A good read

I read with interest the article by Jamal Doumani “The big lie” (Nov. 28). The writer always comes up with interesting topics and forces his readers to ponder over the issue once they finish reading.

What media firestorm?

This is with reference to the article “In the face of media firestorm” (Nov. 28) by Bikram Vohra.

Kazakhstan’s key role in Central Asia

The current media spotlight on Kazakhstan highlights the strategic role that it is playing not only in Central Asia but also at the international level.

Putin’s Syrian roulette

Two recent tragedies — the downing of a Russian civilian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula and the terrorist massacre in Paris two weeks later — seemed to give Russia and the West something to agree u

The big lie

Not since Joe McCarthy, the demagogue and bully who rose to political prominence in the early 1950s by blatantly distorting the truth, has there been a public figure like Donald Trump, the Republican

Europe’s new challenges

The terrorist attacks on Paris earlier this month have given rise to an explosion of nasty prejudice.

In the face of media firestorm

Recently, I received a message on my mobile phone. It reads: “The Bihar results came out on the 8th of November.

Eyeing the unbanked

Financial regulators are generally known for taking a measured and cautious approach to change. But in the developed world, that reputation is being turned upside down.

Historic foes facing jittery future

Turkey's downing of a Russian war plane on the Syrian border risks inflicting significant damage on relations between Moscow and Ankara, even if they both have an interest in avoiding a permanent rupt

Shooting the messenger in India

In Bertolt Brecht’s poem Die Lösung (“The Solution”), written after the 1953 uprising in East Germany, a government functionary hands out bulletins informing the people that they have cost themselves

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