Opinion



On to the next clue

Up to 11 military planes, three civil planes and 14 ships are still searching for a plane that went down 32 days ago and has cost $44 million without any result.



Talks with TTP and the mirage of peace

The news of Pakistani Taleban not agreeing to extend a month-long cease-fire in the country has not surprised many in the country.



A federal Ukraine?

Two things were clear after US Secretary of State John Kerry’s four hours of talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris last Sunday.



Cementing Europe’s recovery

During my current trip to Europe, I have been encouraged by the hope and deeper sense of economic and financial calm that has arrived this spring.



Between the Lines: Equating the ballot box with democracy

As elections season gets under way in earnest across the region, the most pressing question on many minds is whether the ballot box can be equated with democracy and the rule of law.



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 —

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