Friday, 18 January 2019

Opinion

Timeline: Using vehicles as weapons of terror in Europe and America

A pickup driver ploughed a truck into cyclists and pedestrians in New York on Tuesday, killing eight people in the first deadly “act of terror” in the city since September 11, 2001. Vehicles have previously been used as weapons of terror, often by supporters of Daesh, attacking nations in the ...

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What is Xi thinking

China’s most powerful leader in decades entered Communist Party folklore on Tuesday when cadres voted overwhelmingly to engrave the Xi Jinping way into their constitution. “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era,” adds a new section to the already-weighty party tome, and puts the 64-year-old ...

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Mogadishu Attack

The present times reveal that we are living in the Age of Anger. Everywhere in the world, there are angry people. One commonality in all these people is their resort to terrorism. Only a day before, Somalia’s Capital, Mogadishu witnessed the worst attack against its residents. The death toll is ...

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What’s at stake for business in Iran’s nuclear deal

If the Iran nuclear deal fails then all the countries involved have a lot to lose – and not just for political and security reasons. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he will not certify to Congress that Iran is complying with the deal, which could pave the ...

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Las Vegas Shooting

The psychological autopsy of Stephen Paddock is underway with the hope of uncovering why this seemingly ordinary 64-year-old resident of Mesquite, Nev., would open fire on a crowded Las Vegas music festival, killing scores and wounding hundreds of country music fans. Paddock’s brother has been interviewed anticipating that he might ...

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This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un are doing their best to make a bad situation in the Korean Peninsula worse. For now, they are only hurling abuse and threats at each other, but there is no sign of either de-escalating their confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme. During the Cold War, ...

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Sixteen years after 9/11, New Yorkers on edge

NEW YORK: It’s a typical late summer weekend in New York’s Times Square, and tourists from around the world are snapping pictures beneath the commercial hub’s iconic neon billboards – watched closely by a heavy contingent of police. Four cruisers are parked in the middle of the busy intersection, and ...

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Rohingya crisis: Hungry faces everywhere

Shafiqa Begum was among the crowd chasing a minivan distributing food packets among starving Rohingyas near Tyingkhali Rohingya camp. Holding her eight-day-old daughter tightly to her chest, she tried her best to push through the thick throng. But before she could go near it, the van started to move back ...

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Why sanctions will only fuel North Korea’s missile tests

An intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) travels at six and a half kilometres per second. Or, in other words, twenty times the speed of sound. The North Korean missile that crossed over Hokkaido in Japan before landing in the Pacific wasn’t an ICBM. It was a mid-range missile travelling about half ...

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Who are the key players in Afghanistan?

By James Griffiths Like two US Presidents before him, Donald Trump has a plan to win the United States’ longest-running war. In a long-awaited speech this month, Trump made it clear the US will remain a major actor in Afghanistan for years to come – doubling down on the conflict ...

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