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Mahir Ali

Going viral

Going viral

The flu of 1918 caused an estimated 16 million deaths in India. Published Jul 11, 2018 07:21am
Mexican wave

Mexican wave

Mexico’s presidential candidates have pushed back against Trump’s rhetoric. Published Jul 04, 2018 07:13am
Welcome to hell

Welcome to hell

Cruelty is hardly an acceptable response to the refugee crisis. Published Jun 27, 2018 07:08am
Talks in Singapore

Talks in Singapore

The fact that the summit took place at all is undeniably a positive. Published Jun 20, 2018 07:07am
Sandinista sunset?

Sandinista sunset?

Resentments against Ortega have kept matters on the boil. Published Jun 13, 2018 07:13am
The lost leader

The lost leader

Robert Kennedy’s murder has spawned conspiracy theories. Published Jun 06, 2018 07:00am
Tragedy as farce

Tragedy as farce

Tyranny will always lend itself to lampooning. Published May 30, 2018 06:53am
Two steps forward?

Two steps forward?

Malaysia and Armenia may be poised on the cusp of change. Published May 23, 2018 06:56am
Deepening gulf

Deepening gulf

Among Trump’s line-up of close aides are dedicated Iranophobes. Published May 16, 2018 05:44am
Two centuries after

Two centuries after

Marx comes across as more of a 20th-century than a 19th-century figure. Published May 02, 2018 06:11am
Korean conundrums

Korean conundrums

Trump is ever keen on going where no president has gone before. Published Apr 25, 2018 07:09am
Chemical confusion

Chemical confusion

Everyone involved in the Syrian mess has an axe to grind. Published Apr 18, 2018 07:14am
Targeting Corbyn

Targeting Corbyn

His critics are heartened by reports suggesting he may be a spy. Published Apr 11, 2018 06:48am
The rebel King

The rebel King

Martin Luther King’s legacy goes beyond his civil rights activism. Published Apr 04, 2018 06:26am
Hawk or cuckoo?

Hawk or cuckoo?

The return of John Bolton is extremely alarming. Updated Mar 28, 2018 12:28pm
Russian roulette

Russian roulette

Why would Putin seek to kick up a tedious row? Published Mar 21, 2018 07:04am
Killing fields

Killing fields

An estimated 504 people were killed 50 years ago this week. Published Mar 14, 2018 06:14am
Death wish?

Death wish?

What sealed Benazir Bhutto’s fate? Updated Mar 07, 2018 11:18am