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How Rusal escaped the noose of US sanctions

They were supposed to be the toughest sanctions the United States had ever imposed on a Russian oligarch. Seventeen days later, Washington watered them down. On April 23, the US…

No escape from the past

THE prime minister has come up with a fresh statement of intent. The war against the corrupt rulers of Pakistan will continue to be the basic cause, the rallying cry…

One escape too many

THE reports late Wednesday that Aasia Bibi might have been sent abroad after her recent acquittal by the Supreme Court revived fears about more protests erupting in the country. Among…

Escaping The Chaos

Escaping the chaos

“Stay outside and don’t interrupt our serious discussion,” remarked grim-faced Richard Holbrooke when the then US ambassador to Pakistan knocked at the door and tried to be part of an…

The PM Can’t Escape Scrutiny

The PM can’t escape scrutiny

Hit and hurt by the exposure of his family’s offshore companies, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seems clueless and is trying to hide his head under the sand to avoid a…

No Escape From The Basics

No escape from the basics

How the basic questions have ceased to be. There was once a time when any crime involving firearms would be linked to the availability of weapons in the area and…

No Escape This Time

No escape this time

When the prime minister alights from his aircraft on his return from a two-week foreign yatra that took him to a heated-up Middle East and then to the snowy Davos,…

Dying To Escape Crisis-hit Greece

Dying to escape crisis-hit Greece

Strapped to the underbelly of a train, 23-year-old Ali Arzin from Afghanistan had hoped to cross the border of crisis-hit Greece into Macedonia and eventually reach another EU country. But…