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    Iraq’s democratic disillusionment

    Lily Hamourtziadou | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2021

    Iraq in 2021 is still a state afflicted by poverty, injustice, the trauma of great loss of life, and daily fear. Iraqis still suffer from a sense of powerlessness, defeat and humiliation. Since the start of the year, 330 civilians have been...

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    Being positive for being negative

    Farhana Zaman | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2021

    PEOPLE have a general tendency to deny the truth if it is bitter. But they do not realise that accepting the truth immediately may make the process of recovery fast. Such a tendency is observed mostly when a disaster...

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    ILO involvement in non-apparel sector worker safety welcome

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2021

    BANGLADESH stands in an alarming position when it comes to worker safety. Dozens of workplace accidents made the headlines in the recent past, bringing to the fore the sorry state of worker safety. Disregard for worker safety in both...

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    A baneful govt failure in reaping benefits from e-commerce boon

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2021

    INDOLENCE on part of the government in setting up a regulatory mechanism and creating oversight on electronic commerce, or e-commerce, which has now become a $1.6 billion market, is deplorable. The commerce...

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    What will Turkey do in Afghanistan?

    by Vladimir Danilov | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2021

    AT A time when the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are hastily withdrawing their troops from Afghanistan, on top of chaos and...

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    Delta rage jeopardises Eid festivity

    by Mohammad Didare Alam Muhsin | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2021

    SPECIAL festivals on specific days have played an important role in human society from time to time to break the monotony of daily life and...

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    Engaging with extremism

    by Jill Richardson | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2021

    IN MY research, I repeatedly hear the same refrain: ‘If people knew what I knew, they would believe what I believe.’ Followed by: ‘We need...

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    Herd immunity and some other epidemiological issues

    by Abu Muhammad Zakir Hussain | Updated at 12:00am on July 20, 2021

    WE HAVE heard the term ‘herd immunity’ time and again by now. But we still sound confused when we talk about it in reference to...

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