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How Kenya’s political leaders are adding to the prolonged election crisis

How Kenya’s political leaders are adding to the prolonged election crisis National Super Alliance supporters demonstrating for the sacking of election officials involved in August’s cancelled presidential vote. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters Sekou Toure Otondi, University of Nairobi Before Kenya’s August 8 general election, opposition candidate Raila Odinga promised to be a transitional, one-term president. Uhuru Kenyatta, […]

Abdul Hannan Indian newspapers and apologists at home waxed eloquent of achieving a ‘new height’ and a ‘watershed’ in Bangladesh India relations by the recent  state visit of prime minister sheikh Hasina to Delhi. The statement frankly, is puzzling and beyond my comprehension. To me, apart from the charm offensive of receiving our prime minister […]

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Bangladesh today recognised Kosovo as an independent country. The cabinet approved a foreign ministry proposal for the recognition of The Republic of Kosovo as a sovereign and independent country. With the approval, Bangladesh has become the 114th country to recognise the independence of Kosovo, Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told reporters after the weekly cabinet […]

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Julia Edwards Ainsley, Dustin Volz, and Kristina Cooke Exclusive: Trump To Focus Counter-Extremism Program Solely On Islam February 2, 2017 2:26 pm / Headlines, Politics, Top News, US, White House WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses […]

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 Minar Rashid হতভাগা আমেরিকানদের কপালে একজন শাহরিয়ার কবিরও জুটে নি ======================================= পৃথিবীতে মুক্ত ও গণতান্ত্রিক দেশগুলির নেতা বা মোড়ল হিসাবে যুক্তরাষ্ট্রকে বিবেচনা করা হয় । অথচ সেখানে সেকুলারিজমের দুর্দশা দেখলে অন্তরাত্মা কেঁপে ওঠে ! সেই দেশের প্রেসিডেন্ট শপথ গ্রহন করার সময় দুই থেকে তিন দিন ধরে ওদের চার্চে গিয়ে দোয়া -কালাম পড়েন । বিষয়টি গত […]

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Ashis Ray The Hindu Mission accomplished: Work in progress at the Sittwe port, Myanmar, in May 2012. The inauguration ceremony of the port is expected to take place next month.   | Photo Credit:  DAMI A deep water port built in Myanmar’s Sittwe on the Bay of Bengal by India is ready to be commissioned. An […]

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Shahid Islam Living amidst dangerous neighbours is scary, confusing and unpredictable. In South Asia, guns are once again poised and pointed against each other along the so called Line of Control (Loc) in the disputed India-Pakistan borders. If push comes to shove, as it did many times in the past, the consequence for Bangladesh could […]

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Abdul Hannan The recent visit of John Kerry, US secretary of state to Bangladesh at the fag end of current US Administration marked a distinct shift of US policy towards Bangladesh. It was a visit to mend fences and build bridges of friendship with present Bangladesh government. The US overture was a PR exercise to […]

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The government has protested against a statement published on the website of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday on the execution of war criminal Mir Quasem Ali. The foreign ministry said it has issued a ‘note verbale’, or letter of protest, to the Turkish embassy in Dhaka on Monday. The letter conveyed Bangladesh’s […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government will back Saudi Arabia in its fight against terrorism and support all initiatives it takes. “We have responded to the Saudi call for support in the fight against terrorism instantly,” she told newsmen at a briefing on her recent tour of several countries including Saudi Arabia. Hasina […]

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Abdur Rahman Khan Amid a worsening diplomatic row between the two countries, Bangladesh summoned on Tuesday Pakistan’s high commissioner to lodge a protest after a Bangladeshi official Bangladesh High Commission in Islamabad was detained for four hours. Weeks of rising tension in the relationship between the two countries were sparked in late November by the […]

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Dr. Abdul Ruff in New Delhi Global super power USA, in trying to reduce India’s regional superpower status in South Asia, is on its way to acquire, on a sort of indefinite lease, India’s military bases and ports for its own use, informed sources claim. Once the agreement is inked by them, USA would have […]

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