Opinion

A treaty to end the age of plastic

At the global plastics treaty talks, we, the people, need to speak louder than the plastic-addicted corporations. In March, there was a collective cheer when United Nations member states adopted a historic resolution to end plastic pollution during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi. Governments agreed to start work on …

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Opinion | It’s time to give carbon removal a chance

We don’t have time to choose between stopping emissions and removing CO2 from the air. We need to do both to survive. In 2015, I visited Fiji, Kiribati, and Tuvalu, which had just been hit by a cyclone. There, I learned a slogan — “1.5 to stay alive” — which …

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Hussain And Us

“Colleagues twice my age and thrice well read, wanted to know why a young girl who could travel anywhere around the world, chose to visit a country literally broken down to shambles. They felt the urge to ask if I had converted to Shi’ism,” writes Noor Amina Tiwana.

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Opinion | France elections 2022: Whoever wins, anti-Muslim persecution is the victor

Whether Macron or Le Pen ultimately emerges victorious, Islamophobic persecution is bound to intensify French President Emmanuel Macron and his challenger, Marine Le Pen, have qualified for the final round of the election, echoing their 2017 duel. French Muslims, many of whom had backed the defeated left-wing candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon, …

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Israeli hyperbole: The art of deception

How Israel keeps its foes and friends on the defensive. Israeli hyperbole is as old as the Israeli state. It is tautological, serving as the raison d’être and modus operandi of Israel, the garrison state. It is farcical, fantastical, and also dangerous in the way it surpasses mere rhetoric to …

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Opinion | Regional Integration in the MENA region: A call for action

MENA countries are on the cusp of important regional integration initiatives that will provide much-needed efficiency gains, diversification, trust-building, and green growth. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is a region of abundant human and natural resources, shared culture and languages, and a well-established heritage of skill in trade. …

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