As we launch into the 2018 summer season of punishing tariffs and counter-tariffs and with the present bad feelings between the global powerhouses, perhaps a second look at what we are *actually* trying to accomplish is in order --...
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...
Q: Are the concerns of a superpower relevant to the other G7 members? A: Not really. Maybe it's time for a superpower group of the US, China, the EU, Russia, and The Commonwealth of Nations to form up, instead of...
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)...
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...
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...
The mere thought of something being unfathomable in this present day and age, where even reading about the unknown petrifies us. The list of ambiguous stories might start with the very well-known but dreaded Bermuda Triangle. Alternatively known as 'The Devil's Triangle',...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Is dating a married man right or wrong? Instinctively, most of you would go for the obvious answer: wrong. But you may be as surprised as I was to hear that some women think otherwise. Ah, why is that surprising...
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...
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...
Gone are the days laughter is the best medicine!  Now it seems humour is the way to make serious issues important. It may sound like an oxymoron, but it isn’t. The Australian train company, Metro Trains Melbourne has created this...
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...
Can the G7 Solve the Problem of Too Much Plastic in Our Oceans? In the time it takes for G7 leaders to meet at the picturesque Charlevoix, Quebec location for their annual summit which lasts 28 hours, some 22,000 tonnes...
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...
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...
“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...
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...
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has now passed 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in 3 million years. After resting comfortably below 300ppm for the past 30,000 centuries, CO2 levels in the planetary atmosphere have suddenly jumped...
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...
If you live in India, you get used to the glaring disparity between the rich and poor. It’s a peaceful co-existence, one that is almost criminal. It desensitizes you to look the other way. While acknowledging the stark economic divide, India still has...
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,...
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...
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 months after the end of the First World War,...
'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...
McDonald’s is known for their world famous french fries. If you would like to know how much time and effort actually go into making something as seemingly simple as an order of McDonald's french fries, hopefully this video will be...
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...
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'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...
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...