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    Regarding the still pending Kurdish question

    by Viktor Mikhin | Updated at 01:05am on March 17, 2017

    PRESIDENT of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Masoud Barzani, has recently stated that even without the approval of Baghdad, the autonomy shall eventually have to hold a referendum on independence...

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    Is call for independent Kashmir always seditious or illegal?

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 01:05am on March 17, 2017

    THE Supreme Court has long declared that no public service can be denied to anyone who for whatever reason does not produce the Aadhar card. In short, it cannot be made mandatory for any public purpose...

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    Remembering My Lai’s lessons

    by Craig K Comstock | Updated at 01:05am on March 17, 2017

    WHEN presidents have low approval ratings, one way to ‘unify the country’ is to enter a war...

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    Japan expands military operations in Asia

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 01:05am on March 17, 2017

    AS THE Trump administration ramps up its confrontation with North Korea and heightens tensions, especially with China, throughout the region, the Japanese government is significantly extending the activities of its military...

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    Routine drives may keep rickety buses off road

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 17, 2017

    IT IS unfortunate, and concerning, that rickety buses, mostly more than 20 years old, continue to run on the roads in the capital city while the Dhaka South City Corporation along with relevant agencies has been running drives...

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    Police attacks on left march deplorable

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 17, 2017

    THE police attacks on 10 left parties marching to lay siege to the energy ministry on Wednesday yet again provide a pointer to the government’s increased tendency to constrict space for democratic protests especially against its flawed policies and poor performance...

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    Brexit trigger amid calls for Scottish independence vote

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 16, 2017

    PRIME minister Theresa May cleared the final hurdle to triggering Article 50 beginning Britain’s exit from the European Union Monday...

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    The ICC’s ‘new’ crime: powerful states, fear not

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 16, 2017

    IN A world where states very reluctantly — if ever — cede powers to supranational organisations, the ICC has seen 124 states ratify its Rome Statute...

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    The ethics and practicalities of foreign aid

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 16, 2017

    AS A lifelong advocate for development aid for the world’s poor, I am angered by the reported plans of the Trump administration to slash US foreign aid...

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    BCL at it again

    | Updated at 01:05am on March 16, 2017

    THE failure, if not unwillingness, of the government to put unruly Bangladesh Chhatra League activists on a leash continues to take its toll...

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