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Bold visit brings fresh ray of hope

  • Intelligent men have no enemies, said Chanakya, the author of Arthashastra, the bible of statecraft. Advising leaders against conflicts, Chanakya warns that avoidable confrontations could be a distraction from the greater objective of empire building. I wonder how the ancient Hindu sage would...
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Economic growth after Arab Spring

  • Five years after the so-called Arab Spring uprisings began, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia have achieved reasonable levels of political stability. Yet economic growth remains tepid, and the International Monetary Fund does not expect the pace of expansion to exceed 1.5 percent per capita this...
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Big test awaits Gandhis

  • The assembly elections looming on India’s horizon are being billed as a mini-referendum on the performance of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Narendra Modi-led national government. But the truth is that there is much more at stake for Sonia Gandhi’s opposition Congress Party than the ruling BJP in...
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A bridge to unity, strength

  • The five-day visit of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman will be inscribed in history books in more ways than one. He has proved to the doubters and the rumormongers, who’ve gleefully cast suspicions on the strength of Saudi-Egyptian ties, that nothing will break the bond between these...
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Canada, Sikhs and apologies

  • The Canadians are a strange lot. Who in their right mind would offer apologies with folded hands for something that happened more than a century ago? Justin Trudeau, Canada’s young prime minister, has decided to tender a formal apology next month before Parliament for what is known as the...
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Green Card: A ray of hope for expats

  • Emad is an Egyptian engineer. Ahmed is a Syrian accountant. Both are very close friends and their families are like one big family. Both the friends have been living in Saudi Arabia for the past 35 years. Their children grew up together. All their childhood memories were formed in Saudi Arabia...
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Green Card proposal

  • I read with interest the article “Green Card: A ray of hope for expats” (April 27) by Abdulateef Al-Mulhim. I liked the manner in which the writer raised the issue. The best thing about the writer is that we could relate to his writing. He does not write for himself. He writes for his readers,...
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Londoners show the way

  • Race is the ultimate reality, said Benjamin Disraeli, the 19th century Conservative prime minister. Although the color of one’s skin still matters, Britain has come a long way since the time of its first Jewish prime minister. Nothing better encapsulates this change than the historic election of...
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Airports make for easy targets

  • For reasons that defy logic, Istanbul’s main airport has always been seen as a vulnerable target which only underscores the fact that all airports in the world are open to attack and fail-safe is not a viable option. At Ataturk, security is usually high but the weak underbelly lies in vehicular...
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Mullah, prince and taqiyah trap

  • Ever since they seized power in 1979, Iran’s ruling mullahs have faced the challenge of forging a synthesis between perception and reality. In almost every case, attempts at replacing reality with the perception of an ideal ends in grief. And in many cases, the ideological regime is prepared to...
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