Opinion

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....

Fighting extremism through education

2016-02-09 03:00
To try and sum up the causes of extremism in one word will ultimately lead to a vast generalization. But the main reason behind the cause of extremism is the educational curricula, because this lays t...

Tax woes of Pakistan

2016-02-09 03:00
In a desperate attempt to broaden Pakistan’s tax base, the Sharif government has announced a tax amnesty scheme for traders — just pay a nominal one percent on untaxed amount of up to Rs50 million and...

Heavy reliance on Saher system

2016-02-08 03:00
Two reports that I came across recently left me confused or should I say sad. According to one report quoting the traffic department, the number of road accidents and fatalities has substantially decr...

Make hay while the sun shines

2016-02-08 03:00
Off the shores of Dubai, as the whole world knows, lie archipelagos of artificial islands — in the form of a palm, in the form of the entire world. The azure seas lap against wonders, and for a time,...

Prevention is better than cure

2016-02-08 03:00
At a time when the world, particularly Saudi Arabia, was busy fighting MERS, reports about the emergence of another dangerous virus is doing the rounds. The name of this new threat is Zika.It is not a...

The art of diplomacy

2016-02-08 03:00
Since assuming the post as the foreign minister, Adel Al-Jubeir has proved that he is the right man for the job. He was entrusted with this task at a critical time after the demise of Prince Saud Al-F...

Iran chasing a mirage

2016-02-08 03:00
Foreign officials dealing with Iran since the mullahs seized power have often wondered who is really in charge in Tehran. Chris Patten, a British politician who served as the European Union’s foreign...

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