Who killed Cecil? Hypocrisy did

2015-08-01 03:00
THE killing of Cecil the lion is horrifying. But it is also hypocritical. That dentist guy from the US is the archetypal macho hunter who kills bison, deer, elk, moose and hangs their heads on his wal...

It’s time to ban the bomb

2015-07-31 03:00
The nuclear agreement between Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany, and the EU, comes at a historically propitious moment. Seventy years ago next month,...

No agnostics in the climate foxhole

2015-07-31 03:00
On a recent 14.5-hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney, I had time to read the columnist Charles Krauthammer’s collection of essays, Things that Matter. It made for a disturbing flight.I have enjoyed...

‘Waste’ of Lebanese politics

2015-07-31 03:00
I remember from my youth the popular Lebanese saying, “Everything in Lebanon is ‘zift’ (asphalt) except the roads!”Metaphorically, asphalt, or rather, “zift,” came to mean any bleak and slimy bad situ...

Refugees and the issue of survival

2015-07-31 03:00
It’s an astonishing statement for a refugee from war-torn Syria, but Taher has had enough of the xenophobia he has experienced in Germany.“I want to return to Syria, very afraid here,” he said this we...

Can we use Islamic rules in better way?

2015-07-30 03:00
Just a few weeks ago, a group of young Saudis led by Ayman Al-Sharif initiated a web link that they called Makkah Almukarrama Live. The group broadcast live pictures and activities from the Grand Mosq...

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