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The burning train
Premeditated conspiracy or accident? Differences of opinion over what caused the death of 59 people, mostly kar sevaks, aboard the Sabarmati Express in 2002 have hinged on this fundamental question. In convicting 31 people in the Godhra train ...
Qadhafi's time is up
Inspired by the highly successful, and in the circumstances remarkably peaceful, mass uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, Libyans have been demonstrating and protesting throughout their country's major cities. The response by strongman Muammar ...
Leader Page Articles
The Muslim as BJP supporter in Gujarat
By Raheel Dhattiwala
In a patronage democracy where resource distribution depends on the discretion of elected officials, it pays to stay close to the power centres in government.
G20 needs to address Africa's infrastructure deficit
By Olusegun Obasanjo
It slows economic growth and frustrates general development.
Has Qadhafi unleashed a mercenary force?
By David Smith
Reports describe black, French-speaking troops but observers warn they could just be sub-Saharan immigrants in the army.
Arab League pressed to condemn Qadhafi
By Jack Shenker
Protesters outside its headquarters in Cairo accuse members of being out of touch.
Questions after Somali pirates killing of Americans
By Ewen MacAskill and Xan Rice
U.S. military says hostages shot on board ‘Quest' before navy's rescue attempt.
Libya destroying chemical weapons, says watchdog
Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi is keeping his word about destroying his chemical stockpile for producing mustard gas and has no weapon to deliver a chemical payload, a U.N. watchdog group said on February 23. Reports from Libya say fears ...
NASA delays satellite launch
Officials at a military base in central California have delayed the launch of a rocket carrying an Earth-observation satellite. Tech Sgt. Ben Rojek of the 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base confirmed that the launch was ...
Corrections and Clarifications
* * The results column of the Sport Page report, “Federer beats Devvarman” (February 23, 2011), wrongly said Roger Federer bt Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-3. It should have said: Federer bt Somdev Devvarman 6-3, ...
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