America’s grim legacy in Iraq

The Iraq war is now 11 years old and still tearing up the country, but no longer with the assistance of US troops. Between 500,000 and 700,000 people died from 2003–2011.

Putin’s perilous course

The dangers of the crisis in Ukraine cannot be exaggerated.

Libya and Tunisia — a tale of two revolutions

Three years after the revolutions in various Arab countries, many observers are still arguing about how to describe them.

Beyond sense and sensibility

NO single religion has a lien on nut jobs.

KSA needs land reforms

SAUDI Arabia is one of the biggest countries in terms of landmass spread over an area of around one million square miles with a population of about 30 million.

Jordan ups the ante against infiltrators

IN an extraordinary development, Jordanian air force intercepted and then destroyed at least four vehicles last Wednesday that tried to cross the border from the Syrian side into Jordan.

The Bard for all times

A COPY of William Shakespeare’s complete works was once smuggled into South Africa’s Robben Island prison, in the guise of a Hindu prayer book.

Should Abbas jump on Indyk’s galloping horse?

To understand how thoughtless the US latest “peace process” drive has been, one only needs to consider some of the characters involved in this political theater.

No end to Lebanon’s woes

You have to hand it to the Lebanese they’re arguably the world’s greatest survivors.

Prevention is key to containing MERS

On Facebook, Filipino workers based in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and other Middle East countries have started posting messages about the dreaded Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus, a

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