Opinion



What if we leave Afghans alone?

Prior to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979, this landlocked country largely remained away from media spotlight.



Two-state solution in doldrums

It has been more than a year since US Secretary of State John Kerry launched his Middle East shuttle diplomacy in an effort to restart stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.



An Afghan milestone

The general dearth of positive news out of Kabul partly accounts for the enthusiasm generated by last Saturday’s presidential and local council elections.



There go the bullets

How do you think a US airport would react to someone from the Middle East or Asia or Africa leaving the country with three live bullets in his jacket pocket?



BJP ties itself in knots with delayed manifesto

Nothing can be more disgraceful and shameful for a political party than the charge that its election manifesto — the sacrosanct document for any political party entering the battle of the ballot —



The Indian elections

It is truly the greatest show on Earth, an ode to a diverse and democratic ethos, where 800 million + of humanity vote, providing their small part in directing their ancient civilization into the futu



New American reality: An empire beyond salvation

US Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t hide his frustration anymore, as the US-sponsored peace process continued to falter.



The macabre comedian of US

A famous line of the Scottish poet Robert Burns expressed the wish that “some power” would grant blinkered human beings the “gift to see ourselves as others see us.”



Cameron feeling the heat

It is generally acknowledged that the UK has turned into a safe haven for Muslim Brotherhood (MB) fugitives who have had the audacity to open their headquarters above a kebab shop in north London.



Filipino graduates face tough economy

It is graduation season in the Philippines, and one can’t help but wax nostalgic about youthful indulgences and daydreams about making it to the top.

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