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Fact... Columbus did not discover America

Who really discovered America? As far as I know, it was not Christopher Columbus. It was not the Muslims either who discovered America. Does it really matter who discovered America?



Iran nukes and another deadline

Iran and world powers have given themselves seven more months to reach a nuclear deal, but a heightened risk of hard-liners wrecking the process means they may have missed their best chance ever, anal



Libya emerges as a new challenge

While international and regional efforts are focused on fighting militants in Syria and Iraq, one country is quickly emerging as an immediate danger to its neighbors, to most of North Africa and perha



El Pepe is one of a kind

If only Bapu knew, the Indian poet Sarojini Naidu is said to have remarked with reference to Mahatma Gandhi, how much it costs us to keep him in poverty.



Battling scourge of militancy

Despite repeated assurance by the unity government, hopes for peace in Afghanistan have dimmed as the Taleban-led insurgents continued their reign of terror, now even targeting civilians in the capita



Is PFLP trying to make a comeback?

When news reports alleged that the two cousins behind the Jerusalem synagogue attack on Nov. 18 were affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a level of confusion reigned.



Waking up to reality

Families fall out with each other all the time, but very often the ties of blood prevail. On the occasions they don’t, it’s a “lose-lose situation” for all.



Immigration reform or immigration brawl?

The United States, a nation of immigrants, is having a problem with immigrants — or at least with 12 million of them, illegals known in politically correct parlance as “undocumented.”



Bolstering ECB’s credibility

Germany's stance toward Europe has become one of rejection and disengagement.

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