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U.N. conference cites Rumi 

Religious leaders should promote the recognition that all are equal regardless of faith, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights said Wednesday at a conference tackling the responsibilities of religious leaders in promoting human rights.

The future of work in Arab states 

“The Future of work” is a phrase that now seems to be on everyone’s lips: studies, websites, seminars and even a discipline within an entirely new field of study – “futurology” – are all devoted to pondering what the world of work may hold for us in the coming decades.

The future of work in Arab states 

“The Future of work” is a phrase that now seems to be on everyone’s lips: studies, websites, seminars and even a discipline within an entirely new field of study – “futurology” – are all devoted to pondering what the world of work may hold for us in the coming decades.

Merged UAE bank giant seen with bigger weighting

A megamerger of the two biggest banks in the United Arab Emirates should leave the combined company with a larger representation on the benchmark emerging-market index, triggering hundreds of millions of dollars of inflows to the stock, according to calculations by EFG-Hermes strategists.

Halkbank sinks after sanctions case arrest

The biggest state-owned bank on Turkey’s stock market plunged the most on record Wednesday after its deputy chief executive was arrested in the U.S., accused of using his position at the bank to help facilitate evasion of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

Brazil book World Cup berth

Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi.

Brazil book World Cup berth

Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina’s campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi.

Warriors hold off Rockets

Stephen Curry scored 32 points as the Golden State Warriors withstood Houston star James Harden’s 20th triple-double of the season in a 113-106 NBA victory over the Rockets Tuesday.

Ferrari drought-breaker sets up real F1 duel

With Sebastian Vettel ascending the top of the podium in his red Ferrari race suit, the new regulations for Formula One cars seemingly needed only one Grand Prix to produce one of the desired effects.

Precious banalities in gold leaf 

Stephanie Saade’s “Elastic Distance,” 2017, consists of a wall-mounted mobile telephone, whose screen shows a changing series of digits.

Precious banalities in gold leaf 

Stephanie Saade’s “Elastic Distance,” 2017, consists of a wall-mounted mobile telephone, whose screen shows a changing series of digits.

Dylan gives rare interview, talks Sinatra, Elvis

Bob Dylan opened up about his music and songwriting and discussed his relationships with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and others in a rare and lengthy interview posted exclusively to his website Wednesday.

Tawlet’s soup kitchen, hoping to help 

Aasha el Tayeb, a new initiative cooked up by Beirut-based NGO Souk el Tayeb to offer a restaurant experience to underprivileged members of society, was inaugurated Thursday with the first of many “soup kitchen” dinner parties.

Theme parks aim to do away with the line

At Universal Orlando Resort’s new “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it’s time to enter the ride.

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