Just like 'Good vs Evil', the 'Rich vs Poor' topic has always stirred a lot of debate, and proven controversial at times. Many of us believe it is because we always view the less-fortunate as weak and helpless, and...
Booz & Company Ramez Shehadi, Danny Karam, Fady Kassatly Booz & Company explains the importance of communication via social media   Fady Kassatly  Ramez Shehadi              Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2012: The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has successfully joined the social media revolution....
Hi again! Assuming that you have understood and accepted the classification of Arabic that I proposed in my previous piece, I will help you to start learning Arabic. The first and absolutely necessary step is to master the alphabet!...
According to the report published by charity Save the Children, half a billion children could grow up physically and mentally stunted in the next 15 years due to malnourishment in the world's poorest countries. Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of...
By Moign Khawaja Yesterday was Valentine's Day. I'm sure you all know what the day is about and what it entails if you celebrate this day or choose not to. People do or do not observe it for various reasons...
In the first part of this series, I gave you an overview of the challenges of learning Arabic and discussed the best ways to develop your speaking skills. I also recommended some learning materials that you could start with...
The Chinese New Year is a fascinating festival which is wrapped in several layers of some elaborate traditions and rituals. Popularly known as the Spring festival, the history of this all-important Chinese event dates back to thousands of years....
New technology is widely used at airports to beef up security measures as a move to combat terrorism and enforce vigilance. Airport authorities worldwide are gearing up innovative tools and invaluable techniques to maintain the highest possible levels of...
The United Nations on 31 October marked the birth of symbolic seven billionth baby, though the demographics were unclear whether the baby would be born in India or Philippines. Currently, India's population is 1.21 billion and is poised to...

By Ali Hirji Last week, children as young as eight were seen fighting in a cage in the form of popular sport, Mixed Martial Arts, with hundreds of adults cheering them on, as reported by the English newspaper, The Guardian....
The UAE government has decided to back an international treaty that battles fraud and provides protection from abuse by employment agencies. Three delegates from the Emirates voted for the Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers in June, while a...

Eid in Dubai

Dubai, a real cosmopolitan city with its own unique culture, celebrated Eid with gaiety and fervor. This year key business entities came out in support of 'Eid in Dubai', which unveils a host of festivities to mark the festive...
UK's National Literacy Trust Survey reveals that texts, emails, and Twitter and Facebook messages may be replacing books among children. The poll was held among 18,141, British children, between the ages of 8 and 17 across 111 schools in...