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    Arabs, Muslims must take a stance for Palestine

    Ramzy Baroud | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2020

    A NEGOTIATED solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, at least the way envisaged by successive US administrations, has failed. Now, Palestinians and their allies would have to explore a whole new...

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    One Asia, two perspectives

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2020

    IN 1968, Gunnar Myrdal, distinguished Swedish economist and later a Nobel laureate, published his three-volume Asian Drama. Its subtitle, An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations, reflecting Adam Smith’s An Inquiry into the...

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    Justice for Felani still elusive

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2020

    IT HAS been nine years since India’s Border Security Force killed Felani Khatun in the Kurigram frontiers when she was crossing the border. It is generally not easy for victims of border violence to seek legal redress, but...

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    Court order for drug testing of drivers still not complied with

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 16, 2020

    THE government’s non-compliance with a High Court order of June 20, 2019 for drug testing for and eyesight assessment of drivers has left two important protocols of driving unattended, adding to the risk of further road accidents...

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    Is France losing its colonial backyard in North Africa?

    Mohamed Taifouri | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    Having seen a sharp decline in its influence in Tunisia and Algeria, France is eyeing China and Spain’s growing economic presence in Morocco with concern. Is Paris about to lose its ‘backyard’ in...

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    Making sense of the age of carnage

    Tom Engelhardt | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    MY FIRST question is simple enough: After 18-plus years of our forever wars, where are all the questions? Almost two decades of failing American wars across a startlingly large part of the planet and I’d like to know, for...

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    Which language?

    Zubeida Mustafa | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    THE medium of instruction in school is once again being hotly debated, not that the issue had ever been resolved. But now that the pro-mother language lobby has gained more leverage over the years, its voice is being...

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    Scottish independence is within sight

    Craig Murray | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    THERE will never again be a route to Scottish independence deemed legal by Westminster. The 2014 referendum will never be repeated. The UK will never willingly give up a third of its land, most of its fisheries, most of...

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    Chaotic city beautification efforts must stop

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    IT IS worrying that Dhaka is burdened with chaotic beautification projects while many other structures remain unattended. Although the projects of sculptures, fountains and others are aimed at enhancing the beauty of the...

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    A well-meaning court order that has lied ignored for years

    | Updated at 12:00am on February 15, 2020

    THE continuance of arrest without warrants or on suspicion, interrogation and detention without adherence to the 19-point directives that the court earlier issued for the law enforcement agencies to comply with has raised...

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