US State Dept spokesperson stumbles as reporters grill him on Palestine issue

US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price was visibly uncomfortable when he was asked to condemn the killing of defenceless Palestinian

Leena Ghani, Lala Rukh and Pakistan’s #MeToo movement

On the day she appeared in court for the first time in her life, Leena Ghani found it difficult not…

How is medical oxygen, vital for COVID-19 patients, produced?

Medical oxygen has become one of the most important life-saving commodities in the fight against COVID-19 during which patients develop…

The tripartite alliance that is destabilisng the Horn of Africa

Three years ago, a wave of political change swept across the Horn of Africa. In Sudan and Ethiopia, popular protests…

Biden’s Middle East strategy and its geopolitical implications

When Biden was running for president, he made it clear that if elected he would chart a new course in…

To fight or to flee

All living creatures, including human beings, have to make a choice when confronted: fight or flight.  Introduced by the physiologist…

Shopkeepers vs ordinary mortals

One hears that the French language offers a rich array to choose from when it comes to insulting phrases. That…