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    Monday Aug 18

    Creating an inclusive government in Iraq no easy task

    Not all US media, however, is in favour of intervention in Iraq

  • Thursday Aug 14

    Focus: Modern parenting

    The focus of our debate this week is on modern parenting and whether the attention children need from their parents is in jeopardy.

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    Thursday Aug 14

    Focus: Poaching

    According to ‘Fighting illicit wildlife trafficking’ a World Wildlife Fund report conducted by Dalberg Global Development Advisors, illegal trade in wildlife is the fourth largest international crime after narcotics, counterfeiting of products and currency and human trafficking. Gulf News asked readers whether there is a need to fight for beings that cannot fight for themselves?

  • Monday Aug 11

    Focus: Poaching

    The focus of this week’s debate is on poaching and fighting to protect beings that cannot protect themselves.

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    Thursday Aug 7

    Focus: Religious bias in the workplace

    According to a recent US study by the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, religious discrimination often plays a significant role in the hiring process. In an online debate, readers discussed religious bias in the workplace and whether hiding your religion will help you get the job you want?

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    Saturday Aug 2

    Focus: Religious bias in the workplace

    The focus of this week’s debate is on religious bias in the workplace and whether hiding your religion will help you get the job?

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    Friday Aug 1

    Sania Mirza’s Indianness beyond doubt

    That the BJP can see nothing wrong in one of the country’s most talented icons — who, as it happens, belongs to a minority group — being needlessly humiliated is a sign of how India’s future could well be incubated in the party’s ideological embryo

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    Thursday Jul 31

    Focus: Self-diagnosis

    Is online self-diagnosis taking over traditional therapy? Doctors have reported rise in worried but healthy patients who fuelled by online search engines are diagnosing themselves with various diseases. Gulf News asked readers whether they self diagnose and if online verdicts will replace the role of doctors?

  • Friday Jul 25

    Focus: Self diagnosis

    The focus of this week’s debate is on self diagnosis and whether it is ever accurate.

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    Thursday Jul 24

    Focus: Genes versus education

    According to the UK study ‘Twins Early Development’ that looks at how genes and environments shape our development - learning abilities are in our DNA. Gulf News asked readers whether nature is more important than nurture?

  • Friday Jul 18

    Focus: Genes versus education

    The focus of this week’s debate is on genes and its correlation with education.

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    Thursday Jul 17

    Focus: The end of Iraq

    The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants have now led a month-old crisis that has overrun large parts of northern and north-central Iraq and as a result, displacing hundreds of thousands innocent lives. In an online debate, readers debated whether or not the uprising of Isil is the end of Iraq?

  • Friday Jul 11

    Focus: The end of Iraq

    The focus of this week’s debate is on Isil and whether it is the end of Iraq?

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    Thursday Jul 10

    Focus: Facebook experiment

    Facebook recently admitted to conducting a psychology experiment on nearly 700,000 users without their consent. The experiment included manipulating news feeds to control which emotional expressions the users were exposed to. Gulf News asked readers whether there is a need for stricter laws to protect people from becoming test subjects?

  • Friday Jul 4

    Focus: Facebook experiment

    The focus of this week’s debate is on the recent Facebook experiment and whether the decision to conduct the experiment without the users consent was justified.

  • Saturday Jun 28

    Focus: Ads gone too far

    The focus of this week’s debate is on ads that have gone too far and whether brutality is needed to convey a message.

  • Thursday Jun 26

    Focus: Corporate social responsibiity

    Recently, a well-known coffee chain announced that it would provide free college education to thousands of its workers without requiring that they remain with the company. In an online debate on Facebook, readers discussed corporate social responsibility and whether or not it is an opportunity for companies to give back to the community.

  • Sunday Jun 22

    Focus: Corporate social responsibility

    The focus of this week’s debate is on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and whether or not it is an opportunity for companies to give back to the community.

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    Thursday Jun 19

    Focus: Death of grammar

    According to the educationist and grammarian Nevile Gwynne, “Grammar is the start of thinking. And without thinking, you can’t make good decisions, and, if enough people don’t make the right decisions, the world becomes disastrous.” In an online debate, readers discussed the death of grammar and whether or not it is a significant element in our thinking.

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    Saturday Jun 14

    Focus: Death of grammar

    The focus of this week’s debate is on the disappearance of grammar

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    Thursday Jun 12

    Focus: Criminal responsibility

    Two 12-year-old girls were recently charged as adults with first-degree attempted homicide for brutally stabbing their classmate 19 times at a sleepover to prove that a mythical man is real. If convicted, the girls would face up to 60 years in prison. In an online debate, readers discussed criminal responsibility and whether or not children are mature enough to be held responsible for their actions.

  • Saturday Jun 7

    Focus: Criminal responsibility

    The focus of this week’s debate is on criminal responsibility and wether or not the law should adjust according to age.

  • Thursday Jun 5

    Focus: War on terror

    Last month, the Islamist group Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria and while countries have stepped up to help find them, people have taken to social media to spread the message about them with the hope of bringing them back. Gulf News asked readers whether social media is the new tool to fight the war on terror and if it succeeds where international governance failed.

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    Thursday May 29

    Focus: Racism debate

    According to a 2013 report by Release, a UK-based national centre of expertise on drugs and drugs law, black people in England and Wales are far less likely to use drugs than a white person but six times more likely to be stopped and searched for possession of them. Gulf News asked readers on Facebook about modern day racism and whether or not certain nationalities are perceived to be of more value.

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    Thursday May 22

    Focus: Modern day racism

    The focus of this week’s debate is on modern day racism and whether or not certain nationalities are of more worth than others.

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