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    Macron’s Syria game

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:05am on April 18, 2018

    THERE is a certain bullishness in French circles these days, even if there was an initial attempt, with the Macron government, to calm matters down....

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    Iraq then, Syria now

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 18, 2018

    ALTERNATIVE advice to a marginal (but an ambitious) nation determined to follow an independent course might be: build a solid self-sufficient economy; lure home your best expatriate talent in IT, engineering, medical research and media....

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    Alternative route key to protecting the Sunderbans

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 18, 2018

    IT IS concerning that the MV Bilash, carrying 775 tonnes of coal, capsized in the River Passur at Mongla near the Sunderbans Saturday night....

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    Govt must stop extrajudicial killing for rule of law

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 18, 2018

    ONE incident of extrajudicial killing, which is almost always sugar-coated, by government officials, as death in ‘gunfight’, ‘crossfire’, and ‘encounter’, every two days in 2018 is gravely concerning when one such death is too many....

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    Voices of the Syrian people

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:05am on April 17, 2018

    THE attack against Syria — this proud and independent country — has just taken place...

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    With or without Nawaz Sharif

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 17, 2018

    NAWAZ Sharif has been here before, most famously in 1999, when his government was overthrown by military dictator Pervez Musharraf and he was charged with attempted murder and the hijacking of a Pakistan International Airlines aeroplane going from Colombo to Karachi....

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    Modi and ‘fake news’

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on April 17, 2018

    ON APRIL 2, India’s minister for information and broadcasting, Smriti Irani, announced measures to curb ‘fake news’....

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    Thumbing noses at constitution and law

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 17, 2018

    It was a sad spectacle to see US brass rubbishing the constitution and trying to silence critics of the US strike on Syria, writes Ray...

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    More efforts needed in railway signal management

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 17, 2018

    IT IS shocking that four rooftop passengers were killed and about 30 people injured as four compartments of a passenger train on the Jamalpur–Dhaka route derailed at Tongi on Sunday....

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    Myanmar mires Rohingya repatriation in false campaign

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 17, 2018

    Myanmar authorities again seem to have launched a false campaign by claiming to have taken back a five-member Rohingya family as part of repatriation process...

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