Opinion



Gambling with safety of GCC

If President Obama’s promise that verification, not trust, will be the cornerstone of the deal the United States — and its western allies — struck with Iran over its nuclear program, then Arab countri



Resetting Indo-Pak peace process

The India-Pakistan diplomatic season has finally begun.



Unintended consequences

In his Pulitzer-Prize-winning book, Lords of Finance, the economist Liaquat Ahamad tells the story of how four central bankers, driven by staunch adherence to the gold standard, “broke the world” and



Is a West-Iran alliance the solution?

Some politicians and analysts keep reiterating that the West has an interest in taming Iran and forming an alliance with it.



N-deal — and now comes the hard part

Getting the Iran nuclear deal unveiled Tuesday was hard enough. Now it must be approved, implemented and then stuck to for years. Get set for a bumpy ride, experts warn.



Allaying Arab suspicions

Negotiators struggled in Vienna on Tuesday to give final touches to an agreement that would provide a long-term framework to monitor Iran’s nuclear program, paving the way for the removal of internati



Why OFWs must rally behind POEA chief

There are cracks in the Philippine recruitment industry owing to the desire of some disgruntled agency owners to oust the head of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).



Gaza’s Norwegian friend

Every time that Israel has attacked Gaza since 2006, the Norwegian doctor, Mads Gilbert, has volunteered to treat wounded men, women and children at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa Hospital.



Two old men against the grain

What are the chances a couple of grey-haired men could spearhead political change on both sides of the Atlantic?



Man on a mission

When Prince Sultan bin Salman, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTNH), sat amid the ruins of the glorious old city of Al-Diriyah to record a TV program for Al-Arab

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