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For some kids, bullying may not leave lasting mental scars

CALIFORNIA: Children who are bullied during their pre-teen years may experience mental health issues like anxiety and depression, but a study of twins suggests that some victims may not experience lasting psychological problems. Researchers examined data on about 11,000 twins born in England and Wales from 1994 to 1996. The youth completed assessments on their exposure to bullying when they were 11 and 14 years old, and they had mental health evaluations when they were 11 and 16 years old. At age 11, kids who reported…

Qatar Airways boss says ‘bullying’ Gulf states will hit profits

DOHA: Qatar Airways' outspoken boss Akbar Al-Baker accused neighbouring Gulf states Thursday of "bullying" his country during the region's political crisis and said his company's profits would be hit by the dispute. Baker insisted that Qatar could sustain the impact of what he called a blockade imposed on Doha, but conceded that an impact on profits was inevitable for the Gulf carrier. "It has to (affect profits) because we have additional costs to operate in and out of the country," he said. "And this is normal…

Qatar lawyers accuse Saudi-led bloc of bullying

DOHA: The Saudi-led countries that have cut ties and imposed stringent demands on Qatar are "bully states" acting in ways that "have historically resulted in war", the emirate's lawyers said today. In a statement, the lawyers also called on the international community to condemn the actions of the group of countries which they said were illegal. "The 13 demands, ultimatum and actions of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt who have targeted Qatar are an affront to international law and comity," read the statement from…

Qatar Airways chief accuses US carriers of ‘bullying’

DUBAI: The chief of Qatar Airways on Monday accused American carriers complaining over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines of “bullying,” as he announced new US routes in defiance of mounting airport restrictions. US carriers Delta, United and American Airlines have accused Qatar Airways along with Dubai’s Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad of benefitting from government subsidies to expand their transcontinental networks. They have urged US President Donald Trump to take action against the Gulf airlines, who deny any form…

Five Celebrities Who Were Bullied As Kids

One of the unfortunate experiences that marks many childhoods is bullying. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, close to half of all children will experience school bullying at some point while they are at primary or secondary school. A number of celebrities have gone public with their stories of being bullied when they were kids.It may surprise you to find out that a number of very famous people had to endure being bullied at some point in their lives. Here are top five of the celebrities,…