• Bangladesh’s diplomatic blunder in the Middle East0

    Credit : Benar news M A Hossain        10/5/2018 When Saudi King Salman accorded a royal reception to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and sought Dhaka’s active participation in the Saudi-led coalition by sending Bangladeshi troops, Hasina gave a cautious reply. She vowed to send troops only if the holy mosques in Mecca

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  • Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution0

    By Habib Siddiqui       10/5/2018   Cologne Declaration on The Rohingya Crisis and Solution [Forwarded by Habib Siddiqui, a participant to the conference in Germany] Preamble: Humans’ right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are inalienable These rights cannot be usurped nor can they be violated by any government, people, or community. Perpetrators

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  • Global Trends of Maritime Piracy0

      Muhammad Abbas Hassan Maritime transport is the backbone of international trade and the global economy. Around 80 percent of global trade by volume and over 70 percent of global trade by value are carried by sea and are handled by ports worldwide. These shares are even higher in the case of most developing countries.

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  • Sri Lanka; Bench-marking Cabinet berths!0

    Sathiya Moorthy,  10 May 2018  In London recently for the Commonwealth Summit, President Maithiripala Sirisena was reported to have told the BBC Sinhala channel that those selected for Cabinet positions ‘must not only be acceptable locally but also internationally’. Though the question reportedly pertained to the choice for Law and Order Minister, the President was quoted as

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  • Playing US sanctions: China walks a fine line in Iran0

    By James M. Dorsey      10/5/2018 Chinese businessman Sheng Kuan Li didn’t worry about sanctions when he decided in 2010 to invest $200 million in a steel mill in Iran that started producing ingots and billet within months of the lifting of punitive measures against the Islamic republic as part of 2015 international nuclear

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  • APPLAUD PAKISTAN ARMY CHIEF’S PEACE CALL0

    N. S. Venkataraman        9/5/2018 It is reported that Pakistan’s army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has recognized that way to peace and prosperity in Pakistan is through cooperation with India. U K based think tank Royal Unites Services Institute (RUSI) has said in its analytical report that the Pakistan army chief made

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  • Myanmar: Journalists are treated as enemies of state0

    M A Hossain       9/5/2018 A mock defender of democracy, human rights and freedom of expression, Aung San Suu Kyi, had already shown her real face. Myanmar arrested Reuters journalist Wa Longe and Kyaw Soe Oo for the ‘crime’ of exposing the murder of 10 Rohingya Muslims by the monstrous army of that country.

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