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    Communal care of domestic workers in Middle East

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 20, 2017

    SINCE the 1970s, domestic workers have been migrating to the Middle East for work, often enduring exploitation, abuse, and even human trafficking in the process...

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    Climate change demands an end to excess, greed

    by Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:05am on August 20, 2017

    MAN-MADE climate change, and the interconnected environmental catastrophe more broadly constitute the most urgent crisis facing humanity...

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    EC must take all opposing political parties on board

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    THE statement of the chief election commissioner, KM Nurul Huda, at an electoral dialogue on Thursday that it is not the commission’s duty to ensure the participation of all political parties and the commission would, therefore, not mediate between two major political parties...

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    Workers must get festival allowances before Eid

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    TROUBLE ensues before every Eid over the payment of wages and festival allowance to apparel workers by their employers...

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    Trust the people

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    IRAQ, once the cradle of civilisation, has and continues to experience one of the most horrific violent conflicts in modern history that defies any semblance of civilised humanity. It is hard to imagine the mammoth death and destruction that has been inflicted on the Iraqi people by foreign powers and domestic terrorism...

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    What does this story say about the 70th anniversary?

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    THIS is a true story. I am revisiting it with a purpose so that it collides head on with the nation’s 70th anniversary celebrations. Absolute, undiluted joy on this occasion would require total amnesia of that which accompanied independence: partition. With some of us, these celebrations will always be tempered with Keats’ great dictum...

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    The agony of ‘regime change’ refugees

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    EUROPEAN nations have been thrown into a political crisis by the hundreds of thousands of migrants coming north from the Middle East and Africa...

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    The Barcelona attack

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 19, 2017

    THE Barcelona attack followed a pattern that has developed over nearly three years and stems from the start of the intense US-led air war against ISIS which began back in August 2014...

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    Our fight against fascism

    by Mateo Pimentel | Updated at 12:05am on August 18, 2017

    WHEN editor-in-chief of the Atlantic Jeffrey Goldberg asserted that ‘the struggle in Charlottesville is a struggle within our own civilisation, within Trump’s own civilisation’,...

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    Innocent hearts for peace

    by IA Rehman | Updated at 12:05am on August 18, 2017

    OF all the events organised earlier this week to focus on peace and cooperation between India and Pakistan, perhaps the most moving was an exhibition of letters exchanged between school students of the two countries; all of them offered glimpses of the artless, untutored and selfless love that binds one human being to another as nothing else can...

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