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    Trump’s Syria pull-out helps ISIS attack abroad

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 08:43pm on November 26, 2019

    IT ALL seemed clear on October 6, at least to Donald Trump: ISIS had been defeated; he could ‘bring the boys home’ from Syria. Only a few weeks later, however, his own Defence Intelligence Agency is...

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    The lies about Assange must stop now

    John Pilger | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    NEWSPAPERS and other media in the United States and Britain have recently declared a passion for freedom of speech, especially their right to publish freely. They are worried by...

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    Seen Birnam Wood moving?

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    HOW can we tell that Birnam Wood is moving on prime minister Narendra Modi, to lift a metaphor from William Shakespeare? The signs are there. Start with his foreign forays. Modi’s closest Israeli buddy, once an invincible prime minister...

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    Resettlement without economic rehabilitation won’t work

    Md Aftab Alam | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    ON OCTOBER 5, I visited my friends at Mohammadpur. When I visit Mohammadpur, I make sure to pay a visit to Mama Biriyani, one of the shops inside Geneva Camp which I discovered during my master’s thesis...

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    Not everything in fine fettle in Election Commission

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    NOT everything appears to be in a fine fettle in the Election Commission as one commissioner has said, as New Age reported on Tuesday, that some internal irregularities have called the commission into...

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    Air pollution may become public health emergency

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 27, 2019

    GREEN campaigners and civic groups have for long expressed concern about Dhaka’s air quality, but successive governments have paid little attention to the deteriorating situation. Dhaka’s air quality has...

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    Bearing witness to the costs of war

    Andrea Mazzarino | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2019

    THERE is some incongruity between my role as an editor of a book about the costs of US wars and my identity as a military spouse. I’m deeply disturbed at the scale of human suffering caused by...

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    Hunger games: food abundance and twisted truths

    Colin Todhunter | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2019

    THE world already produces enough food to feed 10 million people but over two billion are experiencing micronutrient deficiencies (of which 821 million were classed as chronically undernourished in 2018). However...

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    Can only punishment stop child rape?

    Monira Nazmi Jahan | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2019

    ‘THE true character of society is revealed in how it treats its children’, correctly said by Nelson Mandela. In 2018, Bangladesh has successfully taken a step towards becoming...

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    The bridge that spans the world

    Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on November 26, 2019

    THE Belt and Road Initiative, also called the New Silk Road, is based on a 2,100-year-old trade route between the Middle East and Eastern Asia, called the Silk Road. It wound its ways across the huge...