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    What is NATO’s new mission in Iraq?

    Salman Rafi Sheikh | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    THE newly launched ‘NATO Mission in Iraq’ has a clear geo-political underpinning to it which aims to disturb the delicate edifice of peace that Russia,...

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    On the brink of Brexit

    Patrick Cockburn  | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    GOVERNMENT, parliament and parts of the media are obsessed by Brexit, almost to the exclusion of all else....

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    Propaganda for the patriarchy

    Rafia Zakaria | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    WHEN the novel first turned up as a literary form, many viewed it with suspicion. The assumption was that the addictive nature of pleasure reading,...

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    Health care in aged population

    | Updated at 12:00am on January 24, 2019

    HEALTH care and healthcare delivery systems will be burdened by the growing aged population and are going to be the next global public health challenge....

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    Why did socialism fail?

    Craig Collins | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    BY THE middle of the 20th century, it appeared that Karl Marx’s conviction that socialism was destined to replace capitalism was becoming reality. In 1956,...

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    Betraying Mountbatten’s spirit

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    IT WAS an illuminating discussion between different factions from across the Irish fault lines at Yale University last month, which may hold useful lessons for...

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    Disability-friendly social system is important

    Mamunur Rashid | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    WE DO not generally think so much about people with physical disabilities. We do not care for their advantage and disadvantage. But people with disabilities...

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    Western media promotes colour revolution in Asia

    Joseph Thomas | Updated at 12:00am on January 23, 2019

    JUST as the US has done across the Arab World and in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia faces political subversion aimed at transforming the region to...

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    Brexit, democracy and the sacred

    Jonathan Rowson | Updated at 09:56pm on January 21, 2019

    There is no way back to anything resembling a united kingdom without some kind of sacrifice, writes Jonathan Rowson THE philosophical heart of Brexit is...

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    Pressure continues for Geneva commitments

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

    IN MARCH, Sri Lanka will report back to the UN Human Rights Council on its implementation of Resolution No 30/1 which it co-sponsored in October...