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    Talks on the sidelines

    Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    FROM the point of view of developments in the ‘game’ of global politics, the most interesting thing about the recent Group of Twenty (G-20) summit, held in Buenos Aires from November 30–December 1, was not so much the forum itself, but the moves made by the main participants on the sidelines of the event....

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    Yemenis: pawns in a cynical game

    Karim El-Gawhary | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    THERE are many different ways to end a war: for example, when a superior party in the conflict forces its political design for the post-war period onto the inferior party...

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    HW Bush’s bitter legacy in the Middle East

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    ANY sobre assessment of late president George HW Bush’s political legacy was drowned last week by the avalanche of hagiography by the mainstream media....

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    A story of a new history of theatre

    Shahman Moishan | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    THE 13th annual theatre festival of the theatre and performance studies department in the University of Dhaka has opened a new horizon in the contemporary cultural history of Bangladesh at it initiated a public theatre project to showcase 18 theatrical performances where students as performers have come from various departments of Dhaka University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology as well as the other colleges and universities....

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    Onus is on Election Commission to stop electoral violence

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    VIOLENCE started stalking the campaign for the general elections posted for December 30 the very day parties began their campaigns after the Election Commission had largely completed the allocation of election symbols....

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    Child labourers left to suffer

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    THE employment of children in the informal sector continue despite repeated government announcement of steps to end it....

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    Income disparity is among leading global trends

    Grete Mautner | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IT’S hardly a secret that there was an abrupt increase in income disparity pretty much all across the globe in the period from 1980 to 2017, as it has been recently confirmed by a report released by World Inequality Lab....

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    A nice little earner – for everyone

    Janet Kursawe | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    FOR over 25 years, Afghanistan has been the world’s main cultivation area of opium poppies and the primary supplier of opium, heroin, morphine and other opiates....