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    Will the Assads and House of Saud make up?

    Giorgio Cafiero | Updated at 12:00am on February 28, 2020

    IN MARCH 2019, Saudi Arabia’s minister of foreign affairs Adel Al-Jubeir declared that it was then too early to restore the kingdom’s diplomatic relations with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s government. Nearly one year...

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    Trouble lurks behind the bilateral bonhomie

    Narayan Lakshman | Updated at 12:00am on February 28, 2020

    WHEN history looks back upon the evolution of the India-US bilateral relationship through the 21st century, it will likely reflect a consensus that the world’s largest and oldest democracies held fast...

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    Assange, political offences and legal restraints

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on February 28, 2020

    ON February 26, in Woolwich Crown Court the focus shifted to the protagonist himself and the nature of the US-UK Extradition Treaty of 2003, a contentious document that shines all too favourably for...

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    Environmentally sensitive development is badly in need

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2020

    DEVELOPMENT planning in Bangladesh has not considered environmental cost for decades and the results have already been manifest in all its severity. The Switzerland-based air...

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    Democratic S Asian forces should rally against Hindutva politics

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2020

    THE attacks on the people rallying against India’s contentious citizenship law in Delhi, which began on Monday and are reported to have left 22 dead...

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    Beyond Pakistan’s tall mountains

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2020

    I HAVE walked the Alps in winter, flown across the roof of the world, then had the closest glimpse of the Mount Everest peak. My...

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    Should journalists be punished?

    Caitlin Johnstone | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2020

    A BRITISH judge this week has started the process of answering a very important question. It’s a question that many of us knew was the...

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    The hope for Rajapaksa to deliver

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2020

    The popular vote in the districts in which the minority communities predominated went overwhelmingly to president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s main challenger, opposition leader Sajith Premadasa, writes...

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    Our precarious medical supply chains

    F William Engdahl | Updated at 12:00am on February 27, 2020

    THE grave risks and dangers in the process of worldwide out-sourcing and so-called globalisation of the past 30 years or so are becoming starkly clear...

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    A distinctive educational framework

    Vivian Huizenga | Updated at 12:00am on February 26, 2020

    EVERY child begins journey through life with an incredible potential: a creative mentality that approaches the world with curiosity, questions and with a desire to...