Opinion



Education systems are failing our people

How and when did civilized countries in this region, once the shining light of the world with their scientists and groundbreaking inventions, morph into this tragedy of failed and fragmented states?



Israeli missiles and Gaza’s bomb shelters

Few weeks ago, three Israeli teens were kidnapped and murdered. Two of them held dual citizenships, Israeli and American.



Gaza: The result of destroying resistance

The coming few hours will determine the fate of an Egyptian initiative to implement a cease-fire between Israel, which has accepted the deal, and Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza.



The future of FIFA

The World Cup has concluded with its usual flourish, and much of the world, as usual, couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement of it all — which is exactly the outcome that Sepp Blatter wants



The animals living among us

I remember the good old days in Ahmedabad when I was editor of Indian Express and Narendra Modi was a fledgling politician and we were old buddies and we would meet and chew the fat and eat dhoklas an




The war Netanyahu cannot possibly win

When the bodies of three Israeli settlers — Aftali Frenkel and Gilad Shaar, both 16, and Eyal Yifrach, 19 — were found on June 30 near Hebron in the southern West Bank, Israel went into a state of mou



And so the killing goes on

I’ve just seen a photograph of the sweetest tiny girl, a Palestinian child little more than a baby, hugging her dead father.



Building consensus on the Bangsamoro Basic Law

How do you draft a law based on a much-awaited historic political settlement brought about by formal peace talks between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front?



On ‘operation’ table, can Pakistan let itself down?

The Italian historian, Niccolò Machiavelli spoke wise words when he said, “The Romans never allowed a trouble spot to remain simply to avoid going to war over it, because they knew that wars don’t jus

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