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    Turkey’s defection

    Deena Stryker  | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2018

    AFTER a multi-year see-saw between an overwhelmingly Christian EU and Muslim Turkey seeking membership, in 2015, 1.5 million people illegally crossed into Europe, many by...

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    The defeat of state managers in road regime

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on August 03, 2018

    CHINESE premier Zhao Ziyang, in his memoir Prisoner of the State: The Secret Journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang, based on a series of about 30...

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    Lanka govt needs to build on its northern achievements

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    MILITARY personnel stationed in the north are often perplexed when told that their continued presence is objectionable to the local population....

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    Liberation War of Bangladesh: Actions, reactions and inactions of foreign powers – XXIV

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    PROFESSOR Talukder Maniruzzaman, a reputed researcher on Bangladesh’s liberation war, observes, “Before the war between India and Pakistan started, the Mukti Bahini in Sector 6...

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    Personal diplomacy

    AG Noorani  | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s decision to invite president Vladimir Putin to Washington DC, within days of his return from the Helsinki summit with Russia’s president, and...

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    NATO: the unexamined alliance

    Conn Hallinan | Updated at 12:00am on August 02, 2018

    THE outcome of the July 11–12 NATO meeting in Brussels got lost amid the media’s obsession with president Donald Trump’s bombast, but the ‘Summit Declaration’...

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    Of smiling ministers and self-congratulatory EC

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    THE response of the shipping minister to the query about the death from accidents of two students was made with a smile....

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    Liberation War of Bangladesh: Actions, reactions and inactions of foreign powers – XXIII

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    MA MOHAIMEN believes that the same cautionary information that prevented Tajuddin Ahamad from returning to Dhaka on December 16 also stood in the way for...

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    Plans for attack: US plans for striking Iran

    by Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    THE world of the terrifying hypothetical is programmatically standard in the Trump White House. Periods of tense calm are followed by careless flights of fury,...

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    About half an hour on a U-loop

    by Abu Jar M Akkas | Updated at 12:00am on August 01, 2018

    IT WAS 9:30pm on Saturday. The U-loop at the Badda end of Hatirjheel had just been opened....

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