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Europe must confront US extraterritorial sanctions

Europe must confront US extraterritorial sanctions

Donald Trump’s renunciation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and the reimposition of US sanctions on that country threaten global peace.

Stress of chronic social isolation poses health risk

Stress of chronic social isolation poses health risk

Man is by nature a social animal, so begins the legendary quote by Aristotle, the famed ancient Greek philosopher.

The American system of higher education

The American system of higher education

In the second half of the 20th century, American universities and colleges emerged as dominant players in the global ecology of higher education, a dominance that continues to this day.

Swiss scientists develop new electronic rescue dog

Swiss scientists develop new electronic rescue dog

Scientists in Switzerland have developed a small and inexpensive piece of electronic equipment that detects people by smell and could be used in earthquake or avalanche rescue.

With world’s worst air, Indian city struggles to track pollution

With world’s worst air, Indian city struggles to track pollution

In the world’s most polluted city, Kanpur in northern India, the biggest hospital is so overcrowded with patients with respiratory ailments that they are often bedded in the ophthalmology ward.

Prudent use of natural resources central to Qatar’s strategy

Prudent use of natural resources central to Qatar’s strategy

Qatar’s recent announcement that it will develop a world-scale petrochemical complex using ethane feedstock from the North Field LNG expansion project is another testament to the country’s prudent use of its natural resources for the welfare of its people.

Is being a night owl bad for you?

Is being a night owl bad for you?

If you are a night owl, your natural circadian rhythm is primed to make you feel more alive when the sun goes down. Your eyes shine brighter, your mind feels more alert. The whole world seems to hum.

Rethinking water-resource management

Rethinking water-resource management

In many parts of the world, there are simply no more conventional freshwater resources available to meet growing demand. Beyond limiting economic development, ...

Amir calls for ending injustice inflicted upon Palestinians

Amir calls for ending injustice inflicted upon Palestinians

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani addressed the opening session of the Emergency Summit of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) on Palestine held in Istanbul yesterday evening with the participation of heads of delegations of Islamic countries.

New European data rules could set global norm

New European data rules could set global norm

New European standards of data protection are being eyed by privacy activists as a new global benchmark, at a time when Internet users around the world are reeling from a scandal over the misuse of Facebook data.

Eligibility conditions for maternity leave

Eligibility conditions for maternity leave

Question: What are the eligibility conditions for maternity leave benefits and how will this affect the annual leave entitlements of the women employees? When can the eligible ....

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