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    ‘The tide will turn’

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    On PEN International’s ‘Day of the Imprisoned Writer’, Arundhati Roy writes to jailed photographer Shahidul Alam saying that his arrest ‘is an attack not on...

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    A question of writ

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 16, 2018

    The Sabarimala and Asia Bibi cases put the spotlight on how institutions adhere to constitutional principles, writes Sanjay Hegde ON THE streets of India and...

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    The one-eyed election authorities and a festive violation

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    THE Election Commission on November 10 issued orders for the law enforcement agencies not to allow political parties and alliances to hold rallies and marches before the next general elections, then scheduled for December 23 and now posted for December 30....

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    Women politicians’ demand cannot be dispensed with

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    The under-representation of women in the policy-making bodies of political parties — especially the two major parties, the ruling Awami League and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party — is a pointer to how patriarchy still dominates the parties....

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    See Sri Lanka’s national crisis for what it is

    Ahilan Kadirgamar  | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    OVER the past fortnight, Sri Lanka has witnessed an escalating political crisis, with a standoff between president Maithripala Sirisena and the parliament....

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    Globalists take it all – life, liberty, God, and future

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    THE big push is on to convert Greece into a bastion of liberal democracy and godlessness. At least this is what the latest news from Athens presages....

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    Unwrapping Armageddon

    Conn Hallinan | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    THE decision by the Trump administration to withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Force Agreement appears to be part of a broader strategy aimed at unwinding over 50 years of agreements to control and limit nuclear weapons, returning to an era characterised by the unbridled development weapons of mass destruction....

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    Rajapaksa’s return

    Mahir Ali | Updated at 12:00am on November 15, 2018

    APAIR of prime ministers, an embattled president, and a brewing constitutional crisis: the scenario that has been unfolding in one of Asia’s oldest democracies over the past three weeks occasions a mixture of fascination and alarm....

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    What now?

    Andrew Levine | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    THE good news is that Democrats will take over the House of Representatives and hold onto or take back governorships in the upper Midwest and elsewhere....

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    Judicial sovereignty needed to safeguard national sovereignty

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on November 14, 2018

    SEVERAL political parties and civic groups are to file appeals to the Supreme Court against the dissolution of parliament by president Maithripala Sirisena....

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