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Cleaning Time!

By Syed M. Aslam Throughout our lives we keep on accumulating world ‘things’ incessantly. In addition to goods that we cherish we also continue accumulating things that over the time find their way into one of many discarded packets, bags, packs, and sacks pushed under our beds, behind racks, under …

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Programmed And Conditioned!

By Syed M. Aslam At times you come across writings so profound as if they are about you, talking about you, talking about the time or moral decay and rise of all things vile, talking about the scenarios that have become are a part and parcel of our existence today. …

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Nuclear deal keeps Iran on a leash

By Boris Johnson Wherever you look in the Middle East, America and Britain are working hand-in-glove to resolve one burning crisis after another. It may sound improbable, but things could be worse. Suppose that on top of carnage in Syria, civil war in Yemen and the ravages of Daesh (the …

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Erdogan’s stifling control is empowering opposition

By Sinan Ülgen In Turkey, where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has been working to centralise political power, opposition parties have lately had few reasons to be optimistic. This month’s massive rally in Istanbul was a rare exception. On July 9, after walking for 25 days from the capital, Ankara, …

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Acid attacks are a crime without pity

By Deborah Orr Sometimes fantastically nasty cultural phenomena simply creep up. A decade ago, it was fairly rare to see a media report of an acid attack in the United Kingdom. Now it is hard to escape the idea that Britain has a growing problem with noxious-substance crime. An online …

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China is on a quest to ‘recover’ territorial pride

By Howard W. French At an ocean research centre on Hainan Island off China’s southern coast, officials routinely usher visitors into a darkened screening room to watch a lavishly produced People’s Liberation Army video about China’s ambitions to reassert itself as a great maritime power. As enormous, new naval vessels …

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The Trump vision for America abroad

By Gary D. Cohn and H.R. McMaster United States President Donald Trump just concluded a second overseas trip to further advance America’s interests and values, and to strengthen its alliances around the world. Both this and his first trip demonstrated the resurgence of American leadership to bolster common interests, affirm …

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Asian farms need more technology and less labour

By Mahfuz Ahmed Food shortages are a distant memory for many people in Asia. But as the region struggles to feed and nourish a booming population, they could become a painful fact of life again. Asia is already the world’s largest food market, and by 2050 its population is expected …

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