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Intensification of disputes in White House

Saeed Sobhani Disputes between US President Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have increased. Many media sources in the US are reporting the probable dismissal of Trump’s Secretary of Defense in the coming days. Meanwhile, after the presence of people such as John Bolton and Mike Pumpeo at the White House, Mattises’ power in…

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Not an easy time at all and no thanks to the US

Martin Love The world waits to see what the Syrian Arab Army and allies are going to do now that the “West” has warned it will attack Syria if there’s a full scale assault on the terrorists in Idlib. I would humbly suggest surrounding Idlib with a single exit corridor for civilians and starve al…

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Why has Turkey banned rentals in foreign currency?

Saad Hasan Take a stroll in Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar or any of the multiple storied shopping malls built in the city in the past decade. The possibility of you running into a disgruntled merchant is quite high. The  slide in the value of Turkish lira has been distressing for them. The currency has lost…

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It’s unclear whether EU will fall apart, but change is coming

Ekaterina Blinova Change is coming, Charles Ortel, a Wall Street analyst, told Sputnik, commenting on the growing discontent with Brussels policies among Europeans and the increasing popularity of nationalist conservative parties. According to the analyst, the EU’s swollen bureaucratic apparatus remains a stumbling block in the way of Europe’s development. “The European Union’s fate is…

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Is the fall of Idlib solution for Syrian crisis?

Mehdi Ilhan Idlib, a town located 60 kilometers from Aleppo and about 25 kilometers from the Turkish border, is strategically important as a gateway for the port of Latakia on the Mediterranean. The M-5 Highway connects Turkey to Jordan through Syrian territory; therefore, this route is not only convenient for foreign fighters crossing into Syria…

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UK needs bonking Boris

Jon Gaunt This confected row about Boris Johnson’s use of a metaphor of a suicide vest to sum up Theresa May’s capitulation to the EU is an absolute load of nonsense. Boris is 100 percent correct to say that “We have wrapped a suicide vest around the British constitution and handed the detonator to Michel…

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Where is the ‘Reset’?

Iqbal Khan “Reset” is an American way to cover up a stupidity under the garb of ambiguous misnomer without admitting its failure. Pakistan and the US are following divergent interests in the region; hence, space for any meaningful course corrections to achieve convergence of interests is rather limited. The US needs Pakistan to sustain its…

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Resistance in Idlib: We will not stand by and watch

Ergun Yildirim Insurgents and states are so much alike! This is also the origin of destruction. Justice and oppression, authority and terror, light and dark, civilization and barbarism are all intertwined. Disaster has us surrounded in all its atrocity. Humanity has torn itself away from justice, light and kindness and fallen into barbarism. This is…

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Education is the most important key for the development of a nation

Laila Shahnawaz All of us understand and realize the fact that education plays an important role to make a nation, a state successful. Pakistan has also signed international instruments including Convention on Child Rights (CRC) and being a developing country has done some legislation on free and compulsory education for children in. The article 25…

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