Reuters . Kuala Lumpur/Dhaka, Bangladesh | Jul 19, 2019 Prothom Alo Sanctions imposed this week by the United States on Myanmar’s military leaders over human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims do not go far enough, UN special rapporteur Yanghee Lee said on Thursday. The United States banned Myanmar military Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing, three other
July 18, 2019 19:38 GMT Updated July 18, 2019 20:00 GMT By RFE/RL President Donald Trump says a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the strategic Strait of Hormuz on July 18 amid heightened tensions between the two countries. Trump, speaking at the White House, called it the latest “hostile” action by Iran. The
18 Jul, 2019 Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a “foreign vessel,” saying it was “smuggling” one million liters of fuel, the Islamic Republic’s media reported. It comes amid Tehran’s quarrel with London over a seized tanker. The tanker was intercepted by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) near Larak Island in the Strait of Hormuz
July 18, 2019 RSIS The ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) is an initial step towards formally incorporating ASEAN Centrality in the evolving Indo-Pacific concept. The AOIP has been much anticipated as different powers assert their conceptions of the Indo-Pacific region in which ASEAN claims a key role. What does this mean for sub-regional cooperation?
Over the past four decades, General Ershad demonstrated he was a master of political survival. by Shafquat Rabbee 18 July 2019 General Hussain Muhammad Ershad, the military dictator of Bangladesh for most of the 1980s, died on July 14 in Dhaka. He was 89 years old. Ershad’s peaceful death due to old age marked an unexpectedly
The Daily Star July 18, 2019 Cod Satrusayang The International Court of Justice, the top United Nations Court, on Wednesday ruled that Pakistan had violated international law by denying consular access to Indian Navy Officer Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ICJ also ordered that Pakistan review the death penalty it handed down to Jadhav for spying. Jadhav
James M Dorsey 12 July 2019 An official Turkish visit to the troubled northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang to assess reports of a brutal crackdown on the region’s Turkic Muslims could shape Turkey’s challenge to conservative Gulf states’ leadership of the Islamic world and complicate Muslim silence about the most frontal assault on their faith
Squalid and bulging refugee camps in Bangladesh risk morphing into epicenters of extremism similar to those seen in Palestine in the Middle East By Bertil Lintner 11 July 2019 Myanmar’s Rohingya refugee crisis, characterized by United Nations’ investigators as “ethnic cleansing” with possible “genocidal intent”, could finally be redounding on the country’s powerful and autonomous
by Dr. Rajkumar Singh 11 July 2019 The cultural homogeneity of Sindh that embraced both Hindu and Muslim speakers of Sindhi in the colonial period was severely disrupted by the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947. Most Hindu Sindhi speakers migrated to India, where they form a minority scattered among speakers of other languages.
The upper house is a ‘safety valve against electoral majoritarianism’, and the opposition must have a strategy in place to ensure it performs this function. The NDA is inching towards a majority in the Rajya Sabha. By the end of 2021, it is likely to attain the magic number of 124. Recent defections and wins have
by N Sathiya Moorthy 9 July 2019 It is anybody’s guess why US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo had to cancel the Sri Lanka leg of his limited South Asia visit, when he did spend time in the neighbouring Indian capital of New Delhi. If it owed to the emerging political controversies over the
Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra 9 July 2019 The fact that the Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi preferred the Prime Minister’s state visit abroad to commence with the Maldives (from 8 to 9 June 2019) after being re-elected in 2019 underlined the significance of the small archipelago South Asia country to India’s foreign
“Chess is a war over the board. The object is to crush the opponent’s mind.” ~Bobby Fischer, World Chess Champion. Sheikh Hasina Wajed is known not to accept any objections or opposition, so much so that any form an opposition has disappeared out of sight from the Bangladeshi political stage. She and her party, the
“Fear cuts deeper than swords.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones by R Chowdhury 13 July 2019 Dan Brown of The Da Vinci Code fame said, “Men go far greater lengths to avoid what they fear than to obtain what they desire.” That describes Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh today.