Opinion



America’s need for speed

On July 1, 1828 a song was written about the first American passenger train. As time passed, American songwriters and composers wrote countless emotional songs about trains and train rides.



Mind your manners

Earlier this month a video was circulating on various social media platforms that showed a man in the usual pilgrim’s attire in Makkah (which means he was in the Grand Mosque to perform Umrah) using a



Europe should tread carefully

As the European Union’s leaders gather in Riga for a summit with the six members of the EU’s “Eastern Partnership,” many recall the dramatic meeting in Vilnius of November 2013.



Think before you speak

Indian opposition parties can’t believe their luck that even before the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office on May 26 their cause is being helped by none other than



Fully going autopilot

The recent Germanwings disaster has once again reminded us that human pilots are not always failsafe.



New phase beckons in GCC-US relations

The many analytical reports after the Camp David Summit focused on the Iranian nuclear deal and its impact on relations between the Gulf Cooperation Council and America.



One year of disappointments

India’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will mark its first anniversary in office this month.



Striking at the roots

On Friday, the New York Federal Court sentenced Khalid Al-Fawwaz, a suspect in the deadly 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, to life in prison.



On the brink

This week’s surprise capture of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar governorate, by Islamic State (IS) militants represents another blow to Prime Minister Haider Al- Abadi’s efforts to win the trust and conf



It’s déjà vu all over again

The capital of Iraq’s Al-Anbar province, Ramadi, has fallen to the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS), almost a year after the fall of Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province.

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