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US eyes more cuts in Indian imports of Iranian oil

  • KOLKATA, India: Hoping to wean India from Iranian oil imports, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging Indian leaders to explore alternative suppliers as she opens a three-day visit to the energy-starved South Asian giant that will also focus on regional security and easing trade...
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Russians protest over Putin’s return as president

  • MOSCOW: Russian demonstrators carried a black coffin bearing the word ‘democracy’ through the city of Vladivostok on Sunday at the start of protests against Vladimir Putin on the eve of his return to the presidency for another six years....
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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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Tumultuous Israeli politics

  • Israel is currently experiencing the kind of turmoil that may or may not affect its political hierarchy following the next general election. However, there is little reason to believe that any major transformations in the Israeli political landscape could be of benefit to Palestinians. Former...
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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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KSM and the shadow of evil

  • It took Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) less than 10 months to mastermind the 9/11 attacks. It took the CIA more than 10 years to catch him.KSM, the alleged principal architect of these attacks, and the force behind the most significant terrorist plots over the last 20 years, including the World...
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