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    Greater Middle East project of chaos

    Roger D Harris | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    DESTINATION Afghanistan was known as the big easy back in the halcyon days of the late 1960s. Hippies from throughout the affluent West hitchhiked to the capital, Kabul, where crash pads and hashish were...

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    From middle of world to end of world

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    AS ITS very name suggests, Ecuador is geographically located in the middle of the world. And now, from all appearances, neoliberalism has decided to carry out its end-of-the-world maneuvers in this country. That is perhaps the...

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    Cases of sedition

    AG Noorani | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    THAT sedition finds a place as a criminal offence on India’s statute book is a testimony to its rulers’ moral blindness and constitutional illiteracy. It was abolished in Britain in 2009. Only recently, a sedition case was filed in...

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    Imran visits China, Xi visits India

    Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    VIEWED from the perspective of analysing the situation in South Asia, two noteworthy events took place in the first half of October of this year. We are referring here to the visit of...

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    Flawed decision leave citizens suffering

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    THE government in 2011 divided the Dhaka City Corporation into two entities to provide better services for citizens. In 2016, new areas were brought under the jurisdiction of the Dhaka North and the...

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    A moment of truth and moral responsibility that it entails

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 21, 2019

    THE president of the Workers’ Party, Rashed Khan Menon, who became a member of parliament having contested the December 2018 national elections with the symbol of boat of the Awami League, has said that he...

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    Saudi Arabia is opening its doors

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is opening up to the world. It used to be absolutely impossible to get a visa to enter, unless you were a religious pilgrim (therefore officially a Muslim), NATO military personnel, or a businessman or...

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    Hateful extremism and the radical right

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    THIS month, the Commission for Countering Extremism published the findings from its public consultation. Seeking to better understand what extremism is, how it finds form, and most importantly what can be done about...

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    Challenges for writers and editors

    Gazi Mizanur Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    IT IS sometimes difficult to express to the public what people actually feel. This may be because of the fear that what writers want to say may not be accepted by a group of readers and the...

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    Lesson for Muslims coping with Ayodhya

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 20, 2019

    SHOULD the Supreme Court verdict enable the building of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Muslim fears about the security of mosques in Kashi and the Idgah in Mathura would appear to have been taken care of by...

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