Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work

All told, we’re likely to see a few people returning to the office sometime by the end of this year or early next year. And that’s hoping that science has a fitting reply for the scourge unleashed by the Coronavirus — a vaccine if we’re being optimistic or at least some form of herd immunity. […]

Israel, Bahrain to Normalize Relations in Another Blow to Palestinians

Unlike the UAE and other, majority Sunni-Muslim members of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Bahrain has a Shiite Muslim majority, though it, like the rest of the GCC except for civil war-torn Yemen, is ruled by a Sunni Muslim monarchy. One Shiite Muslim opposition group, the Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society, immediately condemned Bahrain’s new position.

Tuesday briefing: Brexit talks head for bitter end

Sport Serena Williams played her best match of the year so far, beating Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 in two-and-a-half hours at the US Open to reach her 53rd career grand slam quarter-final. In the men’s draw, second seed Dominic Thiem edged a first-set tiebreak before turning up the heat in a resounding 7-6, […]

Wednesday briefing: England under rule of six

Brexit changes against law – The government has dramatically admitted its bid to change the Brexit agreement on Northern Ireland would break international law. Tory MPs including the former PM Theresa May have urged the government to reconsider, fearing Britain will no longer be seen as a dependable country of laws. Sir Jonathan Jones, the […]

Friday briefing: Rio Tinto CEO quits after cave furore

Row rages over internal markets – A rift has emerged between the government’s top legal advisers over the legislation to override the EU withdrawal agreement. Their advice, seen by the Guardian, appears to show that Richard Keen, the advocate general for Scotland, advised ministers would be breaching the ministerial code if they defied international law. […]

Indians make bulk of purchases in Dubai property

The overall number of transacted properties in the emirate last year was valued at $64 billion. UAE and GCC nationals combined – totalling 7,548 investors – funded $8.9 billion of the overall transactions, with the former accounting for $6.5 billion. Saudis followed with $1.2 billion.

Katy couple’s Buc-ee’s photo shoot brings love, Beaver Nuggets together

Several other locations turned them down before they arrived at Katy’s massive Buc-ee’s location. The staff at the gas station accommodated the trio with enthusiasm, even offering to shine up the kolache case, Boyd said.

Happiest Minds: An IPO that flew under the radar in startup land

Ashok Soota was 68 when he started Happiest Minds. He’d quit as the Chief Executive Officer of Mindtree — a company he co-founded and took public — in a huff. At the time, I wrote an article titled ‘Will Ashok Soota’s track-record rub off on Happiest Minds?’ for a financial daily. Mr. Soota’s track record […]

UK Spy Agency GCHQ Officially Joins Twitter to Talk More About Itself

It is expected that GCHQ will use social media to engage with the technical community, and to host problem solving puzzles such as the cryptographic Christmas card sent out by GCHQ Director last December, which attracted hundreds of thousands of amateur cryptographers. Though they may have a hard time avoiding the trolling they’ve seen today.

Alice Rawsthorn’s cultural highlights

Ore Streams is an ongoing research project by the Italian designers Simone Farresin and Andrea Trimarchi of Studio Formafantasma into a major design challenge – how to ensure that the millions of digital products bought each year will be disposed of and recycled responsibly. They began by mapping the gigantic, often global illicit trade in […]