Chill Out's tagline is "Reason to Get Closer," and the bar has plenty of them. Unlike being stuck in actual winter weather you can't escape, you're offered a temporary and manageable escape from the heat.
Chicago shouldn't stop looking for creative ways to bring investment into the city, but it should have clear-eyed awareness of who its partners are and look for ways to engage them about human rights and the rule of law.
It is not clear whether the signs coming from NATO point to contradiction or cooperation among its member states. The answer about the fate of NATO's role in Syria is primarily held by Turkey, which holds all the trump cards, and in this is second to none, except perhaps Washington.
The UAE's vast resources and deep pockets afford it significant influence globally. It has been able to exploit these advantages to deflect criticism for persistent and serious human rights violations.
In response to Dubai's growth and the consumer demand for variety, the fast food industry has thrived with many popular American chains, such as McDonalds, KFC and Subway, as well as numerous local quick-service options.
There is something comforting about looking at bookshelves filled with volumes that you have read. And there is no feeling worse than when the shelves are full and you have to throw out or donate some of the books.
The movement that has swept most states in the region was initially built on social ideals that the political Islamists don't necessarily subscribe to, but joined under the understanding that "the end justifies the means."
Whereas the UAE has constantly strived to lessen the economic impact of the UN sanctions on the Iranian people and has repeatedly stated that it will not impose non-UN sanctions on its northern neighbor, Iran has shown very little goodwill towards the UAE or its Gulf neighbors.
It is not immediately clear why Mr. Ahmadinejad chose to provoke the UAE at a moment about its nuclear program in a bid to weaken international sanctions and reduce the risk of an Israeli and/or U.S. military strike.
The video purported to be a "tutorial" showing how gays can be "cured" or "scrubbed clean" of their sexuality. The campaign highlighted the difficult issues that LGBT people face in the UAE, particularly LGBT youth.
There were times I felt as though this were a sort of Hogwart's Castle. But I came to realize that this wasn't the case. The students weren't magical, nor was the place. It was the opportunity for meeting and learning from each other that was the magic.