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To make peace plan work, it must be Afghan-owned

To make peace plan work, it must be Afghan-owned

Come Saturday and the world’s eyes will be riveted to Doha where the US and Taliban are slated to sign what would be a historic peace deal between two of the fiercest rivals in recent war history.

Internet giants fight spread of virus untruths

Internet giants fight spread of virus untruths

As the new coronavirus spreads globally, the online battle to keep misinformation about the disease is also stepping up.

When China sneezes

When China sneezes

The world economy has clearly caught a cold. The outbreak of Covid-19 came at a particularly vulnerable point in the global business cycle.

1,000 days of proud achievements

1,000 days of proud achievements

What would a nation do if its neighbours suddenly close their borders one fine morning and level unfounded charges as a pretext to launch a land, air and sea blockade?

At the gates: Global response needed as virus fears mount

At the gates: Global response needed as virus fears mount

The World Health Organisation has not yet classified the Covid-19 outbreak as a pandemic, but fears are mounting over the cascading impact of the virus on a highly-connected global economy.

We are on schedule to stage the best FIFA World Cup: al-Thawadi

We are on schedule to stage the best FIFA World Cup: al-Thawadi

Interview with Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC), Hassan al-Thawadi on the occasion of the countdown to the tournament reaching 1,000 days.

Africa isn’t ready for currency unions

Africa isn’t ready for currency unions

West African political leaders recently announced that the CFA franc – a currency created by France in 1945 for its colonies and still used by 14 African countries – will be replaced this year by a new currency pegged to the euro called the eco.

Mishaps and mistakes help globalise the coronavirus

Mishaps and mistakes help globalise the coronavirus

Professionals devoted to preventing global pandemics know best how to do their jobs – when they’re left to do their jobs.

Sanders’ big Nevada win narrows rivals’ path

Sanders’ big Nevada win narrows rivals’ path

Bernie Sanders’ convincing win in the Nevada caucuses signalled his campaign is gathering strength and reaching voters who had previously eluded him, putting him on a path — for now — toward the Democratic presidential nomination.

Citizens of nowhere: Trump ban raises fear for US Rohingya

Citizens of nowhere: Trump ban raises fear for US Rohingya

A refugee from Myanmar’s tyrannised Rohingya minority, Lila Mubarak embodies perfectly the “poor, huddled masses” welcomed to the United States for more than a century by a bronze plaque at the foot of the Statue of Liberty.

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