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SYRIA PEACE TALKS SET TO BEGIN

THE CITIZEN BUREAU

NEW DELHI: Warring sides in Syria are set to come together in United Nations-brokered peace talks, meeting in Geneva for the first time in over a year on Thursday, February 23.

The talks -- that took weeks of prep ..

A VERY PERSONAL CALL FOR PEACE IN SYRIA

VIJAY PRASHAD

A year and a half ago, the Turkish photojournalist Nilüfer Demir chanced upon a sight that would become iconic: the prone body of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi, washed up from the angry Mediterranean Sea.

Demir would photograph the s ..

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TRUMP-NETANYAHU MEET: HAVE THE GODS ANSWERED ISRAEL PM'S PRAYERS?

OMAR KARMI

ELECTRONIC INTIFADA: When the gods wish to punish us, Oscar Wilde once wrote, “they answer our prayers.”

Something like this now confronts Benjamin Netanyahu as he contemplates a future whose horizon w ..

TRUMP POLICY AGAINST IRAN SET TO DILUTE GAINS AGAINST ISIS

LT. GENERAL BHOPINDER SINGH

CHANDIGARH: National narratives are matters of time-invested truths, partial-truths and untruths.

Period between 2010 and 2013, saw the lightening emergence of the brutal Salafi jihadist and Sunni supremacist, ISI ..

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ASSAD'S INTERVIEW EXPOSES WESTERN HYPOCRISY ON SYRIA

NIRAJ SRIVASTAVA

NEW DELHI: Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad gave a detailed interview to Yahoo News last week, on Feb. 9. It was the first interview he gave to a Western channel after Donald Trump became US President on Jan. 20, 2016. It ca ..

NO TO PALESTINIAN PEACE ENVOY: US TO UN

LYNDAL ROWLANDS

UNITED NATIONS (IPS): The failed appointment of former Palestinian-Prime Minister Salam Fayyad as the UN’s peace envoy to Libya has shown that divisions over Palestine still run deep at the world body.

UN Sec ..

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