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    Uprooted from Syria, stranded in Gaza

    by Isra Saleh el-Namey | Updated at 01:58am on November 15, 2016

    NASSAR al-Adeeni has vivid memories of how an uprising began in Syria more than five years ago. At least 15 children were captured and tortured in Deraa, the city where he lived, after graffiti, critical of the Damascus government was found on a school wall...

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    Donald Trump’s win: an analysis

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 01:55am on November 15, 2016

    AGAINST all the predictions of the pundits, pollsters and polling groups, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. Well except one, that is from my alma mater — University of Southern California, Los Angeles...

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    Support of people can’t be taken for granted by their leaders

    | Updated at 01:48am on November 15, 2016

    The lesson that the Sri Lanka government can learn from Brexit and now from the Trump victory is that the people’s vote cannot be taken for granted. One of the great strengths of the present government is that it is an alliance consisted of the two largest political parties, which can ensure it a two-thirds majority in parliament, writes Jehan Perera..

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    No more apathy to migration cost provision violation

    | Updated at 11:38pm on November 13, 2016

    THE allegation that outbound female workers, especially those recruited by Saudi Arab, Jordan and other Arab countries for housemaid jobs, have to pay up to Tk 30,000 each, although the migration is supposed to be free, is, indeed, unfortunate...

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    Threats that the Walled City of Bhitargarh faces

    | Updated at 11:30pm on November 13, 2016

    THE Walled City of Bhitargarh in Panchagarh, discovered in 2008 and believed to be the country’s largest archaeological site spanning an area of 25 square kilometres, comes to be considered a place of great importance not only in view of the history of Bangladesh but also the history of South Asia...

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    Should we worry about ‘Doing Business’ ranking?

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 11:29pm on November 13, 2016

    THE World Bank has recently published its high-profile Doing Business Report 2017 with the theme ‘Equal Opportunity for All’. Bangladesh ranked 176th among 190 economies, below civil war-ravaged Iraq and Syria! Bangladesh even slipped two places from 174 in the 2016 ranking; and it is three places below the 2015 ranking...

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    The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 11:16pm on November 13, 2016

    HISTORY was evolving. Political developments, though a little less clear to many at that time, were moving at a rapid pace. Pakistan’s central ruling machine had not been predominantly political since October 1958...

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    Ceasefire pact

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 11:05pm on November 13, 2016

    THE continuous exchange of fire across the line of control in Kashmir and the working boundary between the armed forces of India and Pakistan has gone on for weeks without an end in sight. But end it must...

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    Where the Democrats go from here

    by Bernie Sanders | Updated at 11:02pm on November 13, 2016

    MILLIONS of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly supported Hillary Clinton...

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    A plea for irrelevant education

    by Sam Ben-Meir | Updated at 10:54pm on November 13, 2016

    DUE to the pressures of popular demand for relevance in education, we have lost sight of the purpose for which true education exists. I would like to make a plea for irrelevant education...