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    US is playing with fire on Iran

    by Scott Ritter | Updated at 10:15pm on February 09, 2017

    LAST Wednesday, national security adviser Michael Flynn appeared in the White House briefing room to issue a statement...

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    Make America ungovernable

    by Chris Hedges | Updated at 09:55pm on February 08, 2017

    DONALD Trump’s regime is rapidly reconfiguring the United States into an authoritarian state. All forms of dissent will soon be criminalised. Civil liberties will no...

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    To be or not to be?

    by Natalya Zamarayeva | Updated at 09:50pm on February 08, 2017

    IN JANUARY 2017, Pakistan again turned out to be in the centre of Middle East politics, when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia made a hasty...

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    Why it’s so difficult to have quality elections in Bangladesh?

    | Updated at 09:45pm on February 08, 2017

    THE most significant voting class that has changed history is the poor, particularly the peasants...

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    State surveillance is a global threat to press freedom

    by Sarah Kavanagh | Updated at 09:40pm on February 08, 2017

    IN OCTOBER 2014, and following Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations, the National Union of Journalists in the UK wanted to bring people together to discuss the...

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    Constitutional reform to the fore again

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 10:05pm on February 07, 2017

    THE constitutional reform process appeared to be on track with the presentation of the report of the Public Representations Committee in June in 2016 followed...

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    Trump’s chaotic first couple of weeks

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 10:05pm on February 07, 2017

    ON SATURDAY, in its front cover page, the German weekly magazine Der Spiegel posted an illustration of the US president Donald Trump beheading the Statue...

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    Another missile crisis or more chaos?

    by Arshad M Khan | Updated at 10:00pm on February 07, 2017

    IRAN test-fired a missile and the US government went ballistic. It put Iran ‘on notice’ — a phrase meaning little but with a distinct menace...

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    The inconvenient truth about foreign aid

    | Updated at 09:55pm on February 07, 2017

    IT’S astonishing when you think about it. Why an old and poorly-performing industry should carry on, burdened with even more tasks, and provided with yet...

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    Unspeakable: the black book of imperial terrorism

    by Paul Street | Updated at 09:50pm on February 06, 2017

    AMERICAN ‘mainstream’ journalists who want to keep their paychecks flowing and their status afloat know they must report current events in a way that respects...