Opinion

Why is Israel turning right?

2013-01-18 03:07
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was once seen as a right-wing figure. Now he’s widely considered to be a moderate. But it’s not Netanyahu who has changed; Israel has. His governi...

Obama’s gun-control plan faces daunting challenge in Congress

2013-01-18 03:08
President Barack Obama’s proposals to curb gun violence face a difficult path through a sharply divided US Congress, where the biggest gun-control fight in decades looms on an issue that has lon...

Canadian Maple Leaf at my son’s wedding

2013-01-17 03:08
During my school years at the preparatory level (7-9th grade), I was one of five students who made up the school’s cultural team. During those days schools competed with other each in a quiz sho...

Syrian refugees bear brunt of war

2013-01-17 03:08
FIRAS Salam struggled to carry the eight-liter jerry can up the hill. When the 13-year-old reached the top, he veered right into a row of tents. But before he could make it to the 220 square foot nylo...

Thirst for change at the heart of Pakistan protest

2013-01-17 03:09
Tears roll down Mohammad Zubair’s cheeks as he speaks about the misery of being jobless in Pakistan, cursing the ruling elite and pinning his hopes for a better future on a populist religious sc...

Snow, with a small chance of peace

2013-01-17 03:08
Children building snowmen and palm trees sprinkled with snowflakes were just some of the many pictures that filtered through my Facebook news feed last Thursday when Jerusalem experienced its heaviest...

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