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PM SHEIKH HASINA SLATES ISRAEL’S USE OF FORCE IN PALESTINE

PM SHEIKH HASINA SLATES ISRAEL’S USE OF FORCE IN PALESTINE Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today condemned the use of force by Israel in Palestine in recent time, describing it as human rights violation. The prime minister’s condemnation came when Turkish … Continue reading

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REMEMBERING THE PAST: BANGLADESHI FIGHTERS FOR PALESTINE OF THE 1980’s

REMEMBERING THE PAST: BANGLADESHI FIGHTERS FOR PALESTINE OF THE 1980’s Volunteers from Bangladesh fighting with Palestinians in Beirut, Lebanon 1982. (Photo: Magnum Photos-Chris Steele Perkins) YAZAN AL-SAADI A photograph and a grave. These are two relics of a time, now … Continue reading

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PM SHEIKH HASINA THE MOTHER OF HUMANITY : BRITISH MEDIA

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BANGLADESH REGISTERS THOUSANDS OF ORPHANS IN ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS

BANGLADESH REGISTERS THOUSANDS OF ORPHANS IN ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS A Rohingya refugee boy sits on the ground at Tang Khali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, Oct. 18, 2017. JOE FREEMAN YANGON — The Bangladeshi government has registered thousands of … Continue reading

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I VISITED THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS AND HERE IS WHAT BANGLADESH IS DOING RIGHT

I VISITED THE ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS AND HERE IS WHAT BANGLADESH IS DOING RIGHT SABRINA KARIM Nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh from Myanmar since September 2017. The Bangladeshi government’s plan to start repatriating them beginning this Tuesday, … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA WORLD’S 3RD HONEST POLITICIAN

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FORGET AUNG SAN SUU KYI. THIS IS THE REAL HEROINE OF THE ROHINGYA CRISIS

FORGET AUNG SAN SUU KYI. THIS IS THE REAL HEROINE OF THE ROHINGYA CRISIS This article first appeared on the American Enterprise Institute site. In my Wall Street Journal column this week, I contrast the leaders of two neighboring countries … Continue reading

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BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING

BORN IN CRISIS AND STILL SURVIVING The significance of Bangladesh government’s attitude towards the Rohingya problem is that it has been pragmatic – ABDUL GAFFAR CHOWDHURY – This year on 28th September Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be 70. I … Continue reading

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SHEIKH HASINA: HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A WOMAN, A LEADER

SHEIKH HASINA: HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A WOMAN, A LEADER Tribune Desk Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s becoming 10th among the Fortune magazine’s latest list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders is one of a dozen other awards and recognitions she has … Continue reading

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COMMISSION ON BANGABANDHU MURDER NOT ALLOWED TO WORK

COMMISSION ON BANGABANDHU MURDER NOT ALLOWED TO WORK A commission was constituted in London headed by Sir William Thomas, QC, MP to carry out investigation into the killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, most of the … Continue reading

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ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION

ISLAM, A SECULAR RELIGION ANIS CHOWDHURY The title of this piece should raise eyebrows. How could Islam be secular? Religion and secularism are generally thought to be contradictory to each other. More so with Islam, a religion which, in recent … Continue reading

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AN ATTACK ON VIBRANT BANGLADESH

AN ATTACK ON VIBRANT BANGLADESH ASIF KABIR Awami League government’s efforts to counter terrorism are appreciated even by its critics. After much scrutiny it can be confirmed that a majority of the assailants, who participated in the July 1 attack … Continue reading

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THE PLAGUE WITHIN

THE PLAGUE WITHIN SHAYKH HAMZA YUSUF on Where ISIS Comes From.. Vigilante acts of violence have killed hundreds around the world in the last few days. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf writes plainly on the dark and destructive ideology which underpins groups … Continue reading

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WHY ISIS PERSISTS

WHY ISIS PERSISTS JEFFREY D. SACHS NEW YORK – Deadly terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Dhaka, and Baghdad demonstrate the murderous reach of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and parts of Asia. The longer ISIS … Continue reading

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HENRY KISSINGER MEMOIRS: AGONY OF THE BANGLADESH WAR

HENRY KISSINGER MEMOIRS: AGONY OF THE BANGLADESH WAR The third installment of Henry Kissinger’s memoirs, The White House Years, is perhaps the most revealing about USA involvement in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. Starting with the outbreak of the war, Kissinger … Continue reading

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KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE

KISSINGER COMPARED BANGABANDHU TO ALLENDE “The Trial of Henry Kissinger” noted journalist Christopher Hitchins, former editor of Harper’s magazine, wrote “Kissinger had received some very bad and even mocking press for his handling of the Bangladesh crisis, and it had … Continue reading

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KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS

KISSINGER’S VISIT TO BANGLADESH WAS OMINOUS Before the brutal murder of Bangabandhu on August 15, 1975 the visit of the US secretary of state, Henry Kissinger, was quite significant. On October 30, 1974 Kissinger made a 19-hour stopover in Bangladesh. … Continue reading

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THE LAND OF THE PURE?

THE LAND OF THE PURE?  SM SHAHRUKH Pakistan is anything but Pure.. On Wikipedia, it says: “The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign country … with a population exceeding 180 million people. Located at the crossroads of the strategically … Continue reading

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A YEAR OF TROUBLES – LOOKING BACK AT 2001 BNP/ JAMAATS FIRST YEAR IN POWER

REFRESHING OUR MEMORY A YEAR OF TROUBLES HAROON HABIB One year on, the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party finds itself in the midst of growing criticism and resentment over the manner in which it has handled issues on several fronts. THE … Continue reading

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PROCLAMATION OF BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW

PROCLAMATION OF BANGLADESH INDEPENDENCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW SM MASUM BILLAH  On 10 April 1971, the Mujibnagar government (Bangladesh government-in-exile during 1971 liberation war) adopted the Proclamation of Bangladesh Independence. The people of Bangladesh wanted to become the master of … Continue reading

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