Thursday, 22 August 2019

Opinion

Why Boeing 737 Max-8 is in trouble

The March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash has spelt bad news for US aircraft manufacturer Boeing, with countries and airlines around the world opting to ground Boeing’s 737 Max 8 jets. The Ethiopian Airlines crash, in which all 157 onboard were killed, involved a Boeing 737 Max 8. This was the ...

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‘Nuclear exchange’ between Pakistan, India ‘most likely’

WASHINGTON: The New York Times claimed that “a nuclear exchange” between Pakistan and India was “most likely” and that it was “not North Korea”. In an opinion piece, the NYT’s editorial board emphasised that although the Indo-Pak tensions have diffused, for now, the two countries’ “nuclear arsenals mean unthinkable consequences are ...

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Tension between nuclear-armed neighbors in South Asia

The latest confrontation between India and Pakistan involving tit-for-tat air raids has heightened tensions in South Asia. To begin with, the suicide attack on a paramilitary convoy in Kashmir by Islamist extremist group Jaish-e-Mohammad killed more than 40 troopers on February 14. Tensions peaked when Indian Air Force launched airstrike ...

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Science Alone Won’t Save the Earth

Erle C Ellis – This planet is in crisis. The safe limits within which human societies can be sustained, the earth’s “planetary boundaries,” are being exceeded, a path leading inevitably toward collapse. The experts have spoken. Only if humanity heeds the science, reverses course and lives within earth’s natural limits ...

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International migration – winners and losers

We live in a time with major migration, indeed forced migration, with a record high 60 million refugees. Voluntary or semi-voluntary migration includes several hundred million. People smuggling and trafficking is a growing problem. In USA, there is constant discussion about how to keep illegal immigrants out, and the current ...

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Kartarpur corridor

The much heated relationship Pakistan shares with India has forever been the talk of time and continues to serve as a subject of disagreement for decades to go. Any move, break through or initiative taken to walk away from the shadows of jingoism are replaced with shades of nationalism as ...

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Khashoggi’s murder mystery: What we know so far

RIYADH: The Saudi government exonerated the country’s powerful crown prince of involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi yesterday as death-penalty charges were announced against five men and the US placed sanctions on 17 suspected of involvement. Riyadh prosecutors announced indictments against 11 people and said a total of ...

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What the Arab world needs most is free expression

Jamal Khashoggi I was recently online looking at the 2018 “Freedom in the World” report published by Freedom House and came to a grave realization. There is only one country in the Arab world that has been classified as “free.” That nation is Tunisia. Jordan, Morocco and Kuwait come second, ...

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Imran Khan’s victory and Indo-Pak relations

Imran Khan’s victory in the recently concluded General Elections went as per preordained script. The arrest of Nawaz Sharif and his daughter in a money laundering case practically sealed the deal. The Supreme Court has debarred him from contesting elections for life, virtually putting an end to the political career ...

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela. The man and legacy live on even in death. And as the world this week celebrates what would have been his centennial birthday — there are those who continue to battle against the West’s whitewashing of its Cold War treatment of the father of the South African nation. ...

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