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    War, lies and failure

    Zahid Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2019

    IT WAS an unwinnable conflict but lies covered the failure. For almost two decades, the American people have been misled by their leaders over a war that has gone wrong. The US went into Afghanistan in...

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    Winning Middle East media war at any cost

    Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2019

    IT IS hardly surprising to see Middle Eastern countries at the bottom of the World Press Freedom Index, as the worst violators of freedom of the press. But equally alarming is the...

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    Public universities must stop offering evening courses

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2019

    THE University Grants Commission leaving instructions for public universities to stop offering evening courses is welcome. Students, teachers and educationalists have for long demanded that such courses...

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    Government must probe allegations over political dissent

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2019

    THE Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Wednesday came up with some allegations that the government needs to investigate in the furtherance of the rule of law and in the interest of a healthy political culture. The party, which...

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    Progress towards universal health coverage

    Samir Kumar Saha | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2019

    WITH the health sector still remaining in the doldrums, Bangladesh, along with other countries, celebrates Universal Health Coverage Day today. The day is promoted by...

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    Imperialism’s limits exposed

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2019

    US IMPERIALISM’S Afghanistan war reveals imperialism’s limits. It is, as Mao said decades ago, a paper tiger. The war is the evidence. The just published...

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    I knew Afghan war was a lie

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2019

    NIGHTMARES still haunt me. Sometimes it’s the standard stuff associated with classic post-traumatic stress disorder: flashbacks of horrible attacks and images of my mutilated troopers....

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    Rules, guidelines must on officials’ foreign trips

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2019

    INJUDICIOUS spending of public money on foreign trips of officials has become a regular phenomenon. There has been widespread criticism of such foreign trips, which...

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    All should impose sanctions on Amit Shah over citizenship bill

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2019

    THE US Commission on International Religious Freedom, a bipartisan agency that makes foreign policy recommendations to US leadership, has urged sanctions against India’s home minister...

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    The Kurds: pariah people in 21st century

    Veysi Dag | Updated at 12:00am on December 11, 2019

    AFTER a phone call with the Turkish president, the American president, made an abrupt decision and ordered the withdrawal of US troops from North Syria and cleared the way for the...

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