Section : Forum/Letter/Opinion

Pressure mounts to expel, try IS fighters

US President Donald Trump’s decision to take custody of dozens of high-value Islamic State militants from the under-siege Kurds avoided their possible release but raised the pressure on Washington and…

Malaysia must scrap ‘cruel’ death penalty

Police sometimes use torture to extract confessions from suspects in death penalty cases and their trials are often unfair. Amnesty International has been piling pressure on the Malaysian government to…

Venezuelans turn to alternative medicine

The small waiting room at the home of self-styled healer ‘Brother Guayanes’ in Caracas’ rundown Petare district fills up quickly with patients — business has never been better. With Venezuela’s…

Bottles that weaned prehistoric infants

Archaeologists have uncovered the first evidence that our prehistoric ancestors in Europe weaned their infants much the way we do now, using specialised baby bottles to feed them animal milk….