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    Govt must stop harassing political dissenters

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 27, 2018

    IT WAS social activist and photographer of international repute Shahidul Alam first....

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    Erdogan exerts his leverage over the Saudis

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

    PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a skilful politician who knows how to maximise his advantages and this was very much on display in his speech to the Turkish parliament...

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    Long announced, now on our screens

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

    ALMOST two years after the UN first told the world that the war in Yemen was about to cause famine, we are informed that 14 million are at risk of dying from starvation and that the earlier figure of 8 million was an underestimate. The increase is explained by the dramatic collapse of the Yemeni riyal in the last two months...

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    An Indian ‘anti-national’ regulation

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

    by Pulapre BalakrishnanTHE university in India is morphing under external pressure. How it will end up should be a matter of concern for all Indians...

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    Fatima tells her story

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

    THE rhythmic pitter-patter of the rain on the white tarpaulin roof is the only sound to be heard in the camp: no television, no music, no children laughing. The silence is in stark contrast to the noisy streets of Cox’s Bazar, which we passed though on our way here...

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    Bhawal National Park needs to be saved

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

    CONTINUOUS encroachment for human settlements and industries was identified as the main source of threat to the Bhawal National Park...

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    Govt must stop intimidating political parties outside power

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

    THE newly floated political alliance, Jatiya Oikya Front, or the National Unity Front, could finally hold its first rally in Sylhet on Wednesday, as part of a programme to push for a charter of seven demands which includes the restoration of ‘lost democracy’ and ‘people’s right to franchise’...

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    A public and truthful process

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2018

    FOR reconciliation to become a reality in Sri Lanka, no section of society should feel it is being marginalised or ignored. In a recognition of the need for all of society to be engaged, the Office of Missing Persons is about to commence a campaign to generate empathy for victims...

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    The fate of Africa seems irreversible

    Phil Butler | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2018

    HEADLINES this week from western mainstream media paint an Africa-China financial crisis brewing. On the contrary, Chinese and African news reveals a ‘win-win’ financial atmosphere mostly...

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    The war on terror is the reign of terror

    Mary Troy Johnston | Updated at 12:00am on October 25, 2018

    SO, DOES an accidental killing lead to dismemberment of the body and hiding of all the evidence and waiting days before admitting to the killing? If the United States accepts this version of events for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, we are really living in a world of fake news and, worse, a conspiracy against the truth about our relationship with Saudi Arabia...

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