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Saeed’s release is a setback
The Lahore High Court order releasing Hafiz Saeed was no surprise. A full bench of three judges went by the law in deciding his writ petition, which challenged his house arrest from December 2008. Mr. Saeed heads the Jamat-ud-dawa (JuD), a ...
Tragedy in the air
The globe has shrunk, with air travel playing a huge role in the process. On any day, millions of people around the world catch flights to meet loved ones, clinch a business deal, or simply get away from it all. The noisy turbo-propeller ...
Identity politics: where it is leading
A profound anti-democratic mindset and the total absence of any understanding of larger socio-economic realities of Assam are a common feature of all separatist organisations.
What’s bad for General Motors is good for the world
By Aditya Chakrabortty
The U.S. gasoline-industrial complex has had its day — and in Asia’s frontiers of globalisation the green machine is pulling away.
Iran presidential race appears to get tighter
By Jon Leyne
As the election approaches, Iranians wonder whether there are any surprises in store.
Hopes high for Obama’s Islam speech
By Paul Reynolds
President Obama will give what could be one of the most important speeches of his presidency on Thursday when he addresses the relationship between the United States and Muslims. In his speech, to the University of Cairo, he will hope ...
End of free news online?
By Victor Keegan
Online news has been available free — so far. Things are changing and Rupert Murdoch has already said that free online is “going to stop.”
The ultimate ‘pay as you go scheme’
By Dan Milmo
After charges for checking in bags and carrying duty-free purchases, controversial Ryanair boss MichaelO’Leary on Tuesday confirmed plans to charge for using the toilets on his aeroplanes within two years. “We are serious ...
Corrections and clarifications
* * A report “Strong contingent of new comers in Lok Sabha” (June 3, 2009) said that at least two parties — the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) — have an entirely ...
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