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Need for pragmatic approach

Certain regional developments these days give an impression as if the Arab world lacks a clear vision during this tumultuous period.



Ukraine: Caught in the crossfire

THE ongoing turmoil in Ukraine has frequently been compared to the Yugoslav crisis of the early 1990s — and, indeed, there are many similarities.



Understanding Turkey’s stance

Last Sunday, the global media reported that Turkish tanks had rolled into Syria to carry out an operation to evacuate the tomb of Suleyman Shah from the only Turkish territory in the war-torn Syria.



Rich leader of a poor nation

According to international organizations, during his tenure as Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh had amassed wealth to the tune of around $60 billion.



Natural gas diplomacy

Russia watchers are rightly focusing on the latest brittle cease-fire in Ukraine, seeking to discern President Vladimir Putin’s intentions there.



Getting the whole picture

Movie buffs would no more consider missing out on Oscar night than football fans would on Super Bowl night.



West’s wilful bias against Islam

President Barack Obama may have touched a billion hearts by insisting that terrorists do not speak for a billion Muslims.



GCC: Looking beyond politics

Promoting environmental integration among Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries may seem to be a low priority issue in political exchanges, but it is actually an incentive and tool for fostering be



Is Pervez Musharraf gaining ground?

A SILENT but powerful undercurrent has begun to build up in Pakistan to place Gen. Pervez Musharraf back into power.



Indian Muslims need to be sensible

INDIA’S political landscape has undergone a total change in the past one year.

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