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Only way out is exit
A three-day “peace jirga” in Afghanistan has given rise to more questions than answers. President Hamid Karzai called the jirga to win an endorsement for a peace deal with the Taliban so that it could be held out as a nationally ...
No end to financial volatility
While volatility has become integral to stock markets, and indeed every other financial market, the extent of sharp fluctuations recently seen across the major bourses worldwide is unprecedented. The VIX or volatility index traded on the ...
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Time for a transformation
By George Mathew, M.S. Seshadri and K.S. Jacob
The Medical Council of India, which stands dissolved on account of serious corrupt practices, had failed on many fronts. This is a historic opportunity to raise the standards of medical education and to reappraise the regulatory process.
With U.S. aid, warlord builds Afghan empire
By Dexter Filkins
The head of a private army earns millions of dollars guarding NATO supply convoys.
Africa: 50 bittersweet years of independence
By Adam Nossiter
The notion of independence itself — in a context of bad governance, economic inequality, poverty and dependence on foreign aid — has been called into question.
Latin America still divided over a coup in Honduras
By Marc Lacey
No longer is the ousted Honduran president hiding out in an embassy compound, and no longer is the man who replaced him thumbing his nose at the world. But a year after one of the most unusual coups in Central American history played out ...
From labour-rich to talent-intensive
The Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, China's Cabinet, on Sunday jointly issued the country's Medium and Long-term Talent Development Plan (2010-2020), which sets a blueprint for creating a highly skilled ...
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Fresh hopes over food security
The June 1 announcement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, while releasing the Report Card for the first year of the second term of the United Progressive Alliance Government, that the Food Security Bill was under preparation and that the Bill ...
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