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David Miliband Africa is changing dramatically, and so are outsiders’ attitudes toward it, with the US finally seeming determined to catch up with China, Europe, and India in their interest in the continent. US President Barack Obama’s recent summit with 40 African heads of state and more than 200 US...

Osama Al Sharif The almost impossible task of salvaging Iraq has begun along two distinct, but interconnected, courses: Political and military. Last week’s decision by former Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki to withdraw his candidacy for a third term as head of the Iraqi government has paved the way for the launching of a fresh political process aimed at national reconciliation....

Salman Tanvir   ISLAMABAD: Ignoring the warning of the interior minister, Ch Nisar, the activists of PAT and PTI made their ways to the red zone Tuesday night. The federal government demonstrated a great deal of patience by not stopping the marchers from breaching the red zone. The army was deployed in the capital to secure the sensitive installations and the diplomatic...

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August 18, 2014

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Sharif Nashashibi The expansion and barbarity of the Islamic State group leaves no doubt that it must be stopped without delay. On August 12 Amnesty International released a statement accusing the group of “ethnic cleansing” in northern Iraq. The next day, the UN said “all possible measures must be taken urgently to avoid a mass atrocity and potential...

Marwan Bishara When Ban Ki-moon called for an “end to the violence” in Gaza last month, his call fell on deaf ears. When he urged an “end to the madness”, Israel yawned. It wasn’t until the UN Security Council issued a mild presidential statement urging an “immediate humanitarian ceasefire” that the Israeli government snapped. Even...

Harun Yahya   When the conditions in a country indicate an inescapable vicious circle and when there are tensions within society, deep-rooted changes always lead to positive outcomes. Therefore, although the result of the presidential election in Turkey does not reflect everyone’s wishes, it needs to be regarded as an opportunity for a country that has for long...

Rasheed Abou-Alsamh With the shaky cease-fires that keep getting extended every 72 hours by both Hamas and the Israelis, the Gaza Strip and its inhabitants have finally been able to breathe a little and attempt to begin the long journey of recovery after a month of relentless Israeli pounding that left 1,945 Palestinians dead and the devastation of the enclave’s infrastructure. Credit...

 (Rizwan Haider)   Political uncertainty is on the rise, speculations are the center of talks regarding the ongoing political turmoil and its outcome....

Masoud Barzan Today the people of Kurdistan and Iraq are threatened by a fanatical and barbaric terrorist organisation that wishes to dominate Middle East. We have resolved to defeat this threat with the help of the United States and our friends around the world. There can be no overstating how perilous the situation is. The terrorist blitzkrieg of the Islamic State of...

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