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March 29, 2016

Ban Ki-moon has honoured victims of terrorism in Tunisia and elsewhere just over a year after the massacre at the Bardo national museum in the capital, Tunis.


“My Documents, My Responsibility” Outreach Initiative Launched by the MoI
April 30, 2016

The Ministry of Interior, represented by the General Directorate of Naturalization, launched a new initiative under the theme "My Documents, My Responsibility". The initiative, organized in collaboration with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), at its Abu Dhabi headquarters, aims to spread awareness among community members, and promote the culture of preserving the national identity, by emphasizing the"...

Social Support Department in Al Ain Organizes a Book Fair
April 30, 2016

The Al Ain Social Support Center, affiliated to the Social Support Centers Department at the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, recently organized a book fair under the theme “Friends of Reading”. The event is in response to the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, who has declared 2016 as the “Year of Reading.”

XPRIZE and UN Announce Global Partnership to Empower Children’s Learning Through Technology
April 30, 2016

The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a new partnership for the US$15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE – a five-year competition challenging teams to develop open-source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling to teach themselves basic"......

April 30, 2016

Meet Ora’s New Chief Medical Officer at ARVO

Ora, Inc., the world’s leading partner for ophthalmic pharmaceutical and device development, announced today the appointment of David A. Hollander, M.D., M.B.A., as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice-President. Dr. Hollander most recently served as Therapeutic Area Head and Vice President of clinical development at Allergan®, responsible for global strategy and clinical development"...

April 30, 2016
Two Muslim-majority countries, Tunisia and Egypt, have had very instructive recent experiences in writing a new constitution.

On a trip to Tunisia in March 2012, I observed how relations between Islamic and secularist parties were very civil. Abdullah Gül, who was Turkey’s president at the time, suggested that the Tunisians would be able to write their constitution much more easily than us. Egypt, however, has gone through a very tense period in recent years.

So two opposite results emerged from these two different examples.

In January 2012, Tunisia had held elections...

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