Opinion



Sad outcome of Israeli elections

So Netanyahu is back. That’s the sad outcome of the Israeli elections. Sad, but not the end of the world.



Time for joint Arab action

Recent remarks by US Secretary of State John Kerry about negotiating with Syrian President Bashar Assad marks a significant turning point in the Syrian crisis.



Fighting EU’s nuclear ambitions

In October, the EU approved a controversial subsidy deal to allow billions of pounds of state aid for Hinkley Point C, a new nuclear reactor planned for the UK.



Sectarianism tearing Iraq apart

As memories of the Halabja massacre were refreshed with the recent anniversary, one fact comes unwillingly to mind; very little has changed in Iraq since Halabja.



Gender crimes in India

It did not take long for the report of the rape of an elderly nun in a convent in West Bengal to hit headlines across the world.



Mayhem in museum

Museums are the guardians of history. They are home to the legacies of the past and evidence of where we come from.



Swamy, get your info right!

The past one week has seen BJP leader Subramaniam Swamy tirelessly tweeting and retweeting, insisting that mosques are only structures, and hence can be destroyed, while temples are actual places of w



Iran’s growing interference in Iraq

The battle to rid Tikrit of the Islamic State has revealed the depth of the Iranian military's role in Iraq, as well as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard leaders’ authority over what has been dubbed the



Palestinian issue — close to collapse or statehood?

Palestinian officials believe they can build a stronger case for international pressure on Israel now that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears to have cruised to re-election by adopting hard-lin



Caught between IS and Assad

Visit, as I did recently, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (The Met, to New Yorkers), the largest art museum in the US and one of the 10 largest in the world.

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