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    Lanka: a rational approach to counter violence needed

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    THE 10th anniversary of the end of the three decade-long war that pitted the Sri Lankan state against the LTTE passed by uneventfully and without...

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    Tongue-tied Arabs

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    It is one of the most important Semitic world languages. One of the six official languages of the UN. The language of Ibn Arabis –...

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    And who qualifies as a freedom fighter?

    Afsan Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    THE recent decision of the Supreme Court that lifted the bar on someone being considered too young to be designated a freedom fighter makes sense...

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    The head that wears the crown

    by Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    WHOEVER wins the Indian elections on Thursday is destined to face the economic and political challenges with roots stretching from the bubbling Iran-US military stand-off...

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    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 22, 2019

    However sweet and beautiful and economically emerging country may we depict our homeland, we cannot blink at the fact that many people of Bangladesh are...

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    The task of restoring democracy

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    Civil society has a big role to play in restoring institutions that form the bulwark of democracy, writes GN Devy ON APRIL 24, an ultra-right...

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    Did we forget dancing devils of Guantanamo?

    by Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    HAS the evil icon faded away from human memory? Perhaps not! The evil has always enjoyed a short expiration date in our memory bins. Not...

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    Fight for inclusive Afghan peace

    | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    In his short life, he had developed a clear vision of what peace looked like – from the bottom up, working for the people, and...

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    Contesting impunity and preventing mass atrocities

    by Meghna Guhathakurta | Updated at 12:00am on May 21, 2019

    HOW can we further our police investigation? ‘Unless a disappeared can appear as a witness to her own disappearance,’ says the conclusion of the police...

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    Language and society

    by Anjum Altaf | Updated at 12:00am on May 20, 2019

    THERE is something intriguing about the use of script and language in Pakistan that is crying out for an explanation. My observations of the phenomenon...

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