Opinion

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    Status of international labour standards in Bangladesh

    by Muhammod Shaheen Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 14, 2017

    THE landscape of labour jurisprudence in Bangladesh is wide enough to gauge the conditions of workers through the lens of core international labour standards...

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    Will Lebanon be ‘handed over’ to ISIS?

    by Andre Vltchek | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    NOW that the Syrian armed forces have liberated Palmyra, pPresident al Assad has thanked Vladimir Putin and the Russian people for the substantial support they...

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    More women at Lankan universities in spaces dominated by men

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    IN SRI Lanka, women are more educated than men. This has been a growing trend, most stark in higher education...

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    Social reaction bares its teeth

    by Alex Lantier | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    YESTERDAY, French President-elect Emmanuel Macron’s Republic on the March (REM) movement unveiled a list of most of its candidates for the legislative elections of June...

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    The demise of diplomacy

    by Vijay Prashad | Updated at 12:05am on May 13, 2017

    UNITED States secretary of state Rex Tillerson is the leading diplomat of the US government. Tillerson, who was previously the head of Exxon, leads a...

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    Constitutional Rubicon of an Assange prosecution

    by Elizabeth Goitein | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    If you were tuning in and out of FBI director James Comey’s hearing before the House Intelligence Committee last Wednesday, you probably got an earful...

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    Trump’s 100th day in office

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    LAST weekend, April 29, was Donald Trump’s 100th day in office as the POTUS. Protest rallies were held in many parts of the United States....

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    Macron’s pyrrhic victory

    by John Wight | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    FRANCE walked to the edge of the abyss, looked over, and decided to turn back. This is the outcome to the country’s most seminal presidential...

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    Reclaim Adam Smith

    | Updated at 12:05am on May 11, 2017

    SOME of the United Kingdom’s conservative political thinkers were often surprisingly radical. Edmund Burke, for example, is regularly and favourably quoted by Tory MPs who...

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    ESCAP watches over Asia and the Pacific

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 10, 2017

    ON MAY 1, the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP) has released its Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the...

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