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    Pakistan, Iran strengthen centre-oriented trends

    Natalya Zamarayeva | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    The Iranian minister for foreign affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif’s visit to Islamabad in late August 2018 was the first meeting conducted by the new Pakistani leadership headed by the prime minister Imran Khan and high-ranking foreign guests....

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    Israelis, Palestinians lament deadlock

    Tessa Fox | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    IN SEPTEMBER 1993, people across Israel and Palestinian territories celebrated in newly gained hope that they would have a permanent peace agreement within five years....

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    Death penalty: a denial of human rights

    Al Amin Rahman | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    DEATH penalty is always a violation of human rights. Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment is protected under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights....

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    The west lied, lies and always will

    Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:00am on September 20, 2018

    I’M SITTING at the splendid building of the Singapore National Library, in a semi-dark room, microfilm inserted into a high-tech machine....

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    Quota system must be rationalised, not abolished

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE committee that the government instituted on July 2 on reforms in the public service recruitment quota — 56 per cent of which is now reserved in various categories and 44 per cent left to be decided on merit — in its report on Monday recommended the abolition of all quotas in the recruitment of Class I and II public servants....

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    Wetland should be retained, restored, preserved

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE appropriation of wetland and the unregulated extraction of water from water bodies have gravely impacted the ecosystem and biodiversity....

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    Changing trends of religious vote in Pakistan

    Imran Khalid | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE voting data of 2018 elections in Pakistan have divulged an interesting trend as far as the performance of the religio-political parties is concerned....

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    Shatila refugee camp, 70 years on

    Marika Sosnowski and Darrian Traynor | Updated at 12:00am on September 19, 2018

    THE light is dank, sneaking down to ground level in streets barely wide enough for one car, between buildings, which have grown over the seventy years since Lebanon’s Shatila refugee camp was established, from two to six or seven stories....

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