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Pandemic crisis may trigger societal restructuring

PENANG and SINGAPORE: The Chinese word for crisis consists of two characters — “weiji.” Wei means danger and ji means opportunity. Every crisis is...

Dangers and lessons of present multiple crises

PENANG and SINGAPORE: The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, erupting in the background of a lethargic global economy, could turn out to be the...

Surviving domestic violence in the time of Covid-19

NEW YORK: “I come from Baglung District, a part of Dhawalagiri Zone in Nepal. My house overlooks the river. Do you know, our district...

West first policies expose myths

SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: As the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic shifts from China to the developed West, all too many rich countries are...

Chinese vs Western governance: The case of Covid-19

By Martin Jacques LONDON: In January the onslaught in the Western media, notably in the United States and the United Kingdom, against the Chinese government’s...

Coronavirus worsens Yemen’s long tale of woe

By Abdul Mohammed SANA’A, Yemen: In every room in Yemen’s Al-Saba’een hospital, patients in critical condition waited on chairs, and still others laid on the bare...

Covid-19 in the time of insecurity

AMMAN, Jordan: Humankind has outlived multiple pandemics in the course of world history. The kingdoms and states of Central and Western Europe abolished the...

Use stimulus packages for longer term progress

SYDNEY: The coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic seems to have finally forced governments around the world to ditch their obsession (at least for the...

It’s disinformation, stupid!

CARACAS: During his 1992 run, Bill Clinton, then elected United States president, made “It’s the economy, stupid!” a household phrase. Coined by campaign advisor...

Feminists rewrite their realities across the global map

By Laila Malik In November 2019, thousands of Chileans took to the streets to perform an anti-rape, anti-femicide choreography organized by a small feminist collective called Las...

Sanders drops 2020 bid, leaving Biden as likely nominee

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Sen. Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party’s establishment lined swiftly up behind...

Duterte institutionalizes comprehensive social benefits program for state forces

PRESIDENT Rodrigo has issued an executive order institutionalizing the government's Comprehensive Social Benefits Program (CSBP)‬ for police, military and their support units. Through Executive Order...

National ID system pushed to ease delivery of social services

A lawmaker pushed for the immediate implementation of the National Identification (ID) System to help the government deliver services to the people in times...

Tap reservists for Covid-19 response — lawmaker

A lawmaker at the House of Representatives urged the Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases, the Department of National Defense and the...

Britain’s Johnson enters third day in intensive care

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson began a third day in intensive care on Wednesday battling the coronavirus, which has struck at the heart of...