Strange pause in global warming

For the last quarter of the 20th century, the average temperature at the surface of the earth edged inexorably upward. Then, to the surprise even of scientists, it stopped.

Decoding the ‘ranged marriage

One of the risks of coming home to India is being co-opted into a game called arrange the arranged marriage. It is not a trivial pursuit and, unlike the love marriage, is played in deadly earnest.

A hard week for Muslims

This past week has been extremely hard for Muslims, especially those living in countries where they are minorities.

Confessions in a sealed envelope

I give my wife a sealed envelope. What is this, she says.

Saudi Press Roundup

Oil price and global conflicts

After the Peshawar carnage

On Dec. 16, the Taleban attacked an army school in Peshawar and killed 132 children and nine adults. The assault on the school was the single deadliest attack in the Taleban’s history.

Wounding a nation’s soul

The report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, detailing the CIA's secret interrogation of terrorism suspects, known as “enhanced interrogation,” a euphemism for a practice that i

Longing for lost American Dream

The idea of the American Dream is rooted in the United States’ Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that “all men are created equal” and that they are “endowed by their Creator with certain in

Respecting opinion of mankind

Almost a thousand Israeli personalities have already signed an appeal to European parliaments for their governments to recognize the State of Palestine.

Pinning hopes on Al-Abadi

There is a widespread conviction among the majority of Sunnis that the death sentence against Iraqi MP Ahmed Al-Alwani is the result of a sectarian measure engineered by the government of Nouri Al-Mal

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