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The elusive mole
In the thriller genre, there is none to beat the spy thriller — the cloak and dagger danger missions, the foreign policy twists and turns, the unmasking of the spy in the last pages of the book, all making for a roller-coaster experience. ...

Transparency in treaty-making
The question whether the power to conclude international treaties should lie within the legislative jurisdiction of India's Parliament or the political executive — one that the General Secretary of the Communist Party of India alluded to ...

Leader Page Articles
Course change in global trade negotiations
By C.P. Chandrasekhar

India should shift its focus from serving as facilitator or catalyst for an agreement to asserting its solidarity with the developing countries.

News Analysis
What passing bells for those who die as U.N. peacekeepers?
By Ramesh Thakur

The Israeli contempt for U.N. peacekeeping and the deaths of unarmed international observers will make countries much more reluctant to contribute to a bolstered or replacement force.

Horror stories from the conflict zone
By Ghaith Abdul-Ahad

Huge numbers of children are being killed, injured or displaced in south Lebanon.

Refugees' fury will be felt for generations to come
By Karma Nabulsi

PEOPLE WALK the dusty, broken roads in scorching summer heat, taking shelter in the basements of empty buildings. In Gaza and Lebanon, in the refugee camps of Khan Younis, Rafah and Jabaliya, in Tyre and Beirut, in Nabatiyeh and Sidon, hundreds ...

Average land price in Japan rising
THE AVERAGE price of land facing major streets across Japan stands at 114,000 yen (about $1,000) per square metre as of January 1, marking a year to year increase of 0.9 per cent and the first climb since 1992, local press reported on ...

Corrections and Clarifications
A number of readers have said that the list of recipients (from India) of the Magsaysay Award was incomplete in "Crusade against corruption finds recognition" (August 1, 2006) — a report on Arvind Kejriwal being awarded the Magsaysay ...

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