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    Govt must attend to migrant worker rights issues

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 11, 2019

    THE deportation of migrant workers from Saudi Arabia, which has been making the headlines for some time now, has remained worrying but the government seems...

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    Public Works Department must steer clear of corruption

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 11, 2019

    THE public works and housing ministry and the Public Works Department being reported to have been mired in serious corruption and irregularities, as New Age...

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    Sweden’s Nobel craze

    Vladimir Odintsov | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    AS THE announcement of Nobel prize laureates approached, aspiring Swedes seeking the big prize faced a major mental meltdown. It’s not surprising, as over the last hundred years this country has no more than...

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    Betrayal is American foreign policy

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    FIRST, the (mostly) good news: president Trump appears poised, finally, to end the US military mission in northeast Syria. The move would constitute the first actual follow-through on the promises of candidate Trump to...

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    Mortal fear of intellectuals

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    AMARTYA Sen’s interview in The New Yorker and Sudheendra Kulkarni’s debunking of Hindutva’s anti-Nehru chants on Kashmir, published on NDTV’s web site in the past week, should help...

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    Iraq is in revolt

    Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    Iraq is poised at a turning point in its modern history as its people wait to see if the government curfew and close down of the internet will end the ongoing demonstrations. I am staying in the Baghdad Hotel, off Sadoon Street in...

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    Soil fertility must be priority policy concern

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    THE agricultural economy has slowly started to manifest the negative impact of short-sighted, ecologically-insensitive policies. The introduction of high-yield seeds, mechanised ploughing and irrigation...

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    Mindless power plant plans must not proceed

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    THE government’s allowing the establishment of power plants, on its own or by way of permission given to others, in environmentally critical areas appears to be mindless in view of the harm that they could cause to...

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    A move from oil to soil to solve climate crisis

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    While using 75 per cent of the total land that is being used for agriculture, industrial agriculture based on fossil fuel-intensive, chemical-intensive monocultures produce only...

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    Gulf balances on edge of war and peace

    by James M Dorsey | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    WITH war and peace hanging in the balance, tensions in the Gulf are running hot and cold. Saudi and Iranian leaders are this week walking...

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