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...

Amazing Abdul Kalam!

2015-07-30 03:00
No Indian president fired the imagination of the common man in this nation of a billion-plus as Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam did. No president’s death evoked a tsunami of genuine grief ac...

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