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    Iraq’s prime ministers come and go, but the stalemate remains

    by Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    AN IRAQI joke says that their country must have the most environmental government in the world since the same political leaders are always recycled, however dismal their past performance and low expectations that they will do any better in future....

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    Continuing preference for 2015 Lanka reform agenda

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    THE parliamentary committee headed by prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that was established to look into the provincial delimitation report has requested that they be given a further two months to submit their recommendations for electoral reform....

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    Will the new left stand up?

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    THE left has a long legacy of being a moral force but not much more....

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    Edward Said: remembering a rootless mahiruha

    by Mohammad Zahidur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    FIFTEEN years ago we lost Edward W Said — a celebrated scholar- in this month....

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    Manufacturing nationalism

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 26, 2018

    OBSERVING the politics of his day many years ago a wit in Britain is said to have remarked ‘Patriotism is the last resort of the scoundrel!’...

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    Blatant violation of human rights in plain sight

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    THE Awami League led government not only failed to realise its electoral pledge to bridge the gap of income inequality, but also blatantly failed to uphold its commitment to human rights charter....

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    Conditions to get loan from PKB must be made easier

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    IT IS unacceptable that since the establishment of state-owned Probashi Kalyan Bank in 2011, it has extended rehabilitation loans only to 161 workers on their return while, according to estimates, at least nine lakh workers came back home over the last seven years....

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    A legacy of the British colonial policy

    ABM Razaul Karim Faquire | Updated at 12:00am on September 25, 2018

    THE Rohingya are the inhabitants of Rakhine state (historically known as Arakan) in Myanmar....

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