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  • Monday Sep 1

    Truth behind the Scottish dilemma

    It’s disingenuous and often dishonest to claim that the poor in Scotland will be better off simply because they aren’t governed by Westminster

  • Monday Sep 1

    Combating the Isil threat

    With Britain raising its terror threat level to ‘severe’, a coalition of western interests to undermine Isil’s expansionism is being seen as the next necessary step

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    Monday Sep 1

    World has once again failed Palestinians

    While a ceasefire arrangement is in place, the underlying causes for the lack of stability have not been addressed

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    Monday Sep 1

    Cameron’s Sisyphean ideological war

    However rosily the British prime minister spins a new reality, many Muslims will undoubtedly feel they have been singled out, which could serve to accelerate rather than defuse extremist tendencies

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    Monday Sep 1

    What is missing in the fight against Ebola

    The crisis surrounding the disease today is a reflection of long-standing and growing inequalities of access to basic health care

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    Monday Sep 1

    Dubai’s influence goes beyond just commerce

    Today it is no longer merely a prosperous city but a beacon of hope for tens of millions of youth in the region that a better future is indeed possible

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    Monday Sep 1

    Looming spectre of war in Europe

    Putin may appear to be a lunatic today, but ‘Mein Kampf’ also seemed hysterical to western and German audiences in 1933

  • Sunday Aug 31

    Alliance must call Putin’s bluff on Ukraine

    The signal Nato sends this week — whether it will stand up for Europe or concede to Russia — will ripple across continent for years to come

  • Sunday Aug 31

    Modi’s Japan outreach to falter without reforms

    India is a terrible place to do business and the chances of progress on changes that matter most to Tokyo are depressingly slim

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    Sunday Aug 31

    Chilling threats emanate from the Kremlin

    Everything that Putin does and says today reeks of a struggle for pride and status. This sense of wounded ego plays well to many Russians

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    Sunday Aug 31

    Indictment of Perry reveals flaws of justice

    That prosecutors pressed criminal charges is a sign that, in the US, the campaign trail too often runs through the courtroom

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    Sunday Aug 31

    Iran nuclear deal by November is attainable

    The implications of an agreement would be enormous for Iran, the Middle East and global securit

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    Sunday Aug 31

    An unbearable burden on human conscience

    Israel is a society in deep crisis, and nothing lays this bare more than six former heads of its notorious domestic intelligence service conceding the regime’s brutality towards Palestinians

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    Sunday Aug 31

    Counting on Modi’s ‘Great Expectations’

    If India’s prime minister is serious about his ‘good days’ promise to the people 
then his government will need to do much more

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    Sunday Aug 31

    Nato must ramp up defence spending

    The Iraqi crisis and Russian aggression will top the agenda at the summit as the alliance looks at 
establishing a more visible presence in Central and Eastern Europe for as long as necessary

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    Sunday Aug 31

    US lack of resolve emboldening Isil

    Early American withdrawal from Iraq, indecisiveness in Syria and underestimating extremists has left a trail of death and destruction in region

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    Sunday Aug 31

    An unbearable burden on human conscience

    Israel is a society in deep crisis, and nothing lays this bare more than six former heads of its notorious domestic intelligence service conceding the regime’s brutality towards Palestinians

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    Sunday Aug 31

    Iran nuclear deal by November is attainable

    The implications of an agreement would be enormous for Iran, the Middle East and global security

  • Saturday Aug 30

    Discord bankrupting Pakistan, Afghanistan

    With the US and Nato gripped by global crises, the West doesn’t have the money, patience or time to bail out countries whose political elites do not know what is good for their people

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    Saturday Aug 30

    Hollande could be exactly what Europe needs

    Despite his purge of the left and abject approval rating, the French president is in the right place to challenge German orthodoxy

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    Saturday Aug 30

    Passion likely to trump rationale in Scottish vote

    With Scotland at the crossroads for the first time since 1707, the call for independence is fast gathering momentum despite obvious setbacks

  • Saturday Aug 30

    Isil a creation of the war on terror

    It is an immense irony that US meddling is unwittingly behind the unprecedented chaos in the Middle East and the most dangerous terrorist entity of modern times

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    Saturday Aug 30

    Israel should not escape the war crimes hangman

    Over 750 women and children breathed their last at the hands of the recent Israeli brutality that saw more than 2,100 civilians killed yet the silence of the West and the International Criminal Court is defeaning

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    Saturday Aug 30

    Israeli propaganda in a changing media landscape

    It is difficult to say who won the recent war, but given Netanyahu’s plummeting popularity and Tel Aviv’s failure to hoodwink the world with a doctored vision of its blatant aggression, one can certainly say that proliferation of social networking platforms has helped unmask a brute force like never before

  • Friday Aug 29

    Britain’s ‘Tea Party’ rattles Tories

    Anything less than a thumping Conservative majority and disemboweling of Ukip may prompt party apparatchiks to seek a change at the top

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