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Shenaz Kermali

Politics

The GCC is expanding its army, but for what?

Is the expanded force designed to defend against Iran or to prevent an Arab Spring in the oil rich Gulf?

Politics

Bahrain's hospital of ghosts

Bahrainis with protest-related injuries are reportedly being kept away from family in a hospital guarded by soldiers.

India

Interview: Mohsin Hamid

Author says Pakistan and India can co-operate against terrorism.

Poverty & Development

An 'oasis' inside Iran's holy city

A Kenyan Muslim reflects on her time at Iran's largest women's seminary.

Arts & Culture

Bollywood stars in their eyes

Star Anupam Kher opens world's first Bollywood acting school outside of India in London.

Politics

Who's afraid of Iran?

Gulf countries find Iran's nuclear programme a disturbing development, analysts say.