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Linda S. Heard   It’s indisputable that Hamas is winning in the court of global public opinion and understandably so, when almost 2,000 Palestinians have been killed, including over 440 children. The sight of toddlers’ mutilated bodies has even galvanized housewives in Kentucky to lend their...

Ramzy Baroud   My old family house in the Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza was recently rebuilt by its new owner, into a beautiful three-story building with large windows adorned by red frames. In Israel’s most recent and deadliest war on Gaza, the house sustained significant damage. A large hole caused by Israeli missiles can be seen from afar, in a part of the house...

A tale of two marches

August 12, 2014

Adnan Randhawa Just after fourteen months of the first smooth democratic transition of our political history, which otherwise is marred with covert and...

Yiannis Baboulias It’s very much obvious for anyone following public discourse in economics that Thomas Piketty’s best-seller Capital in the Twenty-first Century has brought the problem of inequality to the forefront, with mixed results. US President Barack Obama vowed to make it a central issue for his administration before backing down and doing absolutely...

No military solution!

August 12, 2014

Hassan Barari After months of unchecked expansion of IS in Iraq, American combat planes and drones struck militants who belong to IS in northern part of Iraq. While the American step is supposed to be narrow in scope, it has boosted the morale of the minorities and the Kurds. But it remains to be seen how the central government in Baghdad is going to benefit from the new...

Seema Sengupta India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj is a prolific tweeter and hardly misses any opportunity to convey her sentiments eloquently on various issues. Did she have the opportunity to browse through Farah Baker’s twitter account? The 16-year-old Farah, who lives in the heart of a tormented Gaza city, has documented the agony that she and her six years...

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August 11, 2014

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Yet another adventure

August 11, 2014

Whenever there is a political shift at hand, the whole country suffers its consequences. Every giant movement brings repercussions. The three socio-economic...

Shadi Rohana This fragment of Pablo Neruda’s Espana en el Corazon (Spain in the Heart) was first published in Santiago de Chile in 1937 as an ode to the Republican martyrs and fighters in the war against fascism in Spain. On July 22, these words were recited in Mexico City for the opening of Gaza en el corazon poetry reading, which was part of a series of events...

A new era for Turkey

August 11, 2014

Harun Yahya Sunday is a big and important day for Turkey. The president of the Republic of Turkey will be elected, and this time, for the first time, by the people. Although the polls give a more or less general idea, a notable silence reigns among the public. Will this election respond to their demands? Turkey has suffered severe crises in the past due to disagreements...

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