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Police violence against Blacks is not new phenomenon: Professor Scanlon

interview By Javad Heirannia TEHRAN – Thomas M. Scanlon, Alford professor of natural religion, moral philosophy, and civil polity at Harvard University, tells the Tehran Times that “police violence especially against Blacks and other minorities is not a new phenomenon.” Professor Scanlon says violence against Blacks “has been true for …

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Race card to propel Trump?

The eruption of public anger following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and President Donald Trump’s response to it, makes one believe that the White House incumbent will seek re-election in November on his own terms and familiar turf. His appalling handling of the Covid-19 crisis was supposed to …

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Responsibility and norms

OVER the past few weeks, healthcare professionals and establishments have come under severe pressure, and in a few cases, actual harm, from relatives and associates of deceased Covid-19 patients. Recently, a hospital in Karachi witnessed significant damage by a crowd of 70 enraged people. What stood out was their insistence …

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Which final solution?

More than two decades ago, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution put forth a logical solution to the issue of Palestine, one that is based on international law, “Conduct a referendum among all the original people of Palestine, including Muslims, Christians and Jews, to decide the political system of Palestine.” …

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Martyr Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani: the real shatterer of ISIS

TEHRAN:Turning logic and rationality on its head, the psychopathic US assassin-in-chief has made the absurd claim that he was the one who defeated Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in its entirety. This is while it was none other than the whiny wimp in the White House himself who ordered the gangland …

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Crisis in the Caspian Sea: The world’s largest lake drying up?

TEHRAN: According to a report by the Water Research Institute at the Iranian Center for Caspian Sea Studies and Research, the water level of the Caspian Sea in 2019, following its declining trend since 1995, has reached its lowest level in 30 years. 5.5 million years have passed since the …

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Saudi propaganda is demonizing Islam and the Palestinian cause

By: Ahmad Rashed Said A recent report by the Saudi 24 news channel suggested that the Muslim Brotherhood was backing southern separatists in the Yemeni city of Aden – a vicious falsehood, as it is common knowledge that the separatists are supported by the UAE, a state hostile towards the …

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Living with the virus

Writter:I.A. Rehman THE government had been warned in these columns of challenges to its campaign against Covid-19 during Ramazan from the religious lobby, profiteers and beneficiaries of Eid shopping and Eid-eve travellers. It chose to yield to all the pressure groups. Under the fig leaf of SOPs, which were respected …

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Very old normal

Writter:Aasim Sajjad Akhtar IT was a matter of when rather than if: Covid-19 was never going to remain breaking news forever, whatever its impact. Even aside from Pakistani officialdom’s tragi-comic handling of the pandemic, no news in the ratings-driven business that is corporate media remains top of the charts forever. …

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Compensating the expendable

Writter:Asha’ar Rehman A TINY bit of news in a national daily on Thursday matter-of-factly reports on a group of 50 people who had been struck with Covid-19 during the Eid holidays. It could well have escaped the trained eye of many of us with so many issues competing for attention. …

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