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    The story of the Red Sea islands

    by Maged Mandour | Updated at 09:55pm on February 16, 2017

    IN APRIL 2016, an agreement was reached between Egypt and Saudi Arabia to transfer two islands in the Red Sea from Egyptian to Saudi sovereignty...

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    Trump caves on Flynn’s resignation

    | Updated at 09:55pm on February 16, 2017

    THE neocon-dominated US foreign policy establishment won an important victory in forcing the resignation of president Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn over a flimsy complaint that he had talked to the Russian ambassador during the transition....

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    Plight of child domestic workers

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 16, 2017

    WHENEVER we hear the instances of violence against child domestic workers, we constantly express our deep concerns; be it the case of a nine-year old girl in Khulna who was allegedly beaten by her employers and kept underfed in 2011 or the incident of 12-year-old Purnima who was set ablaze by her employers in Rangpur and then left to die in a warehouse in 2013...

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    Russia, China explore new horizons

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 16, 2017

    ONE of the most important aspects of economic partnership between states is cooperation in such areas as transport and logistics...

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    Welfare fund should remain for migrant workers

    | Updated at 09:50pm on February 16, 2017

    THE government decision to allow benefits of the Wage Earners’ Welfare Fund even for well-to-do Bangladeshi diaspora has raised questions about its commitment to the welfare of the poor migrant workers who have been the only contributors of the welfare fund since its inception in 1990...

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    A deplorable DAP review committee action

    | Updated at 09:45pm on February 16, 2017

    THE cabinet committee on the review of the detailed area plan of the capital Dhaka, notified in 2010, leaving more than 3,000 complaints unattended, as New Age reported on Wednesday, even after it has, so far, met eight times is both unjustified and deplorable...

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    Amnesty International stokes Syrian war

    by Rick Sterling | Updated at 10:45pm on February 15, 2017

    AMNESTY International has done some good investigations and reports over the years, which has won the group widespread support...

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    Going back to an alliance that can win elections

    | Updated at 10:45pm on February 15, 2017

    THE government has been dogged by negative public opinion on its failure to tackle what it promised during its election campaigns of two years ago...

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    Refugees are losing hope

    by Dima Zayat | Updated at 10:40pm on February 15, 2017

    IMET Mohammad in a camp called cold river. ‘This isn’t us’, he told me. I looked around at his home, a dilapidated shed in the half-century old refugee camp...

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    Problem with TI’s Corruption Perceptions Index

    | Updated at 10:40pm on February 15, 2017

    TRANSPARENCY International puts out what it calls the ‘Corruption Perceptions Index.’ It is an annual index it claims ‘has been widely credited with putting the issue of corruption on the international policy agenda.’..

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