like any other professional in the region, I have had my fair share of interviews and encounters...
You are probably aware that Linked is the world's most popular professional networking site. You've also heard from your friends and colleagues how they got a job or switched their career with the help of LinkedIn. Now, LinkedIn has come...
In the wake of the Second World War, the presence of powerful international and regional organizations, which can preserve peace and play effective mediatory roles between nations, emerged as an imperative requirement to all nations. To address that global need, international...
Sometimes we wish we were birds. Flying to innumerable places, seeing the world through eyes unencumbered by boundaries and restrictions. But where our idealistic dreams of being birds and soaring across the world map may be left short-changed, there...
There’s sense of heightened anticipation that surrounds every movie buff and enthusiast, come the months of February and March. Each year, without fail, the Oscars bring in the feeling of ‘everything-is going-to-fall-into-place’ as far as adjudication of the best...
Vienna takes the top spot, Baghdad ranks lowest Dubai ranked the top city in the Middle East and Africa region, with Abu Dhabi coming at a close 78th in global ranking Vienna is the city with the world’s best quality of...
The Dubai Food Festival is gastronomists' paradise enriching their palate and their culinary experience beyond compare. Foodies mark your calendars!!! For three weeks, from 21st February to 15th March, the Dubai Food Festival will be on, presenting the entire world on...
Held in Feb every year, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships features some of the best tennis players in the world both in the men's and women's game. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is a favourite venue amongst all...
Saudis could face a five-year jail term and up to $800,000 fines for sending offensive tweets Saudi based lawyer Humoud Al-Khaldi told Arab News that "penal action would be taken against offenders in compliance with Article 6 of the Anti-Cyber...