Opinion



China’s sweet deal for Pakistan

Last few months have been tough for Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s premier, who has braved resilient opposition sit-in protests in the federal capital.



India’s social security system under threat

Is the Narendra Modi dispensation in India planning to give a quiet burial to the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA), world’s largest livelihood security program?



Time to fight IS effectively

US troops are trickling back into Iraq in a bid to help destroying the Islamic State (IS) terrorists, but some experts doubt the American deployment will make a significant difference in the fight aga



Low cost production in Morocco

Although French car manufacturer PSA/Peugeot-Citroen denies plans that it is negotiating for a low-cost assembly plant in Morocco, market sources confirm that “serious discussions are going on between



Don’t confuse masses

This is with reference to the article “Modi making shrewd moves” (Nov. 15) by Nilofar Suhrawardy.



The UN leadership

I read with interest the article “Politics of UN leadership” (Nov. 15) by Shashi Tharoor. I personally believe that the US invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan has left the United Nations redundant.



Iran’s role in Mideast

This is with reference to the report “Iran to have ‘smart filtering’ soon” (Nov. 15). Such moves will only backlash in the long run.



Saudi Press Roundup

Hezbollah’s foolish steps



Why banks should do more

I tried my best to understand the role of banks in supporting middle-class families to invest their limited monthly income. Unfortunately, I did not find anything of significance in this area.



When a hero falls

The scene of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wrapping her arms around US President Barack Obama following their joint press conference at her residence in Rangoon on Friday was sickening on

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