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Mahir Ali

Discontent will not die out in Iran

Tehran, like everyone else, was caught on the hop, and evidently remains uncertain about the gravity of the threat it faces.

04 Jan 2018 2:58 AM

A Pakistani tragedy

The deep wounds inflicted on the national psyche on April 4, 1979, and Dec 27, 2007 are ineradicable.

28 Dec 2017 1:30 AM

Yemen’s Saleh paid back for his misdeeds

Saudi media routinely refers to the Houthis as Iranian militias, which is plainly inaccurate.

07 Dec 2017 12:24 AM

In Lebanon, Zimbabwe & Egypt, a stormy time

Zimbabwe initially did make significant progress on several fronts, and its subsequent woes were not always entirely of its own making.

30 Nov 2017 1:30 AM

The Beirut gamble: Its real target is Tehran

The ostracisation of Qatar has paid no obvious dividends. The trend in Syria does not conform to Saudi wishes.

23 Nov 2017 1:46 AM

The spirit of 1917

Lenin arrived in Petrograd in April 1917 with a slogan on his lips: “All power to the soviets.”

02 Nov 2017 12:31 AM

Why celebrate the Balfour Declaration?

The Zionist movement, headquartered in Berlin, attracted the support of only a small minority of European Jews at the time.

26 Oct 2017 2:12 AM

Weinstein’s sordid saga: Hollywood’s watershed

The casting couch has long been accepted as part of Hollywood culture, and all too often served as the butt of inappropriate jokes.

19 Oct 2017 3:05 AM

Salute Che! 50 years on, the legend still endures

The official commemorations in recent days in the Cuban city of Santa Clara and Vallegrande in Bolivia come as no surprise.

12 Oct 2017 12:11 AM

Hostile reaction to referendums will worsen matters

The Spanish state’s reaction detracts from its moral authority.

06 Oct 2017 1:19 AM