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  • The real meaning of a ‘Jewish state’
    Friday Dec 19

    The real meaning of a ‘Jewish state’

    By As’ad Abdul Rahman | Special to Gulf News

    Israel is the only state in the world that has no constitution, nor defined borders and is still looking for a legal identity or citizenship for its people

  • The state of global poverty
    Friday Dec 19

    The state of global poverty

    By Kaushik Basu | Special to Gulf News

    If poverty were communicable, its incidence would be far lower by now. Fortunately, a chorus of voices has given rise to a global movement to end the scourge

  • West is clearly losing the cyberwar
    Friday Dec 19

    West is clearly losing the cyberwar

    By Fraser Nelson

    The withdrawal by Sony Pictures of a film on North Korean dictator Kim shows how vulnerable the West is to hackers

  • Lift sanctions now to humiliate Putin
    Friday Dec 19

    Lift sanctions now to humiliate Putin

    By Leonid Bershidsky

    Western leaders lack the imagination to deal with the Russian president creatively, and they are loath to admitting their mistakes

  • Let Modi change his mindset towards women
    Friday Dec 19

    Let Modi change his mindset towards women

    By S.N.M. Abdi | Special to Gulf News

    Women’s rights activists are wary of the Indian premier not only because of his wife’s ordeal, but because of his Hindu right-wing BJP-led government’s shocking lack of policy vision on women’s issues

  • Why Castro felt it was time to talk to America
    Thursday Dec 18

    Why Castro felt it was time to talk to America

    By Philip Sherwell

    For several years, Cuba’s economy has been kept afloat by Venezuelan oil supply. But with oil prices falling, it was unclear how long that economic lifeline could last

  • Putin and economics have never mixed well
    Thursday Dec 18

    Putin and economics have never mixed well

    By Edward Lucas

    The problem with the Russian president is that even a cosmetic change of course will carry a political price: It will concede that his approach of repression at home, aggression abroad was wrong

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Off the Cuff

  • Friday Dec 19

    Teacher’s pets and pests

    Cheryl Rao Special to Gulf News

    Here, too, there were the eager beavers on one side, the determined slackers on the other and everyone else in the middle ...

  • Thursday Dec 18

    Learning history, the hard way

    By Anu Biju, Special to Gulf News

    I know many who despise mathematics. For them it is a nightmare, but I love mathematics

  • Wednesday Dec 17

    Sifting through the graveyard of ambition

    Kevin Martin Special to Gulf News

    Looking back now without the slightest regret I am convinced that had I found the piano, I would never have encountered the pen. And we all know of course which of the two is mightier

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Media Watch

  • Demands for two-state solution intensify
    Wednesday Dec 17

    Demands for two-state solution intensify

    Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi | Translator

    The growing international recognition for the state of Palestine was the topic that dominated headlines in newspapers across the region

  • Monday Dec 15

    Setting a limit on greenhouse gas emission crucial

    Compiled By Malavika Kamaraju | Associate Editor

    The wrangling and blame game at the recently-concluded Lima summit on climate change have drawn flak from the international media. Time is running out, it says, and all countries must commit to making a difference

  • Doha summit reaffirms GCC solidarity
    Wednesday Dec 10

    Doha summit reaffirms GCC solidarity

    Compiled by Mohammad Al Jashi | Translator

    The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit, held in Doha on Tuesday, was the focus of the region’s newspapers

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