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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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    Silent economic war in Gulf of Oman

    by Tariq al-Shammari | Updated at 12:05am on August 18, 2017

    THE expansion of Gwadar port in Pakistan is a game-changing venture that would reformulate the economic agenda of the entire region...

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    A dangerous nuclear ignorance

    by Jon Rawski | Updated at 12:05am on August 18, 2017

    MICHAEL Shermer’s recent piece in Scientific American recalls the ‘necessity’ of using atomic weapons against Japan and makes comparison to the current US-North Korea conflict...

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    Impact of 16th amendment to constitution case

    by Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed | Updated at 12:05am on August 18, 2017

    WHILE everyone is talking about the vacuum in the constitution of Bangladesh created after the decision of the Appellate Division made in the case of 16th amendment to the constitution with regards to the procedure that would be suitable to impeach a Supreme Court judge, let us look forward and find the ways out from this cloud of doubt...

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    Malnutrition threat to national development

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

    THAT about 1,722 children under five years of age died in Netrakona in 2015 and that out of 61,589 children born the same year in the district, 1,143 were stillborn, 1,094 had neonatal death and 1,439 died in their infancy, according to the government’s health bulletin,...

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    Govt failures in making Eid-time travel safe

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

    JOURNEY of people leaving for outlying areas from Dhaka or coming back to the capital around Eid-ul-Adha this time may not be pleasant, as it has almost always been, because of rickety roads and highways, having countless potholes and craters along long stretches, as New Age reported on Thursday...

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    Papering over the cracks

    | Updated at 12:05am on August 17, 2017

    THE Iraqi Kurds’ independence referendum, planned for September 25, reflects unresolved disputes over political authority between Baghdad and Erbil...

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