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A deadline too far
Another international conference on Afghanistan — the ninth so far, and for the first time held in Kabul — has ended with the pious refrain that Afghans should take charge of their country. Once again, it is clear there is little ...
Vulnerable to torture
Amnesty International (AI) has dubbed the tendency of European countries to rely on mere diplomatic assurances against the use of torture to deport, expel, or extradite persons as a violation of the principle of non-refoulement that prohibits ...
Leader Page Articles
Britain: redefining its global status
By Hasan Suroor
There is a growing view that Britain must now abandon its search for a post-Raj role and learn to live by the new world order in which those it once governed are masters.
Against abuse of the contempt power
The best answer to abuse of judges is not frequent or ferocious contempt-sentencing but fine performance.
Amazon deforestation in dramatic decline
Increased use of satellite data and new tactics to deter loggers have led to the drop, says the Brazilian environment agency, Ibama.
WTO urges cooperation in natural resources trade
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) on Friday called for closer international cooperation in the global trading of natural resources. In the World Trade Report 2010 that focuses on natural resources, the WTO said the tension between rising ...
Corrections and Clarifications
In connection with a report “Kayani's term extended by three years” (July 23, 2010, page 1), the writer clarifies that the Pakistan Chief of Army Staff's name was misspelt, where General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani went as Ashraf ...
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