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Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)


GCC Vows Tough Steps To Curb ‘Media Extremism’

Gulf states are stepping up their awareness campaigns to alert young people about the dangers of extremism, said Kuwait’s Information Minister Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah. He said the new ‘Gulf Awareness’ programs would adopt a different approach with the aims of moving youth away from extremist and harmful views. Al-Sabah’s remarks followed a meeting of […]

Thermohaline Circulation. Graphic by Robert Simmon, NASA. Minor modifications by Robert A. Rohde also released to the public domain - NASA Earth Observatory
Thermohaline Circulation. Graphic by Robert Simmon, NASA. Minor modifications by Robert A. Rohde also released to the public domain - NASA Earth Observatory


Past Climate Change Was Caused By Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere

Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere. But in a new study published in Science, a group of Rutgers researchers have found that circulation of the ocean plays an equally important role in regulating the earth’s climate. In their study, […]

Flag of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant
Islamic State flag


Islamic State Circulates Threats Via ‘Media Kiosks’ In Syria, Iraq

By Waleed Abu al-Khair The “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL) has set up dozens of “media kiosks” in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq, in an effort to disseminate its extremist ideology, observers told Al-Shorfa. Locals are constantly forced to read religious material circulated by the group’s elements, retired schoolteacher […]

Google Mountain View campus garden
Google Mountain View campus garden


Google Boosts Security With USB Accessory

Google has launched a USB security accessory dubbed the Security Key, a physical solution for safer two-step verification, according to Digital Spy. The tool eliminates the need for email or text message verification by allowing the user to authenticate logins by plugging it into their PC’s USB port. The Security Key was launched as a […]

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh
Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh


Enemies Of Islam ‘Spreading Evil And Lies Through Twitter’ – Grand Mufti

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh says that the enemies of Islam are using social networking sites such as Twitter to spread lies about the religion and attack Muslims. Al-Asheikh, who is also the president of the Council of Senior Scholars, made the remarks during a show on Saudi television. The mufti called […]

Stegosaurus stenops, a stegosaur from the Late Jurassic of North America, pencil drawing by Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com) and Wikipedia Commons.
Stegosaurus stenops, a stegosaur from the Late Jurassic of North America, pencil drawing by Nobu Tamura (http://spinops.blogspot.com) and Wikipedia Commons.


Kung Fu Stegosaur

Stegosaurs might be portrayed as lumbering plant eaters, but they were lethal fighters when necessary, according to paleontologists who have uncovered new evidence of a casualty of stegosaurian combat. The evidence is a fatal stab wound in the pubis bone of a predatory allosaur. The wound – in the conical shape of a stegosaur tail […]