Opinion

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    India, Pakistan and China increase nuclear arsenal size

    by Abdus Sattar Ghazali | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2019

    AT THE start of 2019, the United States, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea had a total of some 13,865 nuclear...

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    Marta Harnecker, the fighter

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2019

    COMRADE Marta Harnecker died on June 15, 2019, of cancer in Canada. A relentless fighter, comrade Marta Harnecker (1937–2019) made valuable contributions to the areas...

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    Democracy faces a global crisis

    | Updated at 12:00am on June 20, 2019

    Democracy does not just arrive like a prize when a country achieves a certain level of GDP, writes John Feffer IF YOU are a supporter...

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    The coming show trial of Assange

    Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:05am on June 19, 2019

    ON FRIDAY morning I was in a small courtroom at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London. Julian Assange, held in Belmarsh Prison and dressed in a...

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    Britain’s ethnic minorities face more violence

    Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:05am on June 19, 2019

    PICTURES of Daniel Ezzedine show him to be a fresh-faced 17-year-old with a warm cheerful smile. His parents are Lebanese but he was brought up...

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    Like the weather in Manchester

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on June 19, 2019

    THE weather at Old Trafford so resembled Pakistan-India ties, unpredictable and terrifying with looming stretches of grey. But short spells of sparkling sunshine seemed assured...

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    Of scams, corruption and fortunes in banking

    Nitai C Nag | Updated at 12:05am on June 19, 2019

    RESEARCH findings reveal that people connected with the financial sector almost all over the world made fortunes disproportionately more than any other social class in...

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    Alias anything you please

    John Kendall Hawkins | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    Like some latter day Prufrock, I have measured out my life in Dylan tunes. Fifty years of one more cup of coffee. That’s a lot...

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    Lanka cardinal’s prayer and the politicians’ response

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    CARDINAL Malcolm Ranjith expressed the sentiments that are with most Sri Lankans today irrespective of their ethnicity or religion. At the reopening of St Anthony’s...

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    Shaky building blocks

    Shailaja Menon | Updated at 12:00am on June 18, 2019

    MANY children in elementary classrooms across India cannot read and write proficiently, as demonstrated on an annual basis by the annual status of education reports....

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