Opinion

Human rights versus commercial interests

2014-04-21 03:00
British envoy to India Sir James Bevan’s politically significant decision to travel to Nagpur on Election Day in an apparent bid to enlighten himself to the nuances of voting system in the world’s lar...

Musharraf case tests civil-military ties

2014-04-21 03:00
Times change, people change but acrimony in some relationships seems to last forever. A similar case is true for the turbulent relationship between the civil and military relationship in Pakistan. The...

Algeria faces uncertain future

2014-04-21 03:00
Despite health problems and the fact that ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika is confined to a wheelchair, he won a fourth term in the presidential elections conducted last week. His landslide electoral victo...

Truth behind ‘charity’ work

2014-04-21 03:00
It is ironic that the regulator of charitable societies in the UK has now become aware of the hazards of activities carried out in the garb of “charity.” Many elements are using such noble fronts for...

GCC-Jordan strategic relations defy the odds

2014-04-21 03:00
I write this week from Amman, Jordan, where a high-level team of officials and experts met to explore new avenues for cooperation on trade and investment. The team’s work is part of a wider GCC-Jordan...

Importance of recognizing the red lines for stability

2014-04-21 03:00
One of the pleasures of living in the West is that one doesn’t have to be bothered with bad news. The Syrian civil war, sectarian violence in Africa and missing jets need not register on anybody’s rad...

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