INTERNATIONAL

The world joins hands to rebuild France’s soul

The recent fire outbreak at the Notre Dame broke millions of hearts around the world, but assurances of it being rebuilt are having a calming effect Paris is the most visited city in France, the most popular destination for tourists

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Have our leaders lost the essence of leadership?

Numerous global and national leaders today appear to be victims of self-pride and gratification, when they are expected to be humble and modest personalities Many knowledge organisations and institutions in this country prefer to work entirely on their own and

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Indonesia all set to elect its next leadership

With Indonesians gearing up to vote for the country’s next President and Vice President, the world looks up to them to elect a capable and strong leadership As India, the largest democracy of the world,  is poised to elect its

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Is ‘Naya Pakistan’ even a possibility?

While much is being said about Imran Khan’s ‘Naya Pakistan’, protecting minorities requires a robust constitutional cover that does not diminish, indignify or decry any faith Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was too clever by half in suggesting that his

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Can General Haftar win the trust of Libyans?

General Khalifa Haftar, an old foe of Gaddafi, is gearing up to make his bid for power in the country, as Libyans have to choose between the 76-year-old dictator and continuing chaos, poverty and intermittent violence With Khalifa Haftar’s forces

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Assange Arrest: What’s Next?

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder has finally been arrested for hacking although he has been in the US’s crosshairs for sometime for revealing US secrets for the world to see. In 2010, Wikileaks dumped a huge amount of United States

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Web of Spin

Beijing still does not trust local cadres in governance despite the propaganda that the Tibetans took ‘their destiny in their own hands’ in 1959. For the past several weeks, the Chinese propaganda machine has been running an information warfare’s exercise

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Netanyahu’s Last Hurrah

The Israeli land grab championed by Netanyahu is set to bring the share of Palestinian territory under ‘Israeli sovereignty’ to 50 per cent. It may include the West Bank and the roads that connect it in his ‘annexation,’ It shouldn’t

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Is Thailand starting at hybrid democracy?

The Generals in Thailand should note that democracy, at its core, embraces the existence of differences. The people of Thailand deserve more than what the Generals are currently offering, that is trying to completely crush the opposition. Can a true

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The End of European Naivety

Despite finding a new ‘client’ in Italy, other European nations such as France and Germany are not convinced about Beijing’s bonafide interest. On January 28, 1964, The New York Times reported: “General de Gaulle’s Government broke today with the United

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