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  • South Asia Strategy Working In Afghanistan, Centcom Commander Says0

    Centcom; President Donald Trump and Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command   July 20, 2018 DoD News   By Terri Moon Cronk While the fighting continues and work remains to be done in Afghanistan, progress there shows the president’s South Asia Strategy is working, the commander of U.S. Central Command told Pentagon reporters Thursday.

  • Bangladesh Police File First Charges in 2016 Café Attack0

    Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka’ 2018-07-23 Men pray for victims on the second anniversary of a terrorist attack that targeted the Holey Artisan Bakery, at the location in Dhaka where the overnight siege and massacre took place, July 1, 2018. BenarNews More than two years after machete-wielding militants massacred hostages at an upscale café in Dhaka, police filed

  • Baluchistan—Another Kurdistan?0

    JOHN GEE     23 July 2018 2018 AUGUST-SEPTEMBER Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, August/September 2018, pp. 27, 53 Islam and the Near East in the Far East By John Gee  THE STATUS OF KURDS in Syria, Iraq and Turkey has often impinged on Western consciousness in recent decades. Kurds sought self-determination and an end to discriminatory practices

  • As Cricket Match Fixing Rears Its Head Again, ICC Claims to Have Upped Its Game0

    The International Cricket Council has conducted a record 18 investigations and The Wire has learned that a bulk of them centred around bookies from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and UAE. Credit: Reuters/David Gray Jasvinder Sidhu 19/Jul/2018 New Delhi: With the international cricketing world still smarting from recent media exposes that once again highlighted the well-established

  • Mass incarceration of Uyghurs could backfire on the Party0

    A person wearing a white mask with tears of blood takes part in a protest march of ethnic Uyghurs asking for the European Union to call upon China to respect human rights in the Chinese Xinjiang region and ask for the closure of “re-education centers” where Uyghurs are detained, during a demonstration around the EU

  • Report claims Myanmar military planned Rohingya genocide0

      Mass killings, rape and arson happened before August 2017 clampdown on militants, says Fortify Rights Myanmar border guard police stand at the gate of Nga Khu Ya camp in Maungdaw, Rakhine State, on June 28. Fortify Rights claims security forces carried out mass killings, rape and arson attacks against Rohingya in a planned operation. (Photo by AFP)

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  • Not Only in Ladakh, India Losing Ground in Bangladesh Too

    by Taj Hashmi 18 June 2020 We know things are not going well in regards to India’s relationship with China. On 5th/6th May, China captured around sixty square kilometre of Indian territory in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh, which is strategically important to all the three countries in the region, China, India, and Pakistan. On 14th/15th

  • Fear of the unknown: Hysteria in Bangladesh

    by Ajmal Sobhan 17 June 2020 When Minhaz Khan passed away three weeks back in Dhaka, he had been terminally ill for a few years. With advanced Parkinson’s disease, he had been living under the care of a live-in nurse in his own home. He was dependent on the nurse for feeding, bodily functions, and

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