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    Saudi Arabia’s desperate gamble

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

    IT IS always tempting. The Syrian war is coming to an end, and the losses to those who bet on the losing side — suddenly...

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    Turmoil in the Brexit club

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 12, 2017

    WHEN Yair Lapid, the chairperson of the centrist Yesh Atid party in Israel, tweeted a photograph of him in discussion with Priti Patel, Britain’s secretary...

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    Wave of intolerance

    by AG Noorani | Updated at 12:05am on November 12, 2017

    THE waves of intolerance and Islamophobia that have swept Europe were not launched by president Trump, but there can be no denying the fact that...

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    When centre in India misuses power that states cede

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on November 12, 2017

    IN A multi-national federal union such as the Indian Union, the states have ceded a lot of self-governing power to an external entity, erroneously called...

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    Losing the argument in Srinagar

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on November 12, 2017

    THE arrival of Dineshwar Sharma, formerly of the Intelligence Bureau, as the centre’s interlocutor in the troubled state, has clearly not set the Jhelum on...

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    UN and genocide by starvation in Somalia

    | Updated at 12:05am on November 12, 2017

    ACCORDING to just released information sourced from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation and the FSNAU between October 2015 and April 2016, a period of...

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    Gambling virus comes to town courtesy BPL

    by M Serajul Islam | Updated at 12:05am on November 11, 2017

    I WAS waiting in the room for attendants while my elder sister was in the operation theatre of a well-known eye clinic in Dhanmondi for...

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    The dangerous business of journalism

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

    AMID a surge in violence against journalists, two Paris-based press-freedom organizations have launched a project aimed at securing information collected by endangered journalists and continuing...

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    The revolution will not be merchandised

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

    1985. Thatcherism reigned triumphant. The Miners’ Strike was coming to a sorry end. Reagan in the White House, the second Cold War dominating what remained...

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    Women searching for justice challenge state use of forensics

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

    THIS year, India and Pakistan celebrated 70 years of freedom from British imperialism. But the horrors of partition — dividing the subcontinent, creating the new...

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