Syrian refugees sit together in a tent at the Lebanese border town of Arsal. File/Reuters
Tunisia, the only democracy to emerge from the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, and Lebanon, a quasi-democracy where a political revolt was launched in October 2019, now face economic protests driven by coronavirus restrictions.
School closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have left nearly 1.6 billion children and youth out of school around the world, while the cascading economic impacts are anticipated to force millions more to drop out.
There is no doubt that the Syrian refugees, whether in Lebanon, Jordan or Turkiye cannot forever stay in the camps, and they have to get back home. The Syrian government must take the moral responsibility of getting its people back.
While we are stuck at home about to start our Christmas shopping, cyber week sales will entice many of us to scroll for the best sale prices. This year, Black Friday will, at the time of writing, not involve the familiar images of customers
Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the presidential run-off on Sunday. This was evident even during the inconclusive first round when he missed the 50 per cent mandated mark by 0.5 per cent. The general expectation, especially in the West, was that he might lose after 20 years in power. But the challenge proved to be inadequate.
Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona recently confirmed that student loan repayments would begin again later in 2023, delivering what is likely to be a severe financial shock to borrowers who have not had to make payments for three years. This puts greater urgency on lawmakers to fix the flaws in the best idea for
Amid needless display of political discord and street protests against deficiencies of the democratic system, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated and dedicated to the nation a new Parliament building, which he said represented the aspirations of India’s 1.4 billion people. The building was constructed as part
There is no doubt that it was the toughest decision for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who announced in January that elections will be held in the country on May 14 (“Erdogan declares victory in Turkey runoff election,” May 28, Gulf Today website). According to the report, Turkish President Recep Tayyip