The French president's effort to help Lebanon is admirable, but he remains tone-deaf and out of touch with most Lebanese.
Whatever the immediate cause, the reason for the deadly explosion in Beirut is criminal neglect and a rotten system built and maintained by the country’s political elite.
Palestinians with nowhere left to go are being collectively punished by the Assad regime.
Any assistance that comes Lebanon's way needs to be apolitical, or it will tip an already fragile balance.
A bitter reality for India: secularism more under threat than ever, as the ruling BJP praises its Ayodhya project but polarises opinion as it pushes ever closer to the extreme Hindu-right.
India inadvertently managed to internationalise an issue that neither Pakistan nor activists were able to for decades.
With no elected leadership at the helm in disputed Kashmir, New Delhi has unilaterally passed a slew of laws to alter the majority-Muslim demography of the region.
Iraqis are still paying the price for Saddam Hussain's catastrophic decision in 1990.
The US needs to be more transparent in its exercises with Greece to preserve its relationship with Turkey.
Despite laws on the books to protect women, most abusers go unpunished. Now, in many countries, lawmakers are even pushing back against those weak laws.
European languages encapsulate a history of the fascination with, and the fear, of Muslims in Europe.
The Netflix series reflects uncomfortable truths not only about prejudice in India, but is also a reminder of how global those prejudices are.
A major environmental, humanitarian and economic disaster lies in wait in the Red Sea - and there's only a tiny window of opportunity to prevent it.
The decision was not met with the kind of hysteria that some tried, and failed, to impose on it.
The reported deal between the two countries has been overstated, and its motives misunderstood.
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