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Lest We Throw Stones

To those from here, remember. We have no right to criticize Trump. Syrian refugees are not welcome here either. And let us not forget how many Iraqis and Palestinians were…

Books of gold

‘Local treasure at the Youm Al-Bahar heritage bookshop’ Young people like to stand out from the crowd, showing off their talents or luxury possessions. But one teenage boy had a…

Mr President – build bridges not walls

If you ask me what is common between deception and Trump, I would say: Misdirection. Misdirection, is a form of deception in which the attention of an audience is focused…

Pushing back against social oppression

Social oppression is defined as “a concept that describes a relationship of dominance and subordination between categories of people in which one benefits from the systematic abuse, exploitation, and injustice…

Islamic State offers hotel rooms to suicide bombers

Mosul hotel – from Saddam allies to IS MOSUL: When Islamic State seized the five-star Ninewah Oberoi Hotel in east Mosul it replaced wealthy Iraqi patrons with another kind of…

US puts Iran on notice

Accuses of threatening US allies WASHINGTON: The White House issued a cryptic warning Wednesday that the US will act against Iran unless it stops testing ballistic missiles and supporting Houthi…

Qaeda stands to gain from Trump strikes

Saudi soldier killed in border shootout RIYADH: A Saudi soldier has been killed in a firefight on the border with Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition has been battling rebels, the…

Trump ripped into Australian leader

Called it the worst call by far WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump ripped into his Australian counterpart during their call last week, reports said, castigating a refugee accord he later described…

An Afghan woman mutilated by husband seeks treatment abroad

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: An Afghan woman whose husband cut off her ears said yesterday she was seeking donations for treatment abroad, as activists condemned the latest gruesome incident to highlight the abuse…

Protests erupt against Chinese projects in Sri Lanka

HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka: China signed a deal with Sri Lanka late last year to further develop the strategic port of Hambantota and build a huge industrial zone nearby, a key…

How drugs are used to woo voters in India’s Punjab

Free delivery of drugs during elections GURDASPUR, India: Opium addict Rajendar usually has to beg, steal or borrow to get his fix but at election season in India’s Punjab province,…

Philippines’ Duterte vows to kill more in drug war, use military

Raising this issue as threat to national security MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced yesterday the military would take a leading role in his deadly drug war, while vowing to…