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  • China extends ban on foreigners in Tibet as uprising feted 0

    Communist Party also bars diplomats in restive province, highlighting lack of support for its rule Tibetan flags are displayed as people gather to protest in front of the Consulate General of China in Los Angeles on March 10 to mark the 60th Global Tibetan National Uprising Commemorations. The national flag of Tibet, used by the Tibetan

  • Bangladesh; Woman in prison for derogatory remarks against the prime minister0

    The Daily Star March 16, 2019 BFF’s women wing chairman Kiron arrested in Dhaka Mahfuza Akter Kiron. File photo Star Online Report Bangladesh Football Federation’s women wing chairman and FIFA council member Mahfuza Akter Kiron was arrested today in a defamation case lodged under ‘CrPC 500’ by a sports organiser. Kiron was arrested from Dhanmondi

  • Bangladeshi Diplomat Missing for 15 Months Now Home, Relatives Say0

    Prapti Rahman, Dhaka, 2019-03-18 Bangladeshi Diplomat Missing for 15 Months Now Home, Relatives Say A retired diplomat who went missing in Bangladesh in December 2017 has returned home, his daughters said Monday, but they declined to give further information. The case looked set to become the latest in a series of unsolved disappearances in the

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  • Why Did The Pakistan Army Kill The ‘Father Of Taliban’? 0

    Maulana Sami ul-Haq’s supporters attend the funeral prayers in Akora Khattak  BBC News   November 5, 2018 Nauman Sadiq On Friday evening, Maulana Sami-ul-Haq was found dead in his Rawalpindi residence. The assassination was as gruesome as the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He was stabbed multiple times in chest,

  • Tamil bloc may hold the key in Lanka’s power struggle0

      N Sathiya Moorthy  1 November 2018 In a Sri Lankan House of 225 members, the cut-off figure comes to 113. With Wickremesinghe side touching 102 and Rajapaksa’s team at 101, the three-party Tamil National Alliance with 16 members and the left-leaning Sinhala-Buddhist nationalist Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna with 6 members hold the key. But with the latter

  • The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together0

    By James M. Dorsey   4 November 2018 A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and potential Western sanctions against Saudi Arabia has sparked renewed debate about the value of the longstanding alliance between the United States and the kingdom. The debate is

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  • Bangladesh And The Political Chess Game

    “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

  • Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina’s Fear of Fall is The Issue

    “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.

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