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Why Backers of Intermittent Fasting Believe It Can Slow Aging

"We’re trying to get more productive, more cognitive function, and potentially live longer."<p>At the offices for HVMN, the workplace culture is all …

Holistic Medicine

China just conducted its biggest-ever display of naval power

China’s military put on something of a show in the contested South China Sea this week. In its largest-ever maritime exercise, the People’s Liberation Army sent forth 48 warships, 76 aircraft, and more than 10,000 personnel, with president Xi Jinping making an appearance yesterday to watch the …

China

Things that go bump in the night in Riyadh

Saturday night was a busy one for Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The kingdom’s 32-year old heir to the throne excelled himself. He …

Middle East

Become a blockchain expert in 1,384 words

And it's going to fundamentally change how businesses operate.<p>Make no mistake… this revolution is <i>at least</i> as significant as the one brought about by the Internet. It will disrupt every single business on the face of the earth.<p>That's why it's vital that you learn to understand this technology. It …

Saudi Arabia's financial constraints are starting to limit its ability to project power

Saudi Arabia's strategy in the Middle East has for years focused on throwing money at majority Sunni states and groups in the region to counter Iranian influence. But its fiscal constraints started to limit its ability to project power even in the Arabian Peninsula.<p>Funding Sunni jihadist groups has …

Will Clinton Win Presidency? Saudi Arabia, Arab Countries Prefer Hillary Over Donald Trump, Polls Show

Saudi Arabians largely support Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential election, according to a poll published last week by a Washington D.C. think …

Turkish PM says Trump victory a chance to advance relations with U.S

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in the U.S. presidential election, saying it was an opportunity to further bilateral relations.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses members of parliament from his ruling …

U.S. Presidential Election

Netanyahu sees U.S.-Israel ties "reaching new heights" after Trump victory

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed confidence on Wednesday that he and newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump can work together to bring U.S.-Israeli relations to “new heights”.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his …

Israel

Iran's Rouhani says Trump election has no effect on Tehran policies - IRNA

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the U.S. election results would have no effect on Tehran’s policies, state news agency IRNA quoted him as saying, noting that Iran’s expanding economic ties with the world were irreversible.<p>Iranian President Hassan Rouhani …

South Asia

Iran says Trump should stay committed to the nuclear deal - Tasnim news

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump should stay committed to the international nuclear deal with Iran, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency on Wednesday.<p>“The United States should fulfil its commitments in the Joint Comprehensive …

South Asia

CIA taps huge potential of digital technology

<b>At CIA headquarters in Langley, the office of the director of digital innovation sits next to the agency's in-house museum filled with artefacts from its history.</b><p>Featuring heavily are gadgets such as early secret cameras and bugging devices that would not appear out of character in a Hollywood film.<p>…

Is the Middle East the World’s Next Solar Energy Giant?

Dubai is building a solar plant that will power 75 percent of the city by 2050. Can the U.S. catch up?<p>Dubai, the most populous city in the United …

Iran’s regional rivals aren’t likely to get nuclear weapons—here’s why

In last summer’s congressional debate over the Iran nuclear deal—the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—one of the more hotly debated issues …

Isis Faces Likely Defeat in Battles Across Iraq and Syria – But What Happens Next?

Isis is under attack in and around the last three big cities it holds in Iraq and Syria – Fallujah, Mosul and Raqqa. It is likely to lose these …

“There is just no such thing as God”: A physicist searches for meaning in the natural world

Why are we here? What is our purpose? Only science holds the answers, argues “The Big Picture” author Sean Carroll<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>May 12, 2016 9:45am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist …

Statistics

6 Easy Steps To Better Icon Design

To achieve this, we are constantly aware of the difference between “not quite good enough” and “premium quality.” The difference is often very small …

Saudi Arabia, 9/11, and what we know about the secret papers that could ignite a diplomatic war

Twenty-eight secret pages of a report locked away in a room in the Capitol in Washington lie in the centre of a crisis between America and Saudi …

New Saudi King's big challenges: Yemen, Iran and ISIS

<b>(CNN) —</b> King Salman of Saudi Arabia has inherited the throne from his older brother and with it a host of pressing challenges in a turbulent region.<p>To the south, Yemen is in chaos. To the north, the militant group ISIS is wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria. More broadly, Saudi Arabia remains locked …

Why is India's Modi visiting Saudi Arabia?

A number of policymakers and analysts in the United States have called for countries like China and India to “do more” in the Middle East. Arguably, …

The Cost of Covert Action: Conspiracy and U.S. Credibility in the Middle East

<i>By Lily Lousada</i><p>Jordan's desert capital of Amman is only about 60 miles from the Syrian border, but it is a beacon of stability in a convulsing region. The stability is impressive but fragile, interrupted by small signs of tension: a begging Syrian child in the street, or the many suspiciously fit, …

A look at how the Syrian conflict has changed the world

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian conflict has had outsized impact on global politics. Five ways the world has changed:<p>RISE OF ISLAMIC STATE<p>It was in the vacuum of the deteriorating Syrian conflict that a little-known and horrifically violent branch of al-Qaeda grew into the foremost terror group on the …

Shifting U.S. Interests in the Middle East

<i>Editor'</i>s <i>Note: This piece originally appeared on</i> Markaz.<p>Regardless of the administration, the United States has long reiterated a consistent set of …

The Case for a Regional Reconstruction Strategy for the Middle East

The World Bank is hosting its annual Fragility Forum this week with the aim of making progress on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. This week has also seen a fragile ceasefire in Syria, potentially landmark elections in Iran, and a violent clash between Jordanian security and so-called …

As Saudi-Iran tensions grow, Lebanon pays the price

Caught in the middle of tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, Lebanon is paying the price for the growing rivalry between the Middle East’s main …

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

We know we should put the cigarettes away or make use of that gym membership, but in the moment, we just don't do it. There is a cluster of neurons in our brain critical for motivation, though. What if you could hack them to motivate yourself?<p>These neurons are located in the middle of the brain, in …

The Brain

The art of doing business with Iran

The most notorious shot shows plywood barricades concealing ancient Roman statues, apparently out of concern that their nudity would shock or offend the leader of an Islamic theocracy.<p>The alacrity with which Italian leaders jettisoned their values and historical legacy in hopes of gaining some …

Here's why a once-hostile Arab country is suddenly talking about opening up ties with Israel

Khartoum has already switched sides in the unfolding Saudi-Iranian cold war, cutting off diplomatic ties with its former partners in Tehran at the behest of its now even closer Saudi allies.<p>But diplomatic relations with Israel would be an even more stunning development.<p>Sudan is one of over 30 …

The Middle East: China Venturing Into the Maelstrom

CHINESE PRESIDENT Xi Jingping has effectively acknowledged that increasingly China will be unable to remain aloof to multiple crises in the Middle East by deciding to visit the region - at a time that two of its major powers, Saudi Arabia and Iran, are at loggerheads. It was only last year that Xi …

The real meaning of ISIS's expansion into Turkey, Afghanistan, and Indonesia

It is all too easy to react to each new terrorist attack by ISIS by focusing on that attack, on ISIS, and on terrorism, rather than the broader policy challenges involved. It seems equally easy to lurch from a concern on Syrian refugees to a focus on counterterrorism, excluding Muslims, treating …

How The Latest Saudi-Iran Feud Will Impact The Entire Middle East

An expert interview with Professor Mohamad Bazzi.<p><i>Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with New York University Professor Mohamad Bazzi about the Saudi-Iran rift.</i><p>On the second day of 2016, Saudi Arabia killed 47 …