Opinion



Whitewashing the failure in Iraq

AS Iraq stands on the verge of a complete breakdown into mini sectarian states, former leading neoconservative and Iraq war advocate Richard Perle made a sudden appearance on Newsmax TV.



Arab-Israel conflict sinks to new depths

THE murder of three Israeli teenagers was horrifying but the Israeli government’s response is equally so.



Asia’s military revolution

A vast revolution in military affairs is taking place across East Asia. The latest signs are Chinese President Xi Jinping’s purge of Gen.



Why Aquino’s address to nation is important

Peggy Noonan, a much-admired presidential speechwriter, wrote in her book, “On Speaking Well,” this simple directive: “Every speech has a job to do.” And so it does, especially when delivered by the h



Fighting deviant ideology

This is with reference to the report “Dozens of Saudi fighters surrender in Syria” (July 7). It is a very encouraging situation.



Novak’s love for grass

Novak Djokovic celebrated his grueling Wimbledon 2014 victory over Roger Federer by publicly eating grass from the court he played on.



Iran’s Mideast policy

Iran should stop meddling in the internal matter of Iraq. Even top Shiite leaders are openly opposing Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki and have called for his ouster.



Ramadan: A training program for Muslims

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Muslim calendar. Fasting, during this blessed month, is the fourth pillar of Islam.



Third intifada not unlikely

Amid heightened tension in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, thousands of Palestinians took part in the funeral of a murdered Palestinian teenager, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was killed by Israelis.



Cairo should take brave new steps

The new Egyptian government is living up to its promises to make difficult decisions necessary to revive the nearly moribund economy, including a promise to cut subsidies that eat up nearly a quarter

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