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Fukuyama: This is how Iran will explode

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Francis Fukuyama’s lecture at the recent World Government Summit held in Dubai covered three major perspectives. The American political scientist of Japanese descent and director of the Center on Democracy Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University noted that Tunisia alone can be considered a positive outcome of what is known as the Arab Spring. Major revolutions which have spawned in the wake of Arab Spring have resulted in civil wars and bloodshed particularly in Syria, Yemen ...

Nadim Koteich

Dubai launches human genome project to prevent genetic, chronic diseases

Sunday, 25 February 2018

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) launched the human genome project on Saturday which perfects gene scanning to help decrease chronic and genetic diseases, Khaleej Times reported. The project comes as part of the Dubai 10X initiative, launched at the World Government Summit by Dubai’s Crown Prince Hamdan bin Rashid al-Maktoum, which aims to put Dubai 10 years ahead of the rest of the world in several sectors including health and tourism. “The authority is looking to target all ...

Saudi scientists transform earth’s infrared energy into electricity

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Scientists of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have been able to transform the infrared energy emitted from the earth, which is heated by the sun, into electricity, according to the university's website. Scientists used a mechanical tunnel methodology to extract electricity from the infrared radiation. Most of the sunlight that reaches the earth is absorbed by the seas, oceans and the atmosphere. As a result, earth receives a large amount of infrared ...

Saudi Arabia: Iran’s missile support for Houthis could spread to al-Qaeda

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Iran’s support for Houthi militias in Yemen could see ballistic missile expertise escape into the hands of terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and ISIS, the Saudi ambassador to Yemen said this weekIn comments reported by The Telegraph, Mohammad Al Jabir said “Iran is not just sending weapons, they are transferring the knowhow in ballistic missiles to Yemenis.”He said the expertise “could perhaps be transferred to the militia in Syria, maybe to al-Qaeda, maybe to Isil,&rdquo ...

PICTURES: Saudi Arabia’s first jazz festival attracts thousands of music lovers

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Saudi Arabia’s first jazz festival which took place over three days in Riyadh attracted a huge crowd, where over 6,000 tickets were sold according to Abada Awad, the CEO of the organizing company. The festival was sponsored by the kingdom’s General Entertainment Authority at the International Golf Club, and included performances by famous American trombonist, Delfeayo Marsalis, and British jazz band, Incognito who started making music in 1979 and made several appearances on the UK ...

Rape-accused Tariq Ramadan’s flight itinerary surfaces, contradicting his alibi

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Organizers of a 2009 conference in Lyon, which has become an important sticking point in the rape charges against Swiss Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, have published evidence that could be damaging to his defense. A woman using the pseudonym Christelle has claimed that Ramadan had sexually assaulted her in a French hotel room while Ramadan was in Lyon to speak at the conference. Christelle reportedly told investigators that the attack happened “in the afternoon” of October 9, 2009, ...

Abu Dhabi court allows couple to marry without blessing of bride’s father

Sunday, 25 February 2018

A young woman received a permit from Abu Dhabi’s Court of First Instance to marry her fiancée, despite her father’s refusal.According to Khaleej Times, the woman brought filed a complaint against her father at the Sharia Court. She submitted documents stating that she has tried to convince her father to accept the man who had proposed to her several times.Her father said that he did not accept the man due to the age difference between them, and because he did not have a job ...

Sudan’s ambassador to Egypt to return to Cairo after withdrawal

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Sudan’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour announced that the Sudanese ambassador to Egypt, Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim, will return to Cairo to resume his duties. This comes a month after Sudan recalled the ambassador ‘for consultation’, which was said to be due to disputes over the ownership of the Halayeb Triangle border area, and over the use of the water from the River Nile that passes through both territories. Talks between the foreign ministers of both countries were held ...

Air strikes hit Syria’s Ghouta minutes after UN vote on ceasefire

Sunday, 25 February 2018

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes struck eastern Ghouta on Saturday evening, minutes after the UN Security Council adopted a resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The jets hit the town of Shifouniyeh in the rebel enclave, said the Britain-based monitoring group and two residents of the besieged suburbs near Damascus. A surge of air strikes and shelling by the Syrian government and its allies has pounded eastern Ghouta since Sunday night, in one of the fiercest ...

‘Swarm of Doves’: Kuwait’s first film on Gulf war to make local debut

Sunday, 25 February 2018

Kuwaiti cinemas launched public screenings of "Swarm of Doves" last week, the Gulf state's first feature-length film about the 1990 invasion of the Gulf state by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.The film is "inspired by true events" that occurred during the seven-month occupation, producer Sheikha Intisar Salem al-Ali Al-Sabah told AFP during a screening for the press."These are stories of people who defended Kuwait at that time," Sabah said.She said "the aim of the film ...

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