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Mahir Ali

Fists of defiance

Fists of defiance

The stadium went silent before erupting into murmurs and boos. Published Oct 17, 2018 07:30am
Istanbul outrage

Istanbul outrage

Khashoggi had, in fact, been fairly close to the royals. Updated Oct 14, 2018 06:09pm
Injudicious choice

Injudicious choice

Trump is fulfilling his promise to move the supreme court to the right. Published Oct 03, 2018 06:52am
Dogged by Brexit

Dogged by Brexit

The likeliest outcome appears to be the worst-case scenario. Updated Sep 26, 2018 10:23am
Uighur repression

Uighur repression

The Uighurs are by no means an exclusive headache for Beijing. Published Sep 19, 2018 07:11am
Swedish stalemate

Swedish stalemate

The kinder, gentler Europe is making way for a monstrous entity. Published Sep 12, 2018 06:08am
Yemen’s destroyers

Yemen’s destroyers

The tragedy extends beyond the direct carnage of conflict. Published Sep 05, 2018 06:53am
Bizarre trajectory

Bizarre trajectory

Turnbull was willing to veer rightwards in all too many respects. Published Aug 29, 2018 07:02am
Czechs & balances

Czechs & balances

The idea of democratic socialism scared the capitalist powers. Published Aug 22, 2018 04:21am
Death of a dictator

Death of a dictator

Zia’s martial law was unprecedented in its ferocity. Published Aug 15, 2018 07:05am
Tehran’s troubles

Tehran’s troubles

Things will be worse if oil importers succumb to US pressure. Published Aug 08, 2018 06:53am
Israeli apartheid

Israeli apartheid

Knesset effectively overturned the 1948 declaration of independence. Published Aug 01, 2018 07:03am
Trump’s travails

Trump’s travails

It would certainly be no tragedy if Nato crumbled. Published Jul 18, 2018 07:13am
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