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    What exactly is the Democratic Unionist Party?

    by Seth Ferris | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    Following Theresa May’s loss of majority, the Democratic Unionist Party from Northern Ireland has suddenly come to international prominence....

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    Happy birthday, Professor!

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    SERAJUL Islam Choudhury, or SIC as he is known to his students and colleagues, was my teacher when we were students of English at the...

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    The details: surviving the war in Yemen

    by Bonyan Jamall | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    IT IS the details that kill you. It is the details that really get to you: a simple gesture, a sarcastic smile, a shadow of...

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    Making microfinance relevant to poor again

    by Moin Qazi | Updated at 12:05am on June 23, 2017

    FINANCIAL services are like clean water and electricity — they are essential to leading a better life....

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    Trump torpedoes Europe’s far right

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    The Trump affliction seemingly has no boundaries. Establishment neoliberals that show affection for Trump, like PM Theresa May of the UK, plummet in popularity, same...

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    Third American-Afghan war?

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    THE decision by the Trump administration to bolster the presence of US troops in Afghanistan raises questions about America’s getting into the third phase of...

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    Behind Saudi-Qatari spat and fragmentation of GCC

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    THE June 5 decision by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates and their allies and proxies — Egypt, Bahrain, the Maldives, Mauritania and rival...

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    Disengaging with Cuba

    by Mel Gurtov | Updated at 12:05am on June 22, 2017

    PRESIDENT Obama’s engagement with Cuba was one of his administration’s success stories. The policy shift was based on the entirely realistic as well as humanitarian...

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    New playground for non-state actors

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    HIDDEN terror was, till now, believed to be confined mainly to the less developed regions of the world — the 9/11 attack in the US...

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    Forever in transit

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 21, 2017

    TURKEY is one of the most important transit nations for refugee flows en route to Europe. At the same time, Turkey has itself become a...

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