Recruiting to kill: It is not just an Israeli war on Gaza

To some, US Secretary of State John Kerry may have appeared to be a genuine peacemaker as he floated around ideas during a Cairo visit on July 25 about a cease-fire between Israel and resisting Palest

Gaza’s pain prolonged by unrealistic goals

Civilians are being slaughtered while the world debates and apportions blame. However playing the blame game is a mere academic exercise at this juncture. What’s important is to stop the bloodshed.

What kind of future awaits the 100-millionth baby?

Her name is Chonalyn, a baby girl weighing 6.1 pounds, born at 12.35 a.m. at a public hospital known as Dr. Jose Fabella Hospital in the city of Manila.

Malaysia Airlines crew reel after disasters

Jonathan Takom has been a Malaysia Airlines steward for 16 worry-free years, but after the carrier’s loss of two planes and nearly 30 crew, when he touches down these days his anxious family calls to

Cease-fire: The day after

A 12-hour cease-fire entered into force between Israel and Hamas.

Gaza crisis: Time for India’s intervention

Has India’s official stand on Palestine undergone a drastic change under the Narendra Modi regime?

Fortress Britain retreats into splendid isolation

Recent Cabinet shuffle in Britain may be the latest sign of UK growing isolationist trend.

Putin stays on offense in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin might be expected to hunker down into defense mode as he is besieged by accusations of Russian involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The nutty side of school

What sort of world do we have to live in where a four-year-old has to undergo an entrance examination to get into kindergarten?

Inevitable logic of Gaza tunnels

Palestinians are an ancient people. They thus do not need to wait around for the emergence in their midst of some military genius to edify them on the efficacy of tunnels in guerrilla warfare.

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