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    Let there be no silence

    by Abbas Nasir | Updated at 09:40pm on February 12, 2017

    EVENTS of recent weeks have demonstrated that, while Pakistan’s policy on extremists and religiously motivated militants will constantly shift, there will be brutal consistency in...

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    India’s role in Sri Lankan communal war

    by Vijith Samarasinghe | Updated at 12:10am on February 11, 2017

    ARECENT book by retired Indian diplomat Shivashankar Menon reveals New Delhi’s backing for the Colombo government during the final stage of the war against separatist...

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    Return of the warlord

    | Updated at 12:10am on February 11, 2017

    THE return of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, perhaps, the most notorious Afghan warlord, may significantly influence power dynamics in war-torn Afghanistan, initiating a new alignment of political...

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    TPP is now called Trade in Services Agreement

    by Pete Dolack | Updated at 12:05am on February 11, 2017

    ONE can hear the cry ringing through the boardrooms of capital: ‘Free trade is dead! Long live free trade!’ Think the ideas behind the Trans-Pacific...

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    Cyber attacks have now become a political weapon

    by Jean Périer | Updated at 10:04pm on February 10, 2017

    The scope of various cyber operations carried out by different state players has recently become the cause of increasing tension amid international relations. For instance,...

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    Dear honourable environment minister!

    by Farida Akhter | Updated at 12:05am on February 10, 2017

    WHAT is the role of the ministry of environment and forestry in giving approval to a government project? I wanted to ask the very question...

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    India: union govt no superior to state govts

    by Garga Chatterjee | Updated at 12:05am on February 10, 2017

    THE 2017 union budget presented by Indian Union government’s finance minister Arun Jaitley has many aspects. His speech touched upon some of them. I will...

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    Human extinction 2026

    by Robert Hunziker | Updated at 12:10am on February 10, 2017

    HUMAN extinction by 2026, a controversial/questionable idea, is examined in some detail on the web site: arctic-news.blogspot.com. Within the posted article, a bright red box...

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    A continent of hope

    by António Guterres | Updated at 10:30pm on February 09, 2017

    FAR too often, the world views Africa through the prism of problems. When I look to Africa, I see a continent of hope, promise and...

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    A preview of the Trump era crimes to come

    | Updated at 10:30pm on February 09, 2017

    IT STARTED in June 2015 with that Trump Tower escalator ride into the presidential race to the tune of Neil Young’s ‘Rockin’ in the Free...