Wounding a nation’s soul

The report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, detailing the CIA's secret interrogation of terrorism suspects, known as “enhanced interrogation,” a euphemism for a practice that i

Longing for lost American Dream

The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States’ Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that “all men are created equal” and that they are “endowed by their Creator with certain in

Respecting opinion of mankind

Almost a thousand Israeli personalities have already signed an appeal to European parliaments for their governments to recognize the State of Palestine.

Pinning hopes on Al-Abadi

There is a widespread conviction among the majority of Sunnis that the death sentence against Iraqi MP Ahmed Al-Alwani is the result of a sectarian measure engineered by the government of Nouri Al-Mal

Fighting gender bias

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded last week, given jointly to Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian activist against child labor, and Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist for education, “for their

The lessons from Peshawar

Commenting on the decline and decay of the Islamic world, Robert Reilly writes in his interesting book, The Closing of the Muslim Mind: “The fatal disconnect between the Creator and the mind of his cr

In defense of Owaisi

Hindu nationalists may ridicule Asaduddin Owaisi with “next Jinnah” taunts, but the determined politician isn’t going anywhere.

10 things we learn from Peshawar mayhem

• That the rules of engagement were flung to the winds and in the aftermath children are increasingly on the firing line. Who will stop it from getting worse?

Currency crisis: Putin’s biggest challenge

He crushed Chechnya’s rebellion, pushed back Russia’s frontiers and restored the pride of a nation humiliated by the demise of the Soviet Union.

A new direction for global health

It is easy to be discouraged about the state of international cooperation today, but global health remains an area in which the world has come together to do significant good.

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