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    Why a Nobel nomination is utterly meaningless

    Magnus Nome | Updated at 12:00am on October 11, 2019

    We frequently encounter the honorific Nobel prize nominee, almost always referring to the peace prize. But what does it really signify? Magnus Nome asks WHAT...

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    Cash crisis at United Nations

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on October 11, 2019

    IT REMAINS one of the more unusual arrangements in terms of funding. Like a club filled with members of erratic disposition, the United Nations can...

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    Sweden’s Nobel craze

    Vladimir Odintsov | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    AS THE announcement of Nobel prize laureates approached, aspiring Swedes seeking the big prize faced a major mental meltdown. It’s not surprising, as over the...

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    Betrayal is American foreign policy

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    FIRST, the (mostly) good news: president Trump appears poised, finally, to end the US military mission in northeast Syria. The move would constitute the first...

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    Mortal fear of intellectuals

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    AMARTYA Sen’s interview in The New Yorker and Sudheendra Kulkarni’s debunking of Hindutva’s anti-Nehru chants on Kashmir, published on NDTV’s web site in the past...

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    Iraq is in revolt

    Patrick Cockburn | Updated at 12:00am on October 10, 2019

    Iraq is poised at a turning point in its modern history as its people wait to see if the government curfew and close down of...

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    A move from oil to soil to solve climate crisis

    | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    While using 75 per cent of the total land that is being used for agriculture, industrial agriculture based on fossil fuel-intensive, chemical-intensive monocultures produce only...

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    Gulf balances on edge of war and peace

    by James M Dorsey | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    WITH war and peace hanging in the balance, tensions in the Gulf are running hot and cold. Saudi and Iranian leaders are this week walking...

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    Afghan peace: triangular mistrust

    by A Rauf K Khattak | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    THE end of the ninth round of talks in Doha was a pregnant moment when, for the first time, both sides announced that the 19-year-long...

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    Prime minister’s official visit to New Delhi

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on October 09, 2019

    THE prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s just-concluded visit to New Delhi was an official visit unlike her two previous bilateral visits, one in 2010 and another...

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