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By bmcsr On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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Secrets and codes from the Iran nuclear talks

Someone at the Iranian state broadcaster, IRIB, is in trouble. When the deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araqchi, briefed its news executives last week on the Vienna nuclear deal, the conversation was supposed to More...

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By bmcsr On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015
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UAE has no room for extremist ideology

A group of 41 suspects have been charged with setting up a terrorist organisation, plotting to overthrow the government of the UAE and planning to set up a Daesh (self-proclaimed state of Iraq and the Levant)-style More...

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By bmcsr On Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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Building maternal e-health in Vietnam

Researchers are harnessing mobile phone technology to provide ethnic minority women in Vietnam with crucial information about pregnancy, birth, and infant care. Vietnam has made impressive strides in recent More...

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By bmcsr On Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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What happens if FIFA revokes Qatar’s World Cup bid?

When Qatar won the bid in 2010 to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, petrodollars were widely considered to have influenced the vote. Allegations of bribery repeatedly surfaced, most damningly in France Football magazine’s More...

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By bmcsr On Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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9 out of 10 UAE businessmen don’t have succession plan

More than nine out of 10 owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UAE don’t have long-term strategic business plans and also lack a solid succession plan.A study by financial advisor Nexus Group found More...

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By bmcsr On Thursday, June 11th, 2015
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Female genital mutilation practised in Iran, study reveals

The first authoritative study into female genital mutilation in Iran has found the practice is being carried out in at least four major provinces while officials are silent on the matter. According to research More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Civil War History & Heritage

May 18-24, 1865 n May 19 — From Galveston, Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger issued General Orders No. 3, which declared emancipation in Texas. “Juneteenth” is now a recognized holiday. n May 22 — Jefferson Davis More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Obama, Arab nations dance to different tunes

What we have been watching is a carefully choreographed diplomatic dance, starring President Barack Obama and the Arab leaders who came to the United States for high-level talks at Camp David, Maryland. But the More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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How to lose the president of the United States

Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.” So went the first tweet from President Obama for his brand new@POTUS “president of the US” account, which More...

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By bmcsr On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
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Fifa World Cup sponsors urged to speak out over Qatar

Fifa sponsors are being asked by a new campaign grouping to speak out about working conditions at the 2022 World Cup building sites in Qatar. The working and housing conditions of migrant construction workers have More...