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Iranian women proving to be a thorn in the regime’s side

  • The death of Mahsa Amini, who hailed from a poor Kurdish family, while in morality police custody in Iran last month might have passed unnoticed in a country where arbitrary arrests, internments and the violent treatment of detainees are commonplace. But the protests that have followed might ha...
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Heat waves here to stay as world drags feet on climate change

  • Finally, it has been confirmed, climate change will make itself felt somewhere near you, wherever you are living on this planet. In the Global North, the extreme weather in winter has made itself felt through floods and unseasonal storms, while in summer, heat waves, droughts and bush fires are...
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Like all Lebanese lives, elections challenged by lack of electricity

  • Finally, a Lebanese official has dared to confirm that Lebanon’s national grid is supplying the nation with only two hours of electricity per day. However, people from Lebanon will tell you that they have forgotten they receive any power from the national electricity company, since most have be...
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Manufactured migration crisis a potent weapon for EU’s enemies

  • Events on the borders between Belarus and Poland, Lithuania and Estonia in northeastern Europe could lead to the area becoming the latest arena for settling scores between Europe and the Western world on the one side and Vladimir Putin’s Russia and his Belarussian protege President Alexander Lu...
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Macron’s path to a second term littered with thorns

  • Though President Emmanuel Macron remains favorite to win France’s next election, six months out from the vote the political scene keeps changing in a way that could lead his camp to run his campaign blindfolded, as no one can predict who his strategic opponent will be. Will it be the far right?...
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Why UK’s ‘freedom day’ gamble could backfire

  • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and senior ministers, including the treasury chief, have been forced to self-isolate after Sajid Javid, the health secretary, tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Monday, July 19, 2021, was drummed up by the UK authorities as “freedom day,” bu...
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Ardern delivers a lesson in leadership

  • New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has shown what a difference leaders can make in critical, divisive and hatred-filled times. (AFP) It is reassuring to see that not all has been lost, and reminders of good leaders and leadership in a leaderless world can come from countries such...
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Regulating the World Wide Web a worthy but unrealistic proposal

  • World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee takes part in an event marking the 30 years of World Wide Web, on March 12, 2019 at the CERN in Meyrin near Geneva. (AFP) On a regular March day 30 years ago, the World Wide Web was invented. It came from a simple internal search for methods to he...
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Lebanon’s new government highlights shift toward Iran

  • Saad Hariri (File/AFP) A sigh of relief is maybe being shared by the people of Lebanon after the country’s new government was announced after nine months of waiting. Although it is called a unity government, it is the country’s first Cabinet dominated by the victors at the expense of th...
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Lebanon should be wary of Qataris bearing gifts

  • A high wave hits Beirut’s Corniche. (Reuters) The average Lebanese was looking forward to the Arab economic summit that was held in Beirut at the weekend to maybe offer relief to the country’s ailing economy, which has been under severe strain due to many months of governmental v...
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