DURING a recent visit to Yemen, I
was sitting in a cafe in Sana
when we suddenly experienced a
power outage. I asked the waiter
what happened, and he replied:
"Saleh's men keep attacking the main
power plant in Mareb to disrupt life in
JOHN Maynard Keynes 75 years
ago declared,"The boom, not
the slump, is the right time for
austerity." And he was right.
Even if you have a long-run deficit
problem - and who doesn't? -
slashing spending while the economy
is deeply depressed is a ...
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SHAHID Afridi’s superb all-round
performance helped Pakistan post
an easy 23-run victory over Sri
Lanka in the second and final
Twenty20 international and level
the series 1-1. Sri Lanka were out
for 99 as they collapsed to their
lowest T20 total against Pakistan,
after restricting the tourists to 122-
6 in Hambantota. Man-of-thematch
AN American drone strike in the
frontier tribal areas of Pakistan
killed 10 suspected militants on
Sunday, Pakistani officials said. It
was sixth such strike in two weeks
as the US pushes ahead with its
drone campaign in the face of
Pakistani demands to stop.The
continued attacks emphasise the
importance the US government puts
on the drone campaign.