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There can be no Arab League without Syria, Egypt and Iraq: Bashar's man in UN

Friday 5 April '13

Syria's UN ambassador Bashar Ja’afari talks to Alia Allana about the challenges facing Syria.
Why Syria is not Egypt

Monday 11 March '13

The civil war could lead to sectarian conflict across the Arab Middle East
The war witness

Monday 20 February '12

The Middle East was Anthony Shadid’s muse
Schoolbus falls in river, 4 kids among 6 dead

Sunday 19 February '12

Four children between the ages of eight and 11 were among six killed Saturday when a school bus plunged into the Kalvi river in Aldona village near here.
The Syrian isolation

Monday 5 December '11

The crisis in Damascus takes a turn for the worse
Tahrir, Part 2

Thursday 24 November '11

Cairo worries if its revolution will get derailed
Spring in their step

Saturday 19 November '11

How Kuwait is different from Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen
Magnet on the Bosphorus

Friday 11 November '11

The increasing allure of the Turkish model
Tunisia rises

Tuesday 1 November '11

After the first elections of the Arab Spring, there is hope and concern
Yemen on the edge

Wednesday 19 October '11

Violence erupts again as Saleh desperately holds on
Bend in the road

Thursday 6 October '11

How Formula One has gone global and transformed itself
Breaching the Gulf

Thursday 29 September '11

Is that a whiff of Arab Spring in the Emirates and Saudi Arabia?
This Syrian summer

Tuesday 6 September '11

Why it should not be compared to Egypt or Tunisia?
Concert of Faith

Sunday 4 September '11

A visit to Medina during Ramzan reveals the triumph of belief.
Tripoli’s challenge

Wednesday 24 August '11

The endgame is on in Libya.
'Join in mate, this one is on the state'

Sunday 21 August '11

How four days of rioting, and the inexplicable rage of young men and women, bitterly divided London
Lady Luxe and the Desert City

Saturday 20 August '11

Sometime in the mid-1990s, modern Dubai took shape: the once-sleepy emirate became the world’s largest construction site as a dhow-shaped.
Restive in Olympic city

Friday 12 August '11

Voices on the London street.
The Istanbul gambit

Wednesday 3 August '11

How Erdogan marginalised the military?
Good luck Yingluck

Tuesday 5 July '11

Could it finally be a phase of stability for Thailand?


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Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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