Nearly five years ago, in December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared Oct. 11 the “International Day of the Girl Child.”
The following clarification is a response from the Pakistani ambassador to Lebanon regarding a syndicated opinion piece by Bahma Chellaney titled “The...
Many American policymakers attempting to respond to the conflicts embroiling the Middle East tend to have a ruefully ahistorical perspective on the region,...
The conflict in Syria becomes more complex every day that it continues, and the country’s prospects have gotten only worse.
When patriotic figures such as Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan leave us, Lebanon misses them bitterly.
“It is a great political risk, but I am ready to take risks on myself, my popularity and my political future a thousand times to protect you all, and am not...
Reality TV is about winning.
Making predictions three weeks before the U.S. election is risky, but the likeliest bet right now is that the center will hold in American politics and...
“One of the crucial challenges” of our era “is to maintain an open and expanding international trade system.”
Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death was long anticipated, but it still came as a profound shock to Thailand.
Iraqi security forces began direct operations to liberate Mosul, the capital of Ninevah province, from Daesh (ISIS) the morning of Oct. 17.
With the world mesmerized by the United States’ presidential race this year, the race for control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate has been...
In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States, the so-called war on terror was launched.
Oh, the anger of the fusty at the announcement of Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize! What an outcry from the academy – not the Swedish one, mind you, but that of the...
In July of this year, the Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda spinoff group operating in Syria, rebranded itself as the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham.
As I have traveled around the world in recent weeks, I am repeatedly asked two questions: Is it conceivable that Donald Trump could win the U.S. presidency?
Almost seven decades after it was created as the first Islamic republic of the postcolonial era, Pakistan is teetering on the edge of an abyss.
The city of Sidon has reached the final stages of designing a project that will change the course of its future.
Preparatory works are about to be completed on Canal Istanbul, one of the most ambitious projects of the 21st century.
Global economic growth, says the International Monetary Fund, has been “too slow for too long.”
The Republican Party’s candidate for the American presidency, Donald Trump, is clearly not the GOP establishment’s first choice.
Egypt’s ongoing expansion of military jurisdiction under the pretext of economic development and public safety is yet another indicator that its revolution...
The election of Antonio Guterres as the new secretary-general of the United Nations is good news for the international community.
On Oct. 7, 2016, Antonio Guterres was formally nominated by the U.N. Security Council to be the next secretary-general of the United Nations for a five-year...
If you thought barrel-scraping pandering to populism was limited to political discourse in America think again.
In many Western democracies, this is a year of revolt against elites.
Of the elites who manage modern society, only economists have a Nobel Prize, whose latest recipients, Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstr?m, have just been announced.
Since 2002, Belgium has permitted terminally or incurably ill adults to request and receive euthanasia from a doctor.
The United Nations is seeking a new secretary-general.