Will Trump Take the Election to the Supreme Court?
As his hope of winning re-election at the polls fades, Donald Trump has been engaged in a flurry of legal activity to try to improve his chances and cast doubt on the election results, laying ground for contesting the outcome in battleground states as he slipped behind Democrat Joe Biden in the…
India Has a Fake-Jobs Problem
On July 1, a few days after a woman in India registered for an account on the careers site Naukri.com and uploaded a resume, a recruiter called her: One of the country’s leading real-estate companies was hiring for a senior position, and more details would follow soon. The woman had posted her details on the site, whose name means “job” in Hindi, because she feared losing her current role as a mechanical engineer. The coronavirus pandemic was in full swing, and India’s caseload was increasing f...
What Will Happen to Cities in 2021?
The post-pandemic world approaches. According to some projections, up to half of all Americans could be vaccinated by June, and another 30 percent may have acquired natural immunity through infection over the previous year. Next summer could be surprisingly unburdened by the pandemic, which is not the same as saying it will be normal. The world that emerges from our year of plague will be altered, in subtle and dramatic ways. No one should be overconfident about exactly how the pandemic will cha...
Reset Your Schedule, Reset Your Health
Throughout most of human history, the pattern of daily life was regular. Dreary for many, but regular. In recent centuries, "modern" life has introduced many irregularities, including changing work schedules. Advances in information technology mean that many of us are always connected -- and that we spend time connecting at all hours. And the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced whole new irregularities into daily life. One thing is certain: "When your schedule changes, you can lose the regular sel...
The Volunteers Feeding Those Quarantined in Egypt
A group of volunteers in Cairo, one of the most densely-populated cities in the world, have set up Facebook groups to serve as an emergency food operation, delivering meals to help those quarantined make it through tough times. This multi-faceted initiative aims to mitigate the sufferings of people who need support while easing the pressures facing the government during the pandemic. The groups’ moderators have created several teams that cook and deliver food, as well as provide healthcare sup...
Antony Blinken: America’s Top Diplomat has a Sharp Eye on the Middle East
Newly inaugurated U.S. President Joe Biden has chosen his long-time aid, Anthony Blinken to serve as America's new top diplomat in his cabinet. He must still be approved by a majority of US senators but after nearly two decades of working closely with Biden, he has been described as his "brain trust" on foreign policy. Blinken has held senior foreign policy positions in two administrations over t...
Dalida Khalil to Majalla: “I will think about settling down once the current coronavirus crisis ends.”
Dalida Khalil is a self-made entertainer who’s always ready to seize any opportunity that comes to her. Despite coming from humble beginnings, Khalil’s hard work and perseverance transformed her into one of Lebanon’s and the Arab world’s biggest stars. Her latest show “Ser” (Secret) is a display of her acting talents, however Khalil is not only dedicated to her artistry. Recently, she voiced her support for Lebanon’s revolution and called for the ouster of the corrupt regime. However, now, like ...
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