Torturing the special ones

Editorial In a latest development, the bus conductors who tortured special needs children get bail. They were given bail because the parents of the children had pardoned them. Child rights activists say that the bus conductors who tortured special needs children should not have been pardoned by the respective parents. Due to the pardon, they will now More...

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By admin On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Eliminating Daesh on the ground is only half the battle

By Abdellatif El-Menawy When the media speaks about Daesh, I immediately recall the lines by the Egyptian poet Amal Dunqul: “Do not dream of a happy world For behind every deceased Caesar is a new one.” Perhaps More...

By admin On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Flying the flag stirs the soul, but it won’t pay the bills

By Cornelia Meyer Over the past few weeks, Europeans have been watching the Catalan drama unfold with bated breath. There was a vote for independence, of dubious constitutional legitimacy but with an approval rate More...

By admin On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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Hezbollah’s day of reckoning may be coming

By Diana Moukalled Have we started to witness new approaches to the situation in Lebanon and the region?   There is undoubtedly tremendous pressure on Hezbollah, which has been dramatically escalated. The US State More...

By admin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Violence revisits the Quetta

Editorial At least six policemen were killed and eight people were injured in an explosion in the Sariab Mill area on the Quetta-Sibbi Road on Wednesday. According to initial reports, security sources claimed a More...

By admin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Iran’s nuclear deal has not yet suffered a knockout blow

By Maria Dubovikova US President Donald Trump’s decision not to certify the Iran nuclear agreement could bring the ghost of war close to Europe. Trump has called on the US Congress to determine within two months More...

By admin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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Macron’s perfect riposte to the politics of hate

By Yossi Mekelberg Whether or not one agrees with French President Emmanuel Macron’s vision of the future of the EU, as laid out in his recent Sorbonne speech, at least he has one. He must also be recognized for More...

By admin On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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UNESCO exit a self-inflicted wound for US

By Osama Al-Sharif It would be naive to believe that the US decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will not hurt the Paris-based UN body. Washington More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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The threat of non-communicable diseases

Editorial The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that approximately 40 million people a year die of NCDs such as cancers, cardiovascular illness, diabetes and respiratory disease and less well known — mental More...

By admin On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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No PR campaign can hide Iran’s malign influence

By Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed The massive advertising campaign launched by the Iranian government during the nuclear agreement negotiations about three years ago to influence the Western public opinion was based on More...