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    Govt needs to pull up law and order from state of disarray

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 15, 2017

    LAW and order is in a state of disarray. The number of petty crimes is alarmingly on the increase, particularly in major cities...

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    China-US: shaping the future

    by Munir Akram | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    THIS century’s future will be largely defined by the relationship between a rising China and a resentful America....

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    Need to investigate torture allegations in Lanka

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    SRI Lanka’s international image has taken a hard hit following the report of continuing torture in the country....

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    Threshold of a nuclear conflict in South Asia

    by Vladimir Platov | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    IN RECENT months, the whole world has witnessed a campaign launched by the United States and its allies in South-East Asia and NATO against the DPRK because of the ‘nuclear threat from the Pyongyang.’...

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    Sexual violence: Rohingya case to ICC

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    AFTER hearing personal accounts of torture and sexual violence from survivors, a senior United Nations official on Sunday vowed to raise the issue of persecution of the Rohingya people in Myanmar with the International Criminal Court (ICC)...

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    Tikrit and Najaf: agony and ecstasy in Iraq

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    NOTHING, absolutely nothing prepares you to revive, on the spot, the memory of what will go down in history as ISIS/Daesh’s most horrid killing field in Iraq or Syria since the death cult stormed across the border in the summer of 2014; the Speicher massacre of June 12, 2014 — when almost 2,000 Iraqi army recruits were assassinated in and nearby a former Saddam Hussein palace on the banks of the Tigris near Tikrit....

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    Govt needs a course correction

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    AN ACUTE shortage of public transport, inside the capital city and in districts bordering Dhaka, on Sunday left hundreds of thousands of people in the lurch....

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    Govt must tell what happens to people who disappear

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 14, 2017

    ENFORCED disappearances coming to be a dominant feature is gravely concerning...

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    News of the revolution

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 13, 2017

    THE first centennial of the Russian Revolution occurred on November 7, 2017 [October 25, according to the Julian calendar, in use at the time]. It shook the whole world and its effects transformed the history of humankind....

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    Rohingya’s plight

    by Omar Waraich | Updated at 12:05am on November 13, 2017

    STANDING by Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar, we watched the refugees slowly cross the thick, lime-green paddy fields....

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