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River of goodwill runs deep in Test return

River of goodwill runs deep in Test return

Cricket is seriously pursued only in a handful of countries; indeed, the full members of the International Cricket Council number only 12. Pakistan is one, but the game in this cricket-mad country is only second to religion.

Impeachment inquiry by US House appropriate

Impeachment inquiry by US House appropriate

The United States now finds itself, for only the fourth time in its history, confronting articles of impeachment that charge its highest elected leader with violating both the US Constitution and the oath of office to uphold it.

Qatar and Malaysia... 45 years of strong ties

Qatar and Malaysia... 45 years of strong ties

In the context of the growing friendship and good relations between Qatar and Malaysia, the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohamed arrived in Doha yesterday on an official visit.

JLF Doha shows the value of dialogue in a volatile world

JLF Doha shows the value of dialogue in a volatile world

The Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) Doha opens at Qatar National Library today, and I could not be more pleased to be part of the country’s first international literary festival.

‘The language of compassion needs neither alphabets nor vocabulary’

‘The language of compassion needs neither alphabets nor vocabulary’

A glimpse into Qatar’s first palliative care unit – and how its message of compassion cuts across cultural and religious notions

ESG: Making sure your investments are responsible matters

ESG: Making sure your investments are responsible matters

Just as the climate change crisis – with powerful storms, unprecedented droughts and wildfires – is compellingly becoming a clear and present danger, more and more consumers are making environmentally-sensitive purchases.

A new hope for US climate action

A new hope for US climate action

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) currently taking place in Madrid is supposed to prepare the ground for more ambitious national climate commitments.

Global heating plus inequality is a recipe for chaos

Global heating plus inequality is a recipe for chaos

It’s a grey winter day as I walk through the UN climate conference (known as COP25) in Madrid. The pavilions and rooms all have the names of cities, regions and rivers in Chile.

Professionalising local law enforcement in the United States

Professionalising local law enforcement in the United States

US Attorney-General William Barr showed a bad grasp of history and modern thinking with his veiled warning to communities not to criticise the police. His comments on Tuesday at an event in Washington, DC, show a tin ear to the committed efforts by law enforcement agencies...

Celebrating International Human Rights Day

Celebrating International Human Rights Day

As we celebrate the International Human Rights Day on December 10, we are reminded that on this day in 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

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