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Brexit’s stealthy rationality

Brexit’s stealthy rationality

At pivotal historical moments, rational political ruptures often are brought about for all the wrong reasons. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit may prove to be a case in point.

Rewriting the Arab social contract

Rewriting the Arab social contract

The world is in a rapid changing era and the Arab region is not an exception in that regard.

Investments worthy in versatile and clean natural gas

Investments worthy in versatile and clean natural gas

The world is in continuous search for alternatives to polluting and carbon-intensive fuels. Embracing a clean energy future is paramount as carbon-intensive fuels harm the overall environment and our health.

Citizens of nowhere: Trump ban raises fear for US Rohingya

Citizens of nowhere: Trump ban raises fear for US Rohingya

A refugee from Myanmar’s tyrannised Rohingya minority, Lila Mubarak embodies perfectly the “poor, huddled masses” welcomed to the United States for more than a century by a bronze plaque at the foot of the Statue of Liberty.

Money trees: US cities find new ways of valuing urban forests

Money trees: US cities find new ways of valuing urban forests

Urban trees stand guard against storm damage, raise property values, boost well-being and even help other city systems like roads work more efficiently, according to urban forestry experts.

Ahead of 2020 election, a ‘Blue Wave’ is rising in US

Ahead of 2020 election, a ‘Blue Wave’ is rising in US

As Republican President Donald Trump seeks a second term in November, Americans’ interest in voting is growing faster in large cities dominated by Democrats than in conservative rural areas, according to an analysis of Reuters/Ipsos national opinion polls.

Bankers scour malls and manufacturers for virus playbook

Bankers scour malls and manufacturers for virus playbook

In the days after a new virus was identified in China on December 31, global central bankers fell back on past experience for a comforting early analysis. The Sars epidemic in 2003, they noted, had come and gone with little economic impact. Weeks later, that parallel has failed.

FM renews Qatar’s call to create binding security pact for Middle East countries

FM renews Qatar’s call to create binding security pact for Middle East countries

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani has reiterated Qatar’s call to all countries in the Middle East to conclude a binding security agreement.

Japan defends handling of virus outbreak

Japan defends handling of virus outbreak

Japan faces mounting criticism for its handling of a coronavirus-afflicted cruise ship, with questions over a patchy quarantine, incremental testing and the decision to let people walk away after 14 days.

The rich world must take responsibility for its carbon footprint

The rich world must take responsibility for its carbon footprint

The climate activist Greta Thunberg has accused developed economies of “creative carbon accounting” because their measures of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, and of achieved and planned reductions, fail to consider the gases emitted when imported goods are produced in other countries.

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