Opinion

The UAE’s Ministry of Happiness

2016-02-10 03:02
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, surprised the World Government Summit held in Dubai this week when he announced major structural...

Syrians left to suffer

2016-02-10 03:00
The collapse of the preparatory round of Geneva 3 talks last week was expected. The government delegation was not ready to acquiesce to opposition demands that the humanitarian clauses of UN Security...

Moscow: Then and now

2016-02-10 03:00
A recently published book by Syrian Vice President Farouq Al-Sharaa, who has been out of sight since 2012, describes how Russia agreed to receive Rifaat Assad, who had a dispute in 1984 with his broth...

Understanding global economic problems

2016-02-10 03:00
Seven years after the global financial crisis erupted in 2008, the world economy continued to stumble in 2015. According to the United Nations’ report World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016, the...

Can Sanders spring a surprise?

2016-02-10 03:00
Let us suppose for a moment that, by some miracle, Bernie Sanders makes it into the White House. How much of his broadly commendable agenda would he be able to translate into concrete policies?Among o...

The lying facade of Nukespeak

2016-02-10 03:00
In 1946, George Orwell decried the abuse of language in his classic essay, “Politics and the English Language,” declaring famously that “it (language) becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts...

Hundred thousand to one odds that he could still be alive six days later

2016-02-10 03:00
The odds were so against him that only the caprice of Fate saved Lance Naik Hanumanthappa. The fact that he is alive after six days under ice and snow is not a miracle, it is unbelievable.And yet it h...

Syria continues to bleed

2016-02-09 03:00
Like a neglected cancer that could have been cured had it been caught in its early stages, Syria has been abandoned to destruction; an entire traumatized generation is bereft of mothers, fathers, sibl...

Gaza: A ticking time bomb

2016-02-09 03:00
It is not true that only three wars have taken place since Hamas won parliamentary elections in 2006 in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Other wars that were deemed insignificant or “skirmishes”...

An obstacle to progress

2016-02-09 03:00
On Jan. 17, Rohith Vemula, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hyderabad in India’s Telangana state, hanged himself. Even in a country of 1.2 billion people, a single death can have a major impact....

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