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Cartoon Migdad Friday 21 March 2014

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Some return to the past, others look to the future

  • Afew days ago, I attended the World Government Summit in Dubai. Boasting contributions from a select group of leading political, economic, scientific and intellectual figures, it took place a few days before the seventh anniversary of the popular uprising that ended Muammar Qaddafi’s rule in...
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Confession of an incorrigible optimist

  • I am an optimist. Period. No ifs. No buts. No perhapses. Maybe it’s genetic....
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Discovering Sri Lanka... late

  • WE tend to discover late in life that we have been captives of misconceptions that have piled up as a result of wrong information. This information might be a mixture of rumors, half truths or complete lies. The mental picture I had about Sri Lanka was far from the truth concerning this beautiful...
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Myanmar: Suu Kyi beacon of a new era

  • IN any contest, the obvious winner is rarely ever the only winner. This is often lost sight of in the moment of euphoria. The overwhelming victory of Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 45 by-elections to Myanmar’s Parliament has other winners, too.Myanmar’s...
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ICC must not resort to selective justice

  • After 420 days of trial (over nearly four years), 115 witnesses, over 50,000 pages of testimony, and 1,520 exhibits, Charles Taylor, warlord-turned-president of Liberia, was found guilty on 11 counts by the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone.Taylor was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against...
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Algeria’s Islamists bank on Arab Spring

  • The Algerian legislative elections which are taking place today will probably bring some happy news for Islamist parties in the country. The Islamists’ victory in the post-revolution Tunisia and Egypt and their formation of a coalition government in Morocco might encourage some Algerian voters to...
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Algeria’s Islamists bank on Arab Spring

  • The Algerian legislative elections which are taking place today will probably bring some happy news for Islamist parties in the country. The Islamists’ victory in the post-revolution Tunisia and Egypt and their formation of a coalition government in Morocco might encourage some Algerian voters to...
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Gatekeeper Editors: Custodians of the truth?

  • Shaping world events is usually left to politicians, but shaping responsible public opinion is the mandate of a fair and ethical media. A fair and ethical media does not camouflage its story in bias or preconceived notions, or distorted truths… nor does it serve its own interests or that of its...
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Cinema Abu Safiya: I wish we could have it back!

  • On 22 March, Alex Rittmann wrote in the UAE newspaper The National a report entitled: “Escape to the movies: How banning the cinema in Saudi Arabia became a benefit to tourism in the UAE”. It stated that about a quarter million Saudi tourists visited the UAE in the summer of 2010 to view movies,...
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