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    The crime of propaganda

    by Christopher Black | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    THE NATO military alliance is a world encompassing threat. It is now conducting various forms of hybrid warfare against Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and most of Africa...

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    Can Pakistan-India ties be normal?

    by Riaz Mohammad Khan | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    AS people in Pakistan and India celebrate the 70th anniversary of their independence, they should spare a moment for introspection...

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    Is Trump promoting Kim Jong-un’s ‘erratic behaviour’?

    by Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    NORTH Korea has remained a pain in the neck for the free world since the beginning of the Korean crisis in 1945. The cold war is over, but the crisis in the Korean peninsula, and the trumped-up nuclear threats from North Korea to its neighbours, and now even to the United States, are not over...

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    Papering over the cracks

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    THE Iraqi Kurds’ independence referendum, planned for September 25, reflects unresolved disputes over political authority between Baghdad and Erbil...

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    Early, earnest response must to tackle flooding

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    DETERIORATING flood situation, which has already affected millions and caused deaths, warrants an immediate, effective and adequate government response...

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    Time to end Hajj pilgrim mismanagement

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    Hajj pilgrims languishing in the airport for days because of the mismanagement of Hajj agencies and airlines has become a yearly phenomenon without any redress...

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    Pandora’s box in Bangladesh politics

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    THE country’s apparently dormant politics following the success of the ruling party in sending the real political opposition into the wilderness and in its place putting a hand-picked and domesticated political opposition in the parliament has suddenly become alive with the opposition to the ruling party coming from a quarter that it least expected...

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    Transcending Lankan partisan politics

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 16, 2017

    THE Sri Lankan government has put on a bold face on the resignation of foreign minister Ravi Karunanayake by making the argument that it is demonstrating good governance in practice...

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