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    Origin of Saudi-Qatar spat: what lies in the future

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2017

    THE western media, which was shy of mentioning the Muslim Brotherhood as a threat to the Saudi regime, has now started describing it as a threat to Riyadh quite as potent as Shia Islam. This change is a major fall-out from the Saudi-Qatari spat...

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    The militarisation of culture: a short history

    by Tom Valovic | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2017

    ARE you interested in patterning your dietary and culinary habits after the chefs that serve CIA officers and staff? I’m guessing probably not....

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    A kind of contempt often directed against the poor

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2017

    On June 2, a journalist of Times Now channel that is owned by a Agrawal Jain family from Uttar Pradesh, accosted Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, the mayor of Mumbai...

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    Gaza: life in a septic tank

    by Sarah Algherbawi | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2017

    HIBA al-Ashi has to keep the windows of her apartment closed. It is the only way to avoid the foul odours from the polluted sea....

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    Impeachment of Donald Trump

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 25, 2017

    ‘WHO will rid me of this turbulent priest?’ Henry II’s exclamation was properly understood by his courtiers to be a royal command, and Thomas Becket was murdered....

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    Causing further inflictions on Langadu minority victims

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    THE filing of a case on June 21 against national minority people, who had their houses at Langadu in Rangamati burnt in an arson attack said to have been carried out by the Bengali settlers on June 2, by a local leader of the ruling Awami League on charge of burning houses and shops of the Bengalis is dismaying....

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    Border killing must end in no time

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    IT IS, although shocking, but not surprising that India’s Border Security Force personnel shot at a Bangladeshi young man when they fired into a group of cattle traders in the Ratnai frontiers of Thakurgaon on Thursday....

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    Will the Rohingiyas get justice at all?

    by Amitava Mukherjee | Updated at 12:05am on June 24, 2017

    IT IS now high time for Aung San Suu Kyi, the state counsellor of Myanmar, to opt for real reconciliation in her country....