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    Recognising political and govt failures important

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 14, 2018

    IT IS hardly expected in Bangladesh’s prevalent ruling-class political culture that the incumbents, while presenting the list of their ‘success stories’, would also admit their failures in meeting the public pledges made earlier...

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    Arab ambassadors for Russian interests

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 13, 2018

    THE concept of the ‘Great Geopolitical Game’ is integral to today’s government discourse in Russia. The phrase refers to the foreign policy aim pursued by president Vladimir Putin to once again position his country as a global superpower...

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    A case of Hobson’s choice

    by Colin Todhunter | Updated at 12:05am on January 13, 2018

    ABAYER marketing professional recently stated on Twitter that critics of GMOs deny choice to farmers. It’s a common accusation by the pro-GMO lobby...

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    Jilted lover syndrome

    by Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:05am on January 13, 2018

    IT WAS coming for a long time; yet, we had remained in a state of deep denial....

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    A moment of significance and opportunity for Ethiopia

    by Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:05am on January 13, 2018

    SINCE November 2015 unprecedented protests have been taking place in Ethiopia: angry and frustrated at the widespread abuse of human rights and the centralisation of power in the hands of the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front tens of thousands have taken to the streets...

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    Early plan needed to resolve gas pressure problem

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 13, 2018

    Cold wave sweeping over the country, which has caused great inconvenience to people, especially the poor, for want of warm clothes, inadequate relief supplies and an increased incidence of cold-related diseases, has also come to harm cooking for those who use supply gas...

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    Govt must look into ibtedayi madrassah teachers’ demand

    | Updated at 12:05am on January 13, 2018

    IBTEDAYI, or primary, madrassah teachers, who had sat in in front of the National Press Club in Dhaka for eight days till Monday, have now been on fast-unto-death and they continued with their programme for the third consecutive day on Thursday,...

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    Freedom for Julian Assange!

    by Bill Van Auken | Updated at 12:05am on January 12, 2018

    DECLARING that the conditions facing Julian Assange are ‘untenable’ and ‘unsustainable’, the government of Ecuador has called for third-party mediation to allow the WikiLeaks founder to end his protracted detention without charges in the country’s embassy in London...

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    Iranian crisis is not yet over

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

    WHEN revolutionary regimes stagnate, confusion and chaos reign, and both are palpably true of the Islamic Republic of Iran today...

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    Death at the gate

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

    THE number of visitors passing through the Afghan Peace Volunteers’ (APVs’) Borderfree Nonviolence Community Center in Kabul is incredible...

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