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    A sign of crisis

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 10, 2018

    ON September 29, the Central Bank of Egypt released statistics showing the country’s total foreign debt had risen 41 per cent, to $79 billion, in a single year...

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    Connection capitalism and non-partisan politics can’t go together

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 10, 2018

    THAT the nature of our capitalism is connection-, not production-, based is more or less accepted. Many join political parties just to make money and some even switch parties to make more...

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    Mining history written in blood

    by Seth Sandronsky | Updated at 12:05am on January 10, 2018

    DOMESTIC coal mining history above and below ground lives on the pages of Written in Blood: Courage and Corruption in the Appalachian War of Extraction edited by Wess Harris (PM Press, 2017)...

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    Pak-India relations

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on January 10, 2018

    WHAT can one realistically expect for Pak-India relations in 2018? A repeat of a barren 2017? Or a teasing show of progress through predictably wasteful talks? It is some comfort that the countries’ national security advisers met in Bangkok on December 27....

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    Can world be living off US, or is it the other way around?

    by Martin Berger | Updated at 12:05am on January 10, 2018

    TIME and time again US president Trump would blame the rest of the world for his own incompetence, repeating consistently that the United States assists the rest of the world in a number of different ways, therefore he believes that everyone should listen to Washington’s instructions and follow them without demur...

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    Cruelty against children must end

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 10, 2018

    THAT 3,845 children became victims of oppression and violence and — 1,710 of them were victims of different types of unnatural death while 890 faced sexual violence — 28 children were killed and 49 fell victim to rape, on an average,...

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    Police demand for impunity, changes in law atrocious

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 10, 2018

    THE police again put forth the demand for immunity from prosecution for acts of torture by police officers by way of making flexible the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act 2013...

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    Turning #metoo into a movement for gender justice

    by Sonali Kolhatkar | Updated at 12:26am on January 09, 2018

    THE #MeToo phenomenon was one of the most important social and political moments of 2017...

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    Four decades of science movement in Bangladesh

    by Amanul Islam | Updated at 12:19am on January 09, 2018

    WHY scientific values and reasoning are not spreading in our society? — this question automatically comes to mind while mapping the science movement of the country...

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    What will happen to minorities in Syria and Iraq

    by Yousif Kalian | Updated at 12:17am on January 09, 2018

    SINCE the Syrian regime, Syrian Democratic Forces, and US-coalition airstrikes have driven ISIS out from its several strongholds, the heyday of the so-called caliphate is nearing its end...

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