Avijit's father won't testify as it'd be painful

Professor Ajoy Roy is the plaintiff of the case over the murder of the writer-blogger

The world mustn’t sleep-walk into another debt crisis

Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to create the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis


Blob, an organism with no brain but 720 sexes

A Paris zoo showcases the mysterious yellowish unicellular small living being

A security base built on the site of a massacre at what once was the Rohingya town of Rathedaung, Myanmar, on May 29, 2019. The Myanmar government insists that the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslims never happened.

How Myanmar covered up ethnic cleansing

Two years after Rohingya Muslims were executed, raped and forced out of their homes, the jungle has reclaimed entire villages

File Photo: A Syrian child, who fled violence with her family after the Turkish offensive against Syria, is seen sitting in a bus on their way to displacement camps on the outskirts of Dohuk, Iraq, Oct 16, 2019. REUTERS

Four big questions about Syria’s future

The surprise American withdrawal from parts of northern Syria reshuffled old alliances and touched off a new stage of the eight-year war

ULAB celebrates foundation day

The 15th anniversary celebrations are held on the university’s Dhanmondi campus

Russian military vehicles are seen in eastern Ghouta near Douma, in Damascus, Syria Apr 23, 2018. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

Russia capitalises on American void in Syria

Moscow can now press for Syrian army gains and project itself as a rising power broker in the Middle East

FILE PHOTO: A protester flashes a V-sign during a demonstration against Turkey's military action in northeastern Syria, in Strasbourg, France, Oct 12, 2019. REUTERS

The Kurdish struggle for rights and land

Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran all have large Kurdish minorities seeking varying degrees of autonomy from central governments after decades of repression

Representational image. Reuters

Scientists back wider family-planning access

It aims to curb climate change and fast-rising risks in a hotter world

The shackled legs of suspected human traffickers are seen as they arrive for their trial at the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand, Mar 15, 2016. REUTERS

Thai human traffickers flout orders to compensate victims

Their actions fuel fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked