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From Aid to Trade: Getting Afghanistan on its economic feet

LONDON: On 23rd June 2015, Christopher Kolenda, a good friend, senior military fellow at King’s College London and former adviser to General McChrystal, presented...

The art of ethically influencing people

Sorry, no tips, tricks or techniques here but let’s talk about what it takes to become a master persuader. Saying there are tips, tricks...

How words can make you look smart or stupid

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with. If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about....

How A Fast Trader Pulls A Fast One On Customers

The basic way that regular people buy stock is like this: You go to your broker's website and click a "buy" button. Your broker...

The Islamic world’s last hope against terror: A non-violent Mujahid

LONDON: A narrative of an intrinsic link between Islam and violence is promoted by a small minority of extremists dividing our society into us...

LATEST NEWS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD

North and South Korea to reconnect through road and railways

SEOUL: The two Koreas on Wednesday launched a project to reconnect rail and road links severed since the 1950-53 Korean War, but...

Iran talking to Taliban on Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Iran is talking with Taliban on Afghanistan's security situation with the knowledge of the Afghan government according to a senior...

Euro and yen draw investors as dollar becomes uncertain

LONDON: The euro and the Japanese yen gained in thin trading on Monday as concerns about a partial government shutdown in the...

The Queen calls for goodwill and respect in her Christmas message

LONDON: Queen Elizabeth will use her Christmas Day Broadcast to say that Christmas's message of peace and goodwill needs to be heeded...

Britain remains Tech capital of Europe in 2018

LONDON: Britain's tech scene remains the most attractive and leads with record number of venture capital deals and exists than any...

Pakistan to ease visa restrictions to attract tourism

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is considering issuing visas on arrival for 55 countries in a bid to revive the tourism industry in the country.

India based Ola to invest $100 million in scooter-sharing startup Vogo

NEW DELHI: India’s biggest ride-hailing company and a major Uber competitor in the country, Ola has announced to invest a staggering $100...

Google building a $1 billion dollar campus in New York

NEW YORK: Google announced on Monday it will invest over $1 billion dollars in New York City in order to set up...

Jose Mourinho fired by Manchester United

LONDON: Manchester United has sacked its manager Jose Mourinho after being with the club for two and a half years.

Businesses across the world are trying a four-day work week

BERLIN: Companies around the world that have cut their work week have found that it leads to higher productivity, more motivated staff...

Top 10 Business Schools In The World 2018

If you are thinking of going to a business school and getting an MBA, it will be one of the most important...

China postpones tariffs on US cars

HONG KONG: China has announced to temporarily postpone a 25% hike on U.S. made cars and auto parts. The...

Australia knocks France out of hockey World Cup

MUMBAI: France's World Cup dreams in field hockey ended Wednesday as they lost to defending champions Australia 3-0 in the quarter-finals in...

Khashoggi named Time ‘Person of the Year’

NEW YORK: Time magazine has named slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Time magazine's "Person of the Year".  Khashoggi shared the honour with other targeted...

India’s rupee slides as central bank chief quits

NEW DELHI: India’s rupee plunged on Tuesday after the country’s central bank chief quit following a dispute with the government that analysts say raises...

The World’s 10 Most Powerful Women In Business

NEW YORK: For most of the human history, women have been victims of gender-inequality and sexual discrimination. More recently, we have seen a rise...

N.Zealand beat Pakistan in Test series in 49 years

ABU DHABI: Debutant Will Somerville grabbed three key wickets to guide New Zealand to their first away series win over Pakistan in 49 years...

The 10 most powerful passports in the world

DUBAI: The Passport Index has released its annual Global Passport Power Rank for 2018. Each year the Passport Index compares the passports of 193 countries and...

Dubai’s first synagogue comes to the forefront

DUBAI: The first synagogue in United Arab Emirates comes out of the shadows as relations between Israel and gulf nations grow.  Muslims and Jews have lived...

Top 5 British FinTech Startups

LONDON: The great city of London has been the traditional capital of finance and business for the world. More recently, it has also become...

Iran’s commercial port, Charbahar attacked, 4 killed

TEHRAN: The strategic commercial port Charbahar in southern Iran has been attacked, killing Four people and injuring several more following a bomb explosion, according...