Mahir Ali

  • In a year marking the centenary of the outbreak of a landmark European conflict that profoundly shaped the 20th century, the specific causes and wide-ranging consequences of what was once commonly known as the Great War will no doubt be closely examined and hotly debated. Events in the Middle East ...

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  • At the public ceremony marking his second inauguration last week, Barack Obama took the presidential oath with his left hand placed on two Bibles. One of them, which Obama also used on the historic occasion when he was first inducted into the White House four years ago, had specifically been ...

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  • One of America’s best-kept secrets is a radical tradition stretching back into the 19th century. Some of its most potent exponents thrived in the first half of the 20th century, although they were compelled to do so in the face of corporate power that reached tyrannical proportions and did ...

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  • Given the possible consequences, it would be facetious to suggest that there is anything amusing about the latest terrorist plot blamed on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The entity’s focus on fundamental garments is, nonetheless, bizarre.On Christmas Day in 2009, a Nigerian ...

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