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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Muslim Brotherhood’s loyalties under a cloud

  • I CAN'T count how many Egyptian and foreign envoys have insisted that the country’s roadmap must include members of the Muslim Brotherhood (MB). The word “inclusive” has become the international community’s mantra, echoed by a slew of Western opinion writers. But while...
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Oh, to be in England

  • I am leaving for the UK this evening on a short trip. I love going to the UK.Feel so much at home, unlike my English expat friends who say they feel like strangers when they visit. No such problems for the likes of us. From the moment I land it is a swizz.This is how it will go on these foreign...
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Good old days at American airports

  • Aviation experts always say, flying is safe; it is the take-off and landing that scare most people....
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