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    Making a friend of the neighbour

    Stanly Johny | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    EVERY government will have to factor in three geopolitical constituents while setting its broader foreign policy trajectory — immediate neighbourhood, extended neighbourhood and great powers. Realistically, an...

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    Turkey, Kurds, and lots of US weapons

    Tom Gallagher | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    TURKEY, a US ally in Syria, attacks another US ally in Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led group of militias whose very existence is anathema to the Turkish government — and the Trump administration does nothing...

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    Climate change: all talk, no action

    Graham Peebles | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    AWARENESS of climate change and the interconnected environmental crisis is growing throughout the world. Protest movements led by Extinction Rebellion and School Strike for Climate increase in number and...

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    Worrying political, patriarchal bias in sexual harassment cell

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    THE demand for a sexual harassment policy in educational institutions was realised in 2009. In a public interest litigation filed by the Bangladesh National Women’s Lawyer Association, the High Court issued...

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    Government must check sources of money of growing fat bank accounts

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 14, 2019

    THE number of bank accounts with more than Tk 10 million in deposit having been almost tripled — by 288.5 per cent, to be precise, to 56,650–76,286 as of March from 19,636 as of March 2009 — in the past one decade suggests...

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    Afghan war turns 18 and no one notices

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    ON THE 18th anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump said on Twitter, ‘… it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers...

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    Nobel committee is doing better

    David Swanson | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    THE committee that awards the Nobel peace prize was right not to give the prize to Greta Thunberg, who deserves the highest prizes available, but not one created to fund the work of abolishing war and militaries. That cause ought to be...

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    Judges and politics

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    ‘ENEMIES of the people’, shrieked the Daily Mail earlier this year when judges ruled that the British government cannot invoke Article 50 of the European Union Treaty without parliament’s sanction. The more recent unanimous ruling of...

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    Trump sets cats among flocks of pigeons

    Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    WHEN Dore Gold, one of the most powerful voices in Israel’s strategic community, raises his hands, skywards, and exclaims ‘today I feel as vulnerable as the Kurds’, who have been abandoned by Donald Trump, one fact can...

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    Iraqi blood is on all of our hands

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on October 13, 2019

    IN A rather macabre instance of déjà vu, Iraq is again coming apart at the seams. Iraqi security forces have killed more than 100 mostly peaceful protestors over the last few weeks, wounding...

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