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Is there a final tendril of hope?

  • It would be seen as an ongoing comedy of errors if it wasn’t so tragic. The destruction of a Red Crescent aid convoy under the umbrella of the UN of which both Russia and the US are Security Council members with veto powers makes a mockery of the whole international edifice.Last week the...
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Houthis not serious about peace

  • The up in the fighting on the Saudi-Yemeni border and the death of seven border guards is regrettable in the extreme. The military coalition led by Saudi Arabia has again been forced to show its intent and its commitment to taking on rebels and paying for this commitment in blood and lives...
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Stop bloodbath

  • There is no good news today. The triple bombings in Iraq and the up in Daesh attacks may be seen as a sign of a desperate last stand but the devastation and loss of life is massive. That the Russians and the US stalled on the Syrian peace initiative — peppered by the fresh bursts of violence and...
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GCC: One for all, and all for one

  • The GCC summit in Riyadh has a lot more to offer than mere rhetoric and could, under the stewardship of Saudi Arabia as the host country and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman’s initiatives, become a watershed in today’s geographical and political equations.For one, the presence of the...
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Ties set to soar higher

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will round up his trip to Brussels and Washington with a visit to Saudi Arabia on April 2 and 3, on his way back home. His visit comes at a time when the Gulf region is absorbing the ramifications triggered by falling oil prices. Uppermost in his mind is the...
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Need to spike the guns

  • The great tragedy is that the Yemen and Syrian crises don’t give themselves the opportunity to end the strife even when that opportunity presents itself. The cease-fire in Yemen was broken even before the Swiss-based peace talks had gathered traction. The sounds of gunfire and the firing of...
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GCC summit — testament to intent

  • While battle-weary ministers go into the last of the twelve days of conference over climate control in Le Bourget without coming to a deal on saving the planet, in Riyadh the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) delegations have created a watershed on several major issues. The call to the global...
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Pleasant platitudes, promises

  • Those expecting fireworks in Indian Premier Modi’s speech saw them only in the sky. He came. He saw. But for once not everyone concurred even though the stereophonic rhetoric won the day. British Prime Minister David Cameron set the standard high with a crowd pleasing speech replete with a clamor...
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The unsung refugee

  • THE New York Times recently carried an article on a man who died unsung. He led a common life, did nothing special and left no mark behind him. Just passing through his three score and twenty and being special only because he wasn’t.Far too often you are not given the choice to make that...
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Modi’s big bash still to come

  • Here we go again. In the UK they are rushing for the bus, the tube and the queue to join the Welcome Partners, organizers and sponsors for Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Wembley address on Nov 13.They are calling it a show to rival the opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games. And everyone needs an...
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