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    Un-spinning China’s yarn of destabilisation

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 17, 2019

    For 17 years, Gitmo prisoners have been held and tortured without trial in total violation of the international law. At the end of the day, ‘human rights’ is a weapon to manipulate credulous liberals into supporting...

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    A curious case of standards testing incapabilities

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    THE High Court’s order of Sunday for the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution to have pasteurised milk of 14 brands tested in four government laboratories in a week and to submit the reports to the court at the...

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    Govt must stop railway accidents

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    LACK of people’s awareness and the poor maintenance of level crossings and railway bridges by the authorities concerned contributed to an increase in railway accidents, which claimed...

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    The UN’s free speech problem

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    ANYONE willing to consult the international law book on the subject of free speech will find it heavy with protections for free speech. The UN Declaration of Human Rights features, in its preamble, the ideal that...

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    Israel’s involvement in Libya’s civil war

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    SINCE mid-2014, Libya has been mired in civil war, pitting the UN-recognised Government of National Accord in Tripoli against a rival administration in Tobruk, the House of Representatives, which is allied with...

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    Lanka president has a better option

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    ONCE again the issue of the long postponed provincial council elections are coming into national focus. The problem, however, is that the focus is not on improving systems of governance as it should be, but on the...

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    Humane security in Afghanistan

    Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh | Updated at 12:00am on July 16, 2019

    A FORMER Taliban envoy taught me a valuable lesson one day. As we sat in an academic institution in a European capital, he told me his story, or perhaps it was somebody else’s story, but it was representative of the...

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    They call this ‘stability’

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    NOW that ‘Naya Pakistan’ has been thrown into the dustbin of a very short-lived history, and the tabdeeli they promised has only been manifest in the form of greater inflation, a shattered rupee, draconian laws...

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    Why access to officials is so important for reporters

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    THE [Indian] finance ministry has decided not to let journalists, even those with Press Information Bureau accredited cards, enter its premises without prior appointment. The ministry has benevolently arranged an ‘air-conditioned waiting...

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    A downward spiral

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 15, 2019

    2017: Daphne Caruana Galizia, a journalist investigating endemic corruption in Malta, was murdered by a car bomb. Journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot in India. Javier Valdez and Miroslava Breach Velducea were shot...

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