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    A murder in Aleppo

    by Robert Fisk | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    THE Syrian government has been advertising its victories of late....

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    Killing SAARC

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    ‘IT is not the Soviet Union, or indeed any other big power, who need the UN for their protection; it is all the others....

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    Suspense surrounds Idlib endgame

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    THE Byzantine and Roman sites of Ebla and Idlib, in North West Syria, may well be reduced to dust if an explosion occurs on a scale, many expect....

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    Why US seeks to hem in Russia, China and Iran

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    THE Trump administration has brought US foreign policy to the brink of crisis, if it has not already tipped into one....

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    Cancer needs to be fought adequately

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    WITH 1.5 lakh people being affected by cancer every year in Bangladesh and about 1.08 lakh dying of the disease, there are reasons to treat cancer as a major public health threat....

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    Govt should review new apparel sector minimum wage

    | Updated at 12:00am on September 16, 2018

    LEADERS of the apparel sector trade unions not being happy about, and thereby rejecting, Tk 8,000 in minimum monthly wage,...

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    A welcome proposal for law against sexual abuse at work

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    SEXUAL harassment at work has come to be perceived as a growing problem as female participation in the labour force has increased, more in the industrial sector, although such incidents remain either unreported or under-reported for various social reasons....

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    Relief supplies, rehabilitation, needed for flood victims

    | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    MAJOR rivers rapidly swelled in the past two days, as New Age reported on Friday, inundating low-lying areas in the north, north-east and the central region after heavy rains...

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    Nord Stream 2 and trans-Atlantic politics

    Imran Khalid | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    THE relation between Germany and Russia is passing through a very interesting phase; on the one hand, Germany is upset with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its policy of intervention in the Baltic region while at the same time, it is eager to quickly complete the Nord Steam 2 gas pipeline that will carry natural gas from fields in Russia to the EU network at Germany’s Baltic coast....

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    Putin’s wargame: behind the smoke

    Paul Rogers | Updated at 12:05am on September 15, 2018

    RUSSIA’S massive Vostok-2018 military exercises in 11–17 September are receiving much attention in the western media, all too easily conjuring a spectre of the Russian bear once again ready to pounce on a weakened west. The involvement of neighbouring China adds an extra frisson....

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