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    Thief of Baghdad: an investigative report

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    THERE is an evil in the mist that has enveloped the air around Helsinki. Something ominous is going on, across our planet… from Baghdad to...

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    Seats around the Afghan round table

    Rakesh Sood | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    India must shed its diplomatic diffidence as a stakeholder, even with the Taliban’s presence, writes Rakesh Sood ONE year ago, on New Year’s Day, the...

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    Civil-military relations in Pakistan

    Ashraf Jehangir Qazi | Updated at 12:00am on January 19, 2019

    THE PTI-led government faces many challenges. One it does not acknowledge is that of civil-military relations. Yet, in a constitutional democracy, if civil-military relations are...

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    Commission must be empowered to conserve rivers

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    GOVERNMENT agencies not complying with the recommendations that the National River Conservation Commission has made for the reclamation of rivers that flow through 49 districts and the canals connected to them is worrying....

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    Efforts needed to stem tide of human trafficking

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    It is shocking that at least 6,758 human traffickers were arrested but only 29 of them were convicted, according to the Police Headquarters’ Human Trafficking Cell, leaving trafficking victims and their families disappointed, without remedy and compensation....

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    Muslim, Islamic, Indian, or all of the above

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    AT THE base of all of Pakistan’s current problems, both domestic and foreign, lies its inability to define its identity....

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    Bangladesh up on global terrorism index

    by Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    AN AUSTRALIAN outfit, Centre for Peace and Economic Studies, has stated that Bangladesh has gone up four positions in the global terrorism index, according to its ranking....

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    Frills and thrills of elections

    by Konka Karim | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    NATIONAL elections are essentially a celebration of representative democracy, reinforcing the people’s constitutional right to elect candidates who they deem most capable of upholding the collective mandate in the legislature and the government....

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    Young Tunisians see red

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    Inspired by France’s ‘gilets jaunes’, the Tunisian ‘red vest’ movement reflects the widespread discontent in the North African country, where protests against spiralling living costs,...

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    Europe’s strategic humanitarian aid

    by Paul Cochrane | Updated at 12:00am on January 18, 2019

    THE Syrian conflict will soon be into its ninth year, and the Yemen conflict into its fifth year....

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