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Iraqi quagmire

  • This is with reference to the article “The complex puzzle of Iraq” (May 23) by Osman Mirghani. I believe that confusing the situation in Iraq is the main goal of the United States. Following the unlawful and unjustified invasion of Iraq, the US took the first step toward the disintegration of...
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Obama’s problems

  • US President Barack Obama had emerged as a ray of hope for the millions of people dejected by the continuous political and economic crises. Unfortunately, Obama did not live up to the expectations of those people. The reason for his immense popularity across the world was his humble background....
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Killer robots — not a good idea

  • Killer robots is a dreadful name, don’t you think? It reminds you of the killing machines in the “Terminator” series and the “Battle Droids” of “Star Wars.” “Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems” is a much classier name, and the acronym is even better: LAWS. So the international conference that...
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Red Terror raising its head

  • In countries that have to live with terrorism, suicide bombings, raids on government offices and ambushes of soldiers in rural areas are not uncommon sights. However, every time these things happen, society is shaken once again like the first time. Those countries that have to live with terrorism...
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Murder-suicide or mass murder?

  • We know what propels a suicide bomber — say of the Palestinian variety, in the old days of the second intifada — to go on a suicide mission in pursuit of a cause that he knows he is not going to be around to see triumphant.In his iconic work, The Poverty of Historicism (1957), the British...
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Death and hope on the high seas

  • Sharks and their cousins, the rays, predate the dinosaurs. They survived the catastrophic mass extinction that finished off Tyrannosaurus Rex and all the rest, as well the Permian-Triassic extinction that wiped out around 96 percent of marine species. Even the more recently evolved shark lineages...
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Microplastics invade our oceans

  • If you could stand on the ocean floor, look up and see only the plastic pollution suspended in our oceans, you would see massive clouds of plastic particles, a mist of dust-like microplastic fragments slowly settling to the seafloor.This “plastic smog” is taking over our oceans. Today, there are...
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Getting the whole picture

  • Movie buffs would no more consider missing out on Oscar night than football fans would on Super Bowl night. It is the night of nights, when Hollywood royalty annually get together in regalia not just to honor, but also effectively to congratulate themselves on, their industry’s cinematic...
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Battling scourge of militancy

  • Despite repeated assurance by the unity government, hopes for peace in Afghanistan have dimmed as the Taleban-led insurgents continued their reign of terror, now even targeting civilians in the capital of Kabul.“I am not sure if lasting peace would return to Afghanistan in my lifetime or if my...
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Rain, rain, go away!

  • Back in the summer days, I was driving in Orlando, Florida, of the United States. The weather was pleasant and sunny, my family and I were all having fun heading to one of the attractions scattered all over the city. I was stopping on a traffic light when, in a blink of an eye, everything changed...
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