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UN: Between hope and history

  • Amid the smoldering wrecks and stench of death and muffled sobs and wails of countless widows and orphans, the United Nations (UN) came into existence out of the debris of the WWII with the objective of preventing global conflicts, maintaining peace and accelerating socio-economic development...
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Can Khan help save Sharif’s peace plan?

  • Although the proposed peace plan of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been severely jolted by successive terrorist strikes; an attack on army officials and the suicide attack on a church in Peshawar.However, amid all this gloom the cricketer-turned-politician, Imran Khan, is seen as a...
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Other side of the Mirror: But the engine won’t start

  • As US President Barack Obama launched a blistering attack on Republicans for their “reckless” refusal to pass a “clean” spending bill to end the government shutdown, a ray of hope emerged on the looming debt limit crisis. House Speaker John Boehner, whom Obama Thursday...
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Assad playing dirty to crush revolution

  • For the past one year the strategy of Bashar Assad’s regime pivoted on the notion of crushing the uprising through the use of force by strengthening the latter’s capabilities by importing arms and forces from Iran, Iraq and Hezbollah. It is mainly due to these factors that Assad succeeded in...
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It’s never too late

  • Kingdom and France have always enjoyed unique and strong ties. Both the countries have shared similar views on almost all political issues over the years.Since the founding of the modern day Saudi Arabia in 1932, the Kingdom has worked with France on a host of global and regional issues. The...
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Violence begets more violence, Mr. Obama

  • Barack Obama, a name that emerged as a ray of hope at a time when then US President George W. Bush’s hawkish policies had placed the planet particularly the Middle East on a powder keg and the world was prepping for a massive economic breakdown. The name became a symbol of hope. It were not...
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A tiny window of opportunity in Syria

  • Often, reading about the two Great Wars of the last century and the staggering scale of casualties, one wonders how could the world have allowed human slaughter at such epic scale to go on for so long? The combined toll of the two world wars exceeded a horrific hundred million. Millions more died...
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Republic at 65: Still a long journey ahead

  • The Indian Republic turns 65 today. Sixty four years ago, this day at 10:18 a.m. Indian Standard Time, India became a sovereign democratic republic with the inauguration of her constitution at a solemn ceremony held in the grandiose durbar hall of the then majestic government house —...
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Do not let the idea of India die

  • As Dickens would put it, these are the best of times and worst of times for India....
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Rohingya: Tough test for a nascent democracy

  • When after years of house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi aptly described by many as the architect of democracy and human rights was allowed to enter politics, citizens of the world must have had heaved a sigh of relief.Her entry into the political arena was not only seen as a good omen for democracy in...
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