Editorial: Power play

Forget about oil and arms. Coronavirus vaccines are emerging as the newest currency of choice in the Middle East. Israel’s reopening of its economy, combined with a murky prisoner swap with Syria and the arrival of a batch of vaccines in the Gaza Strip, have all underscored how those with access to the vaccines have political power in the turbulent region. Continue Reading

Editorial: Near and dear

Families of people who disappeared in Pakistan’s restive Baluchistan province ended a 10-day sit-in near Parliament in Islamabad on Saturday, after a government Minister promised to look into their relatives’ case files. Continue Reading

Editorial: Caught in cage

Four weeks into his presidency, Joe Biden has said he is still getting used to the trappings of the office. Biden offered a frank description of what it’s like to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. during his CNN town hall, referencing past presidents who have spoken of the building as a little like a gilded cage. Continue Reading

Editorial: On a rise

Even as reports claimed that Covid-19 cases are on a rise in a few parts of India, especially Maharashtra, New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland has gone on a three-day lockdown following the discovery of three unexplained coronavirus cases in the community. Continue Reading

Editorial: Safety & Security

A latest World Bank report on road safety has said India, which has one per cent of the world’s vehicles, accounts for 10 per cent of all road crash victims. Continue Reading

Editorial: Expectations & hope

US President Joe Biden has been very clear about restoring compassion and order to the country’s immigration system, the White House said and noted that a series of executive actions signed by him in the last few weeks are just the beginning. Continue Reading