Saturday, January 21, 2017


Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan

Canada continues tightrope walk on Middle East

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau insists that Canada favors a two-state solution and opposes Israeli settlements. He has restored funding to the United Nations Relief...
Paul Wallace

Two celebrations could make or break a fractured EU

Paul Wallace When business leaders meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week, they will be looking ahead to some crunch days...


Iraqi forces

Hard fighting, not fine words

There is no doubt that in recent weeks the Iraqi forces battling Daesh (the self-proclaimed IS) in Mosul have made significant gains. But the...
A relative of missing Chinese passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared on March 8, 2014 cries before a meeting in Beijing on January 18, 2017, a day after authorities announced the end of search operations for the aircraft. — AFP

The hunt for MH370

Almost three years after Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared while traveling between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, the search for the plane and its 239...
Visitors walk on the eve of the opening day of the World Economic Forum, on January 16, 2017 in Davos. — AFP

Davos again


Safi H. Jannaty

Anti-dowry regulations in India: License for legal terrorism!

AHMED (not his real name) worked in Saudi Arabia for over four years and got married early last year. After spending time with...
Muhammad Al-Sulami

Indications that Iran’s influence in the region will be reduced

Muhammad Al-Sulami Al-Watan daily Iran’s political leaders and ideological think tanks have never really trusted Russia. They only take advantage of the mutual interests between the...

Local Viewpoint


Vitamin B12: A cure for depression

By Anwar Abu Khalid THE other day I met some old friends whom I had not seen for a while. I was shocked to learn...
Fahd Al-Hazmi

How statistics can lie

Saeed Al-Surahihi

Jobless PhD holders

Energy Outlook

Energy Outlook

Oil prices higher amid output cut commitments

Syed Rashid Husain OUTPUT cuts are taking hold. Compliance with output cut agreement has been healthy - till yet. Markets too are reacting positively. Yet,...