US-Egypt ties: Impact on region

2015-08-05 03:00
The resumption of strategic dialogue between Egypt and the United States this week, after a six-year hiatus, signals an important shift in US policy toward Cairo and its regime. Washington looked the...

Mistake of betting on Al-Nusra Front

2015-08-05 03:00
Attempts to embellish Al-Nusra Front and include it within the Syrian revolutionary camp have failed, despite all the sponsorship and armaments the party has received, and despite its portrayal as les...

Need for restraints

2015-08-05 03:00
Earlier this month, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a 24-year-old US citizen of Middle Eastern descent, opened fire at two military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing five. This act of local horror...

A catastrophic anniversary

2015-08-05 03:00
Among the more bizarre artefacts of the atomic age is a 1950s song titled Fujiyama Mama by Wanda Jackson, which begins: “I’ve been to Nagasaki, Hiroshima too, the same I did to them baby I can do to y...

Obama’s clean power plan

2015-08-05 03:00
President Barack Obama’s plan to slash electricity-generated CO2 emissions was welcomed Tuesday as a courageous step toward a lower-carbon future, but not yet enough to brake dangerous planet warming....

Israel wakes up to its shame

2015-08-04 03:00
Seared photographs of angelic 18-month-old Ali Saad, burned alive by Jewish radicals, have touched a nerve within Israel just as a photograph of a young Vietnamese girl, fleeing in agony from the effe...

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