Abbas, too lily-livered to lead

2012-11-06 03:12
CLEARLY, the Palestinian president hasn’t studied the political life of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who mistakenly believed appeasing a devil like Adolf Hitler could avert World War II...

China's mission impossible: A date for Hu’s military handover

2012-11-06 03:10
Outgoing Chinese President Hu Jintao is keeping the nation and the rest of the world guessing over whether he will seek to hang on as armed forces chief, sources said, highlighting a potentially serio...

Afghan village ‘haunted by US soldier’s rampage’

2012-11-06 03:08
NAJEEBAN in southern Afghanistan is a ghost village, deserted by the surviving inhabitants after a murderous rampage allegedly carried out by a rogue American soldier earlier this year.The accused, St...

Israel split over Abbas comments

2012-11-06 03:10
ISRAEL was on Sunday split over the weight of remarks by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in which he appeared to give up on the right of refugees to return to homes they lost or fled from in the 1948...

If Bush got a second chance, why not Obama?

2012-11-05 03:16
IN 2004, naïve little me firmly believed that John Kerry would be elected president of the United States. I had such confidence that Americans would turn out a US president responsible for a two-front...

Change coming from Jordan

2012-11-05 03:15
TWO weeks ago I visited Oman, and just before landing you are anxious of the unknown condition. It was as if we were in the midst of a serious situation since a security guard was on the plane. It’s s...

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