Comey’s sacking and Trump’s arbitrariness

By Raghida Dergham Washington was preoccupied this week with the fallout from the sacking of FBI Director James Comey. The move has brought back President Donald Trump’s arbitrary tendencies to mind, after a time in which he appeared to have adapted to the solemnness of the presidential office and the need for a well-choreographed functioning of his More...

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By admin On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Neither right nor left, but what?

By Yossi Mekelberg A big sigh of relief could be heard across Europe and beyond at the announcement of the resounding victory of Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential elections. It was more a sense of reprieve More...

By admin On Monday, May 15th, 2017
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Quick measures needed

Editorial The latest Measles’ outbreak in Baluchistan has added to the woes of the parents who were already faced with a number of child diseases due to lack of medical facilities in the province. In fact, More...

By admin On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Panic seems to have been waned

Editorial Last week, the KSE made headlines by setting a record of high on the 100-index which is certainly good omen ahead of the annual budget. Experts say that markets, at times, are known to decouple from how More...

By admin On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Saudi Arabia’s road to 2030

By John Defterios Saudi Arabia is not the first emerging market country to dream up a 2030 economic blueprint and it certainly won’t be the last. To be blunt, the macro-economic scorecard to date is not a good More...

By admin On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Is Trump Palestine’s new hope?

By Daoud Kuttab On his recent visit to Washington, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas surprised many by heaping praise on US President Donald Trump. Speaking through a translator, Abbas called Trump, who had promised More...

By admin On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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A long way from Comey to Watergate

By Sean Wilentz US President Donald J. Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey is unprecedented, as is much of what Trump has undertaken as president. Despite similarities with President Richard M. Nixon’s More...

By admin On Saturday, May 13th, 2017
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Lack of funds taking toll on conservation

Editorial Given that we often fail to protect our heritage against a litany of threats – religious intolerance, institutional neglect, military appropriation, real-estate development, antiquities theft and More...

By admin On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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The decline is gradual and stead

Editorial Why is the prime minister so surprised about the sorry situation in exports? And why – if the press can be trusted – has he held the poor commerce minister responsible? Crowd out private investment More...

By admin On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Hamas must do more to become politically relevant

By Osama Al-Sharif Politics, it has been said, is the art of the possible. But when it comes to the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it can also become the art of the absurd. In a prosaic repetition of More...