Russia’s gambit

REACTIONS to the Russian intervention in Syria essentially fall into three categories: ambivalence, consternation and enthusiasm. The first of these is the broad Western response. There was little question of ...

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The powerless pilgrims

THE death toll of pilgrims killed in Mina during Eidul Azha has apparently almost doubled. According to the Associated Press, nearly 1,400 people are now believed to have died in ...

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