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    A story of a new history of theatre

    Shahman Moishan | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    THE 13th annual theatre festival of the theatre and performance studies department in the University of Dhaka has opened a new horizon in the contemporary...

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    HW Bush’s bitter legacy in the Middle East

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    ANY sobre assessment of late president George HW Bush’s political legacy was drowned last week by the avalanche of hagiography by the mainstream media....

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    Yemenis: pawns in a cynical game

    Karim El-Gawhary | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    THERE are many different ways to end a war: for example, when a superior party in the conflict forces its political design for the post-war...

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    Talks on the sidelines

    Vladimir Terehov | Updated at 12:00am on December 14, 2018

    FROM the point of view of developments in the ‘game’ of global politics, the most interesting thing about the recent Group of Twenty (G-20) summit,...

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    Reviving nuclear disarmament movement

    Lawrence Wittner | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IN LATE November 2018, Noam Chomsky, the world-renowned public intellectual, remarked that ‘humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war.’....

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    A fiercely contested landscape

    Vidya Subrahmaniam  | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IF CELEBRATIONS have broken out in Congress offices across the country, few will grudge it considering that its success in the Hindi heartland comes after...

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    A nice little earner – for everyone

    Janet Kursawe | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    FOR over 25 years, Afghanistan has been the world’s main cultivation area of opium poppies and the primary supplier of opium, heroin, morphine and other...

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    Income disparity is among leading global trends

    Grete Mautner | Updated at 12:00am on December 13, 2018

    IT’S hardly a secret that there was an abrupt increase in income disparity pretty much all across the globe in the period from 1980 to...

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    Was Pakistan an ‘autistic’ state in 1971?

    | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    AS A historian focused on 1971, I deal with the grisly on a regular basis....

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    Ilhan, Rashida and Rahul

    Jawed Naqvi  | Updated at 12:00am on December 12, 2018

    THE young politician shows up at Mount Kailash in Tibet, and proclaims his youthful Hindu-ness in lighter sportswear than the freezing weather warrants....

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