[Editorial] History repeats itself

At a casual glance, the recent string of events on the Korean Peninsula is puzzling. However, if we heed the notion that there is a method to North Korea’s madness, the events of the last few weeks pertaining to Pyongyang and Seo...

[Editorial] Crematoriums needed

Nearly 4 out of 5 people who died last year were cremated, reflecting a trend that has caught on as people seek simpler and more convenient funeral procedures.The cremation rate surpassed the burial rate in 2005, and has steadily ...

[David Ignatius] Social media against terrorism

ABU DHABI ― “Hedayah” certainly doesn’t look like a global counterterrorism center. It sits in a quiet villa on Fatima bint Mubarak Street here. It has a staff of 14. Its annual budget wouldn’t begin to cover the cost of an A...

College debt may not be a PLUS for parents

The U.S. Department of Education will soon loosen the credit standards for parents looking to borrow to pay for college under the parent PLUS loan program. The new rules will be published next month and will go into effect for the...