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Why Putin might not be to blame for poisoning Alexei Navalny

August 25, 2020 10:53 am

Over the last two decades of being in power, Putin has blurred the boundaries between state, quasi-state, and non-state


Imran Khan should accept Israel is here to stay

August 22, 2020 1:19 am

Pakistan can take a stand for Palestinians, while forming diplomatic ties with those who have wronged them


Lukashenko has learned to ignore the EU’s empty threats

August 21, 2020 9:10 am

Imposing economic sanctions has been mooted but the history of sanctions is pretty damning

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It’s a mistake to think all positive COVID tests are the same

August 21, 2020 8:56 am

The number of cases should not be the main driver of future lockdowns

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Could Giorgia Meloni become Italy’s first female PM?

August 21, 2020 8:46 am

She is a self-made woman who never hides her origins in the lowly and left-wing suburb of Garbatella in Rome


Hirohito, the war criminal who got away

August 20, 2020 11:05 am

Seventy-five years on, Japan still can’t come to terms with its past


The tragedy of Bulgaria, the EU’s failed member state

August 20, 2020 8:31 am

The Balkan nation has the dubious distinction of having the highest level of corruption in the EU

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The poisoning of Putin critic Alexei Navalny

August 20, 2020 8:17 am

He talks about money: who has it, who has stolen it, who has misused it

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Pompeo is right on Iran sanctions

August 19, 2020 7:06 pm

The Secretary of State discusses Iran, Israel and Isis


Have Arab nations forgotten about Palestine by accepting Israel?

August 19, 2020 5:57 pm

The normalization of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates is only the beginning


Did female leaders trump men in dealing with the pandemic?

August 19, 2020 11:25 am

Gender-based study is permissible when it presents women in a positive light, and absolutely forbidden when it does not

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An assassination verdict divides Lebanon

August 19, 2020 8:53 am

Rafic Hariri was killed on Valentine’s Day 2005 alongside 21 others after a bomb exploded as his motorcade drove through Beirut


The Spanish summer is well and truly canceled

August 18, 2020 9:23 am

‘This is like the seven plagues of Egypt,’ muttered one disgusted restaurant owner

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Keir Starmer’s potential Brexit playbook

August 17, 2020 11:16 am

He can claim at the next general election campaign that he will finally Get Brexit Done

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Get ready for the return of the Iran Deal

August 16, 2020 11:36 am

For the left to be right at all costs, the right must be wrong about everything

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The battle over a German town’s black patron saint

August 15, 2020 1:03 pm

St Maurice is a ubiquitous presence in Coburg. His profile adorns the town’s coat of arms, and numerous public buildings


What price is too high in the war against COVID?

August 15, 2020 12:50 pm

If we wish to limit further economic damage, we need to find ways to live with the virus


What lies behind the Japanese obsession with face masks?

August 15, 2020 11:57 am

No one in Japan is checking whether you are wearing a mask or not, and there are no penalties for not doing so


India-Pakistan relations have reached rock bottom

August 14, 2020 3:00 pm

Ironically, Modi has vindicated Pakistan’s existence by creating a de facto Hindu India


Was Sweden’s refusal to lockdown a gruesome mistake?

August 14, 2020 12:49 pm

Over the first half of the year the Swedish economy shrank by a little less than did Denmark’s


Europe’s shameful silence on Belarus

August 14, 2020 12:40 pm

History will deliver a damning verdict against those who heard a cry for freedom from their neighbors, and did nothing


The Israel-UAE peace deal was made in Iran

August 14, 2020 8:40 am

What was once unthinkable, let alone unsayable, no longer is


The UAE-Israel deal is a triumph

August 13, 2020 2:09 pm

The usual suspects will minimize this breakthrough


Why bats are the perfect hosts for viruses

August 13, 2020 10:11 am

They harbor thousands — and they spill over to humans more often than you think

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Why are we so sniffy about the Russian vaccine?

August 13, 2020 9:27 am

We don’t like Putin’s corrupt, authoritarian, nationalistic administration. But what if he’s got this one right?