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Why Banksy’s gesture matters

  • Britain’s iconic street artist, anti-establishment activist and director insists on anonymity. The reason given is that graffiti, which he refers to as “underclass revenge,” is a crime. Supporting that claim, the London Borough of Westminster once painted over many of his modern masterpieces. ...
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Egypt’s reforms begin to pay off

  • Egypt is gradually emerging from years of economic turmoil caused by serial revolutionary aftershocks that shattered investor confidence and took a heavy toll on foreign currency reserves. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi took the reins when the country was in deep crisis, suffering hours-long e...
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Upsurge in nationalism does not bode well for world order

  • The factors that brought Western nations together under the US umbrella forged international institutions designed to achieve unity of purpose and preserve shared liberal democratic values to prevent another devastating world war. But many of those alliances and institutions are today being und...
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The Brexit madness

  • Strange how Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May voted for Britain to remain in the EU yet has morphed into one of Brexit’s most determined advocates refusing to contemplate a second referendum because the people have spoken, she says.Even stranger is the revelation that the UK’s eccentric...
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Goodbye, and good riddance!

  • It’s a pity President Barack Obama’s pivot away from the Middle East failed to manifest. Anywhere but here! Despite his sincere-sounding reach out to the Arab world during his early days of presidency when he pledged his commitment to work for a Palestinian state and facilitate an atmosphere of...
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An inconvenient truth

  • Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, a political ally of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn and a close friend of George Galloway, has got himself in hot water for exposing a regularly buried historical truth concerning the Nazis collaboration with Zionists to ease the transfer of German Jews...
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Lebanon sleepwalks into Iran’s arms

  • When I first visited Beirut in the early part of 1974 before the civil war kicked-off, I was bowled over. There are no words to describe that glittering, glamorous capital then or its level of sophistication that was absent from many European cities. It was prosperous, its people fun-loving,...
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Fiercely proud Syrian refugees

  • I have been overwhelmed with admiration for the Syrians with a single-minded goal to get to welcoming northern European countries. Mothers, fathers, children and young men fleeing regime bombs and terrorists, thought their worries were over when they arrived on the shores of Greece. Little did...
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White House candies sweeten Netanyahu

  • President Barack Obama is a smooth salesman but it’s been tough going to persuade the Israeli premier to go along with the P5+1 nuclear deal that has severely strained US-Israeli relations. Bullying didn’t work, so now he appears to have resorted to sweetening the pill in other areas.A headline...
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Is it really about Iran’s nukes?

  • Is it mere happenstance that the Obama administration is replete with Iran-Firsters, such as Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, National Security Council Director for Iran Sahar Nowrouzzadeh — and Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett?One-on-one talks with...
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