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Alia Allana

The writer is a Mumbai-based journalist.

The jihad on Twitter
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

When journalists are kept away from the frontline, propaganda and disinformation can rush in.

There can be no Arab League without Syria,Egypt and Iraq: Bashar’s man in UN
Fri, Apr 05, 2013

Syria's UN ambassador Bashar Ja’afari talks to Alia Allana about the challenges facing Syria.

Why Syria is not Egypt
Mon, Mar 11, 2013

The civil war could lead to sectarian conflict across the Arab Middle East

The war witness
Mon, Feb 20, 2012

The Middle East was Anthony Shadid’s muse

Schoolbus falls in river,4 kids among 6 dead
Sun, Feb 19, 2012

Four children between the ages of eight and 11 were among six killed Saturday when a school bus plunged into the Kalvi river in Aldona village near here.

The Syrian isolation
Mon, Dec 05, 2011

The crisis in Damascus takes a turn for the worse

Tahrir,Part 2
Thu, Nov 24, 2011

Cairo worries if its revolution will get derailed

Spring in their step
Sat, Nov 19, 2011

How Kuwait is different from Egypt,Tunisia,Yemen

Magnet on the Bosphorus
Fri, Nov 11, 2011

The increasing allure of the Turkish model

Tunisia rises
Tue, Nov 01, 2011

After the first elections of the Arab Spring,there is hope and concern

Yemen on the edge
Wed, Oct 19, 2011

Violence erupts again as Saleh desperately holds on

Bend in the road
Thu, Oct 06, 2011

How Formula One has gone global and transformed itself

Breaching the Gulf
Thu, Sep 29, 2011

Is that a whiff of Arab Spring in the Emirates and Saudi Arabia?

This Syrian summer
Tue, Sep 06, 2011

Why it should not be compared to Egypt or Tunisia?

Concert of Faith
Sun, Sep 04, 2011

A visit to Medina during Ramzan reveals the triumph of belief.

Tripoli’s challenge
Wed, Aug 24, 2011

The endgame is on in Libya.

‘Join in mate,this one is on the state’
Sun, Aug 21, 2011

How four days of rioting,and the inexplicable rage of young men and women,bitterly divided London

Lady Luxe and the Desert City
Sat, Aug 20, 2011

Sometime in the mid-1990s,modern Dubai took shape: the once-sleepy emirate became the world’s largest construction site as a dhow-shaped.

Restive in Olympic city
Fri, Aug 12, 2011

Voices on the London street.

The Istanbul gambit
Wed, Aug 03, 2011

How Erdogan marginalised the military?

Good luck Yingluck
Tue, Jul 05, 2011

Could it finally be a phase of stability for Thailand?

Days before secession
Mon, Jun 20, 2011

Troubles don’t cease in divided Sudan.

Eye on Gaza
Sat, Jun 11, 2011

Egypt has opened the Rafah crossing; now it is Israel’s turn.

No funds or passports,Indians stranded in Yemen
Fri, Jun 10, 2011

The helpline hasn’t stopped ringing. The callers almost always have the same question: how can the Indian embassy help them get out of Yemen?

No funds or passports,many Indians stranded in Yemen
Thu, Jun 09, 2011

Embassy sets up helpline,tries to evacuate as many as possible.

In Arab spring,Indian labour warms up to Djibouti
Sun, May 29, 2011

The tiny oasis of calm in Horn of Africa is a new destination for Indian workers

The Paperbackers
Sat, May 21, 2011

A thriller unfolds in Denmark; a historian-witch pores over a palimpsest in Oxford; and something is rotten in Tudor England

Coloured shirts
Fri, May 13, 2011

It’s not clear an election will resolve Thailand’s political divisions

One pizza Rs 9,999
Wed, May 11, 2011

Qube,at the new Leela Palace in Delhi,rustles up India’s most expensive and luxurious pizza.

One pizza,price: Rs 9,999
Wed, May 11, 2011

Qube,at the new Leela Palace in Delhi,rustles up India’s most expensive and luxurious pizza.

One pizza Rs 9,999
Wed, May 11, 2011

Pizza and pomp,these two words have seldom been a couple. Until now. The Qube restaurant at the new Leela Palace in Chanakyapuri has rustled up possibly India’s most expensive dish — a pizza priced at R9,999.

One pizza,price: ‘ 9,999
Wed, May 11, 2011

Qube,at the new Leela Palace in Delhi,rustles up India’s most expensive and luxurious pizza.

Best way to combat terrorism is to attach Pak’s economy to India’s
Tue, May 10, 2011

Award-winning American journalist and writer Steve Coll is the author of best-selling books like Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA.

It is not over
Fri, May 06, 2011

Al-Qaeda franchise grows powerful in Yemen

‘It has been a risky venture. It was,after all,an intrusion into Pakistani territory’
Tue, May 03, 2011

Senior Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid,author of ‘Taliban’,‘Jihad’ and ‘Descent into Chaos’,has extensively covered the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

It Just Isn’t What It Used To Be
Sat, Apr 23, 2011

The Sweet Valley twins are back,older and more complicated