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Never ending duel

A bus set ablaze at Shahbagh in the capital Dhaka during the countrywide road, rail and waterways blockade by the opposition on November 28. — Focusbangla photo
IT WAS always going to come to this. The unknowns were the timing and the exact details of how. Anyone who follows Bangladesh politics would be accustomed to the vehemence that treats ordinary and helpless lives as arbitrage... Full story

Nuclear chutzpah

Iran has agreed to IAEA inspections of its nuclear facilities. — AP photo
THE unwritten rule in US and other Western capitals regarding nukes is: Don̢۪t mention Israel̢۪s nuclear programme. Even journalists in the mainstream media don̢۪t, or won̢۪t, ask the Israeli or Western officials simple and direct... Full story


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