Waiting for the dawn of a new day for women’s rights

By Asma I. Abdulmalik It took Hollywood to finally bring abuse against women to everyone’s attention. Last week, many stars took a stance by wearing all black at the Golden Globes in a striking and symbolic show of solidarity with victims of sexual harassment. The demonstration, which was part of the “Time’s Up” movement, was described as a More...

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By admin On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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US is leading the way in challenging Iran

By Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg US President Donald Trump has given the Iran nuclear deal a “last chance” and for the final time waived sanctions related to its nuclear program. If the agreement’s “disastrous flaws” More...

By admin On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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The obstacle to peace in Syria is Iran

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed The Syrian war has not yet ended, but the fighting has eased because of cease-fire arrangements. Signs of the promised “peace” have made everyone optimistic to the point where some governments More...

By admin On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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The world is not awash in oil yet

By Wael Mahdi The past seven years were both very exciting, and very difficult for the global energy markets. Today’s market faces two key challenges, both the product of human innovation and technological advancement. The More...

By admin On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Germany’s hard slog to form a government

By Cornelia Meyer After negotiations over five days and one long night, the three party leaders of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU), their Bavarian sister party the Christian Socialists (CSU) and the Social More...

By admin On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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The Iranian regime is heading for collapse

By Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed “When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” This quote, from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” sums up the Iranian regime’s current situation. The country has More...

By admin On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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Why Trump’s oil and gas move is not the only game in town

By Cornelia Meyer The oil price reached highs not seen since 2014 when Brent hit $70 this week. The price rise came against the backdrop of a harsh winter in the US and the production cuts of OPEC and non-OPEC producers. Consecutive More...

By admin On Saturday, January 13th, 2018
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Oprah for president is an absurd proposition

By Nabila Ramdani Showbusiness for ugly people is how politics was once humorously described. That covers American president Donald Trump, but now that talk show queen Oprah Winfrey is emerging as his potential More...

By admin On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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All is not well for India’s fisherfolk

By Shashi Tharoor Last month, a devastating cyclone swept the southern tip of India, causing immense damage to parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Lakshadweep. Most victims of the oddly named Cyclone Ockhi were fishermen More...

By admin On Thursday, January 11th, 2018
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America’s military path in Africa

By Ramzy Baroud There is a real — but largely concealed — conflict taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, a reinvigorated Russia and a rising China, and the outcome is More...