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    Death penalty: a denial of human rights

    Al Amin Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    DEATH penalty is always a violation of human rights. Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment is protected under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights....

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    Israelis, Palestinians lament deadlock

    Tessa Fox | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    IN SEPTEMBER 1993, people across Israel and Palestinian territories celebrated in newly gained hope that they would have a permanent peace agreement within five years....

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    Pakistan, Iran strengthen centre-oriented trends

    Natalya Zamarayeva | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    The Iranian minister for foreign affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Islamabad in late August 2018 was the first meeting conducted by the new Pakistani leadership headed by the prime minister Imran Khan and high-ranking foreign guests....

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    When law enforcers have no regard for law

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    DEATH continue to lurk in roads and highways, questioning the political will to bring about any change in the transport sector....

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    EC must step back on use of electronic voting machines

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    THE approval of a project on the purchase of 1,50,000 electronic voting machines by the National Economic Council, despite reservations of 87.5 per cent of, or 35 five out of the 40, political parties registered with the Election Commission about the use of the machines in national elections, is worrying on a couple of counts and, is, therefore, unacceptable....

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    Lanka president’s address to highlight reconciliation challenges

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE recent interventions of president Maithripala Sirisena into issues of governance brings out sharp differences of opinion within the government coalition he heads....

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    2+2 is less than the sum of its parts?

    MK Narayanan | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE much heralded 2+2 Dialogue between the US and India finally fructified on September 6....

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    BNP and international pressure that no longer matters

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    SEARCH for political relief at the UN doors shows the crisis of confidence that Bangladeshi politicians have in the national political structure....

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    Shatila refugee camp, 70 years on

    Marika Sosnowski and Darrian Traynor | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE light is dank, sneaking down to ground level in streets barely wide enough for one car, between buildings, which have grown over the seventy years since Lebanon’s Shatila refugee camp was established, from two to six or seven stories....

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    Changing trends of religious vote in Pakistan

    Imran Khalid | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE voting data of 2018 elections in Pakistan have divulged an interesting trend as far as the performance of the religio-political parties is concerned....

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