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Brazen Killing of Myanmar Lawyer Came After He Sparred With Military

Brazen Killing of Myanmar Lawyer Came After He Sparred With Military By WAI MOE, MIKE IVES and SAW NANGFEB. 2, 2017 The funeral of U Ko Ni, a top adviser to the governing National League for Democracy, in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday. Credit Ye Aung Thu/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images YANGON, Myanmar — The soft-spoken […]

A Mike Flynn-Approved Hate Group Is Teaching Cops to Track Muslims  A Mike Flynn-Approved Hate Group Is Teaching Cops to Track Muslims How a former FBI agent delivered a tool for tracking Muslims into the Trumpian mainstream. Illustration by Li-Anne Dias The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University is a conservative think tank that offers limited classes […]

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Visiting Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina attend a bilateral session at the latter’s office in the capital on Thursday. Bangladesh on Thursday reiterated its support to ‘two-state solution’ involving Palestine and Israel and deplored the new Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory. Bangladesh ‘reaffirmed its everlasting support to Palestinian state’, foreign […]

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Saudi Arabia-based Islamic Development Bank (IDB) has expressed its concern over the massive reshuffle in the country’s largest private bank, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL), without consulting bank’s foreign stakeholders. In a letter recently sent to finance minister AMA Muhith on 24 January, IDB president Bandar M H Hajjar said the foreign stakeholders of the […]

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An Apology to Muslims for President Trump Nicholas Kristof FEB. 2, 2017 Outside a home in Avondale Estates, Ga., on Monday. Credit Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency Whenever an extremist in the Muslim world does something crazy, people demand that moderate Muslims step forward to condemn the extremism. So let’s take our own advice: We […]

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This is a reprint of an article published in The Guardian on January 30, 2017. Donald Trump signs an executive order to impose tighter vetting of travellers entering the US, targeting Muslim-majority countries and shutting down refugee entry. David Shariatmadari It was the moment the world sat up and started to take notice of the […]

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Clashes have been reported between Haimchar Upazila Council Chairman Noor Hossain Patwari supporters and protesters demanding the leader’s punishment for walking on the backs of students. At noon on Thursday violence broke out when Patwari’s supporters attacked locals who had taken out a ‘broom rally’ at Algi Bazar area of the Upazila demanding Patwari’s punishment, […]

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Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan attends the second phase conference of Border Guard Bangladesh battalion commanding officers at its Peelkhana headquarters in Dhaka on Thursday. A humanitarian crisis was created as at least 92,000 people were displaced due to Myanmar Army-led security operations in northern Rakhine State in October 2016, UN Office for the Coordination of […]

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has appeared before the Dhaka Third Special Judge’s Court to provide defence  statement in two cases , in which she stands accused of embezzlement of more than Tk 50 million from charitable trusts. She left her home in Gulshan around 10:30am on Thursday and arrived at the temporary court’s premises around […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has held a meeting with Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas, on his first-ever state visit to Bangladesh. After a brief discussion, they took part in a bilateral meeting where the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Abbas arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday on a three-day visit at the invitation of […]

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The US state department has called Dhaka a high-threat location for political violence and crime directed at or affecting Washington’s “official interests.” The department, which deals with America’s global policies, made the assessment in the 2017 crime and safety report, prepared and released by its Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) on Wednesday. “The Department of […]

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