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Mahathir still on top as knives out in Malaysia

PM’s shock resignation and return as interim leader puts nation’s fractious politics on new treacherous course Asia Times NILE BOWIE In a shock move with wide-reaching ramifications, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir tendered his resignation today (February 24), setting off heated speculation about his motives and where the country’s suddenly tumultuous …

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The world in grips of an epidemic more dangerous than coronavirus

We must prevent the spread of the epidemic of racist fear-mongering occasioned by the coronavirus outbreak Al Jazeera Hamid Dabashi Ever since coronavirus (COVAD-19) was detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan, public health officials inside and outside of China have been trying to prevent the outbreak from transforming into …

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The UK wants the ‘best’ immigrants: Why would they want the UK?

With its new points-based immigration system, Britain should realise it is not the only one able to pick and choose. Al Jazeera Marie Le Conte After months of speculation and years of endless debates on the topic, the British government has finally announced the details of its post-Brexit immigration plans. …

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Iraq and the U.S withdrawal conundrum

Disagreement in Baghdad over the presence of U.S troops threatens to destabilise the country Al Jazeera Kamaran Palani More than a month after the Iraqi parliament passed a resolution calling on United States troops to withdraw from Iraq, uncertainty regarding the status of US forces in the country persists. The …

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Meet the U.S presidential candidates’ ‘blacks’

In US electoral politics, black people are an asset, a problem or a prop, but never a protagonist Al Jazeera Yannick Giovanni Marshall The light almost seemed to go out of Pete Buttigieg’s eyes as ABC correspondent Linsey Davis put questions to him during the New Hampshire Democratic debate this …

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The ICJ’s Rohingya ruling could affect the geopolitical global order

Arab News DR. AZEEM IBRAHIM The ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in January calling on Myanmar to undertake a set of Provisional Measures to protect the Rohingya minority could indirectly have a major impact on the global order. The first important aspect of the ruling is the …

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Imran Khan must firmly steer Pakistan to progress

Pakistan’s stability must go together with the PM’s initiatives on foreign relations Gulf News Farhan Bokhari Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday won the hearts and minds of Pakistanis in a detailed speech at the parliament in Islamabad. From Pakistan’s case on the disputed matter of Kashmir to the …

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Trump’s travel ban: Thousands of lives in limbo

The Trump administration’s travel restrictions left many Eritreans between a rock and a hard place Al Jazeera Abraham T Zere On January 31, US President Donald Trump expanded his controversial travel ban to include six additional countries, including my home country, Eritrea. Reportedly, Eritrea was included in the ban for …

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Imran scores on foreign policy, but should mend ties with U.S

He’s made quite an impression in the Muslim bloc; from friends in the Gulf and Iran to Turkey and Malaysia Khaleej Times Shahab Jafry Everybody has been hounding Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government to no end for mishandling the economy, distancing crucial political allies, and not really empathising with …

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