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Another headache for Modi

A cloak-and-dagger politics is being played out in the Narendra Modi government.



But $100 billion for Iran, Mr. Obama?

The world has not been following up as diligently as it should be doing on the 5+1 talks with Iran on its nuclear plans.



No role for Assad in peace talks

In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal last week for a regional coalition to combat terrorism, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moallem said: “I know Russia is a country that works



Greeks score a point

In the wake of Greek voters’ fairly unequivocal verdict in Sunday’s referendum, the decent way for Brussels to respond would be to cut Athens some slack and conclude a deal that leaves out some of the



Welcome to Modistan

Can one imagine David Cameron or Barack Obama or Angela Merkel or Francois Hollande making trips abroad, while their respective countries reel from blood-soaked trails of the most sinister scam?



Taxing tobacco

Over the last 10 years, impressive gains have been made in the battle against the tobacco epidemic.



Sitting on a powder keg

The violence unleashed in Arab countries in the last four years may turn out to be just a first taste of what is to come. Escalating brutality has put Arab citizens under immense pressure.



In the eye of the storm

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, is being accused by Israel of working hand-in-glove with the self-ascribed Islamic State (IS) or Daesh launching attacks on Egy



Menace of online pranks

There is a doctor whom everyone commends and who has been honored by the Saudi royal court, which granted him a certificate of merit for donating blood 10 times.



Educating Syria’s refugee children

When I took charge of Lebanon’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education in February 2014, I was presented with two huge challenges.

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