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New Video Shows John Cantlie as ISIS Hostage

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New Video Shows John Cantlie as ISIS Hostage

Now John Cantlie, a British war reporter, appears in a new video that is reported to be released by the terrorist outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Cantlie appears in the customary orange-color robe similar to the one worn by James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and British hostage David Haines, who were reportedly beheaded [...]

How ISIS Militants Deliver Governance to the People

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How ISIS Militants Deliver Governance to the People

Click the above image to enlarge it. The difference between the militant outfit ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and other conventional terror groups is that ISIS has positioned itself as a fully-fledged government instead of just a bunch of fighters. It is currently managing different territories in Iraq and Syria that it has [...]

Pizza Hut Opens First Restaurant in Africa

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Pizza Hut Opens First Restaurant in Africa

Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), announced Wednesday the opening of its first restaurant in Africa. The introduction of Pizza Hut on the Continent reflects the company’s expansion in emerging markets. “Africa is an emerging continent with more than 1 billion people and endless possibilities for us to grow Pizza Hut over [...]

ISIS – Is the Islamic State Really Islamic?

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ISIS – Is the Islamic State Really Islamic?

In his Sept. 10 speech, U.S. President Barack Obama outlined his strategy to combat the terrorists’ threat from ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIS – Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Obama said: “ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims [...]

Is Austin Tice also an ISIS Hostage in Syria?

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Is Austin Tice also an ISIS Hostage in Syria?

By Rakesh Raman Austin Bennett Tice, an American journalist, went to Syria in 2012 as a freelance journalist to report on the conflict there. Two days after his 31st birthday, on August 13, 2012, his family and friends lost contact with Austin, as he was preparing to travel from Daraya – near Syrian capital Damascus [...]

Dubai Invites Small Businesses from India

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Dubai Invites Small Businesses from India

India has a new opportunity in Dubai at Dubai World Central (DWC). Fully owned by Government of Dubai, DWC is set to be a purpose-built aerotropolis around the Al Maktoum International Airport. It was announced Monday. The DWC Business Park will cater to new companies setting up business in the UAE, particularly those coming from [...]

Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Visits Africa

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Education Activist Malala Yousafzai Visits Africa

On her first trip to Africa, education activist and Malala Fund co-founder Malala Yousafzai said she was inspired by the dreams and determination of the schoolgirls she met while learning about the many challenges they have overcome to obtain education. The 16-year-old spent several days speaking with girls from rural Kenyan communities about their passionate [...]

Qatar Airways Daily Service to Dallas / Fort Worth

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Qatar Airways Daily Service to Dallas / Fort Worth

Qatar Airways has commenced daily, non-stop services between Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport and the newly unveiled Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. The new route increases Qatar Airways’ global network to seven gateways within the United States and 144 destinations worldwide. Dallas / Fort Worth becomes Qatar Airways second destination in Texas. [...]

Muslim Democrat Prize Goes to Tunisia’s Nahdha Bloc

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Muslim Democrat Prize Goes to Tunisia’s Nahdha Bloc

The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) has bestowed its 2014 Muslim Democrat of the Year Award to the Nahdha Bloc in the Tunisian National Constituent Assembly (NCA). During its 15th Annual Conference, CSID president Dr. Radwan Masmoudi announced to the Nahdha Bloc leader, Mr. Sahbi Atig, that the prize was awarded [...]

Qatar Airways Celebrates Miami; Gloria Estefan Performs

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Qatar Airways Celebrates Miami; Gloria Estefan Performs

Qatar Airways celebrated its arrival into Miami International Airport (MIA) this week—the first direct route between the city and the Middle East—with a gala event. The evening concluded with the airline raffling off a pair of tickets to anywhere in the Qatar Airways network, and a performance by Miami’s own 7-time Grammy Award-winning artist Gloria [...]

Iraq Accepts Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon

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Iraq Accepts Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) delivered the first of 36 F-16 Block 52 aircraft to the Iraqi Air Force during a ceremony Thursday at its Fort Worth facility. Lockheed Martin is producing the F-16s under a contract from the U.S. Department of Defense. The F-16s are being built in a configuration tailored to meet the specific [...]

Opening the First Hyatt Place Hotel in the Middle East

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Opening the First Hyatt Place Hotel in the Middle East

Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Wasl Hospitality, a subsidiary of Wasl Asset Management, announced Monday the opening of Hyatt Place Dubai / Al Rigga. It is the first Hyatt Place hotel in the Middle East and the fourth Hyatt-branded hotel in Dubai. The opening of the 210-room hotel marks a significant milestone for the [...]

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