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  • No Evidence Linking British Man to Café Attack, Bangladeshi Investigator Says0

      By Prapti Rahman and Kamran Reza Chowdhury on Jun 29, 2018  Bangladesh is still holding a British man in connection with a terror attack at a Dhaka café two years ago even though police have found no evidence against him, a counterterrorism official told BenarNews on Friday. Hasnat Karim’s name did not appear in

  • UN Chief Calls for World Pressure on Myanmar over Rohingya Crisis0

      Kamran Reza Chowdhury, Dhaka      2018-07-02 U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres (third from left, seated) and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (fifth from left, seated) meet with Rohingya refugees at the Ukhia camp in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh, July 2, 2018.  Abdur Rahman/BenarNews United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres urged the international community Monday to

  • BJP accused of fanning tensions in Jammu and Kashmir0

    Opponents claim pro-Hindu party is increasing divisions ahead of India’s national elections next year Congress members carry an effigy of Amit Shah, president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), during a protest in Kolkata on June 27. (Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India July 2, 2018 India’s pro-Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), after

  • Time to heal Sri Lanka’s wounds0

    Despite fine words and promises from political leaders, peace and reconciliation remain as elusive as ever Relatives of disappeared people in Sri Lanka have been staging a demonstration since February 2017 at a 24-hour roadside hut in Vavuniya where they display photographs of their loved ones. (Photo by Quintus Colombage/ucanews.com) Father Reid Shelton Fernando, Colombo

  • Cricket Hero Imran Khan Led Pakistan’s Team to Victory. As a Politician, He’s Riding a Populist Wave0

    Imran Khan, chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party, speaks with a Reuters correspondent during an interview on July 29, 2017 at his home in the hills of Bani Gala on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Caren Firouz—Reuters By Charlie Campbell / Islamabad June 28, 2018 The potholed road to Imran Khan’s home in

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  • Bangladesh Elections: Commentary: One day does not an election make0

    Md Jahangir Alam, Awami League nominated mayor candidate in Gazipur City Corporation elections, shows V-sign for victory in a post-polls reaction at the office of Gazipur returning officer on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Photo: Palash Khan Mahfuz Anam, Editor the Daily Star, Bangladesh June 29, 2018 The much-awaited Gazipur city election is over, the “we-knew-it-from-before”

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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

  • 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

  • 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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