Cartoons simply will never go out of fashion. Regardless of the advent of technology, creativity is always captured in cartoons. Some funny while others can get you into trouble. One such man who got into trouble in Egypt is Telecoms...
India and the U.S. on Tuesday have vowed to deepen bilateral and multilateral engagement in order to capitalize on economic opportunities in the two countries. India?s Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee attended a meeting with US treasury secretary Timothy for...
Despite the widespread call from emerging economies for their candidate to head the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the IMF board announced on Tuesday that it has selected French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde for the position. With Lagarde clinching on...

IMF Seat Beckons

Christine Lagarde, the French Finance Minister is expected to be chosen as the new leader of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). According to media reports, Lagarde has widespread support in Europe and from the Middle East. If Lagarde gets the...

Nukes for Saudi

Saudi Arabia?s rapid increase in population growth, from 5 million in 1965 to 25 million in 2010, has been one of the driving forces for the increasing energy consumption. Even though the influx of foreign workers and natural growth...
The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has unanimously voted Ban Ki Moon as the new secretary general, making this his second term in the office. The South Korean diplomat was elected by the 192 member body and will start...
The Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the apex body that controls global nuclear commerce could approve new norms that could mix up with India?s plans to freely acquire sensitive nuclear know how. Meanwhile, the US has proposed that adherence to...
(This article was first published on http://english.alarabiya.net) A popular political joke doing the rounds in the Middle East these days is that leaders will stay in power longer if they are not friends of the West ? like...
Gone are the days when things were simple and normal, when men were discovered cheating by their wives either directly or through a private investigators. Oh the good old days! Then we emerged into a new era of the cable...
Uncle Sam has decided to police the world in a more modern method than military invasion, The World Wide Web. The United States of America now regards internet access as a human rights under the freedom of expression. Thereby the...
Whither the Gulf? Towards Economic Diversification (This article was first published on http://english.alarabiya.net) With the Arab Spring or Winter of Arab Discontent throwing up conflicting signals, the Middle East Institute, Singapore, made a notable attempt to explore the relevance and impact...
Whither the Gulf? Towards Knowledge Economy N. Janardhan (This article was first published on http://english.alarabiya.net) A fortnight ago, my column focussed on identifying economic diversification ? particularly during a period of high oil prices ? as one of several possible reasons for...
UAE:? National Identity Cards for children under 15 years of age has been made mandatory. Gulf Today daily reports that Emirates Identity Authority (Eida) has confirmed that ID cards will henceforth be mandatory for children under 15, apart from them...
For the final time as the Pentagon chief, Defense Secretary Robert Gates is headed to Asia with a message and looking to reassure allies that the United States is committed to regional security. This is despite the tightening defense...
When the 15-nation United Nations Security Council voted 10-0 in March to authorise the no-fly zone over Libya, emerging power bloc BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China), along with Germany, abstained. A month later, the West-led coalition that supported...