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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



So much for equality in the nation of nations

In August of 2012, during the presidential campaign pitting Barack Obama against the Republican contender for the White House, Mitt Romney, the incumbent invoked the notion of “equal opportunity,” in



Kurdistan in a tight spot

June 9, 2014 is a day people in Kurdistan, Iraq, the Middle East, and most of the world will remember: Iraqi army units in the country’s second-largest city of Mosul melted away without fighting.



New Cold War is not likely

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the Soviet Union and the man who inadvertently administered a mercy killing to Communism in Europe said, “The world is on the brink of a new Cold War.



Progress in fight against terror

Pakistani forces, backed by aerial support, are making progress in their second major offensive against the dreaded armed group Lashkar-e-Islam, or Army of Islam, in the country’s northern Khyber trib



Politics of UN leadership

Election cycles are growing longer worldwide. In the United States, for example, ambitious politicians are already campaigning hard in bellwether states for the 2016 presidential election.

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