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Why al-Qaida is still strong 16 years after 9/11

Why al-Qaida is still strong 16 years after 9/11 Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001. AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer Tricia Bacon, American University Sixteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, al-Qaida conducted the most destructive terrorist attack in history. An unprecedented onslaught from the U.S. followed. One-third of al-Qaida’s leadership was killed or captured in the following […]

The Iraqi forces have not disclosed identities of the hostages Two abducted Bangladeshis have been rescued from Baghdad by Iraqi troops on Tuesday. Identities of the Bangladeshis or the reason for the kidnap have not been disclosed. It is also unclear when the two were abducted. Maj Gen Jalil al-Rubaie, who heads the Baghdad Operations […]

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More than 50,000 expatriate Bangladeshi workers are likely to return home from Saudi Arabia soon, to benefit from an amnesty, said a newspaper there. Saudi Gazette wrote on Tuesday that at least 20,000 of them have already returned to Bangladesh. Saudi Arabia will recruit nearly 3,000 Bangladeshi workers in different professions by this year, state-run […]

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Six Bangladeshis, including two brothers, have died in a road traffic accident in Saudi Arabia. The accident occurred at ‘Alzubarah’ on Thursday night local time, according to an official at the Bangladesh Embassy in Riyadh. Counsellor (Labour), Sarwar Alam at the embassy, referring to witnesses, told bdnews24.com that two of the victims died on the […]

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Eleven migrant labourers died of asphyxiation in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in a fire that engulfed the windowless house they shared, Saudi authorities said. Firefighters put out a blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation. Eleven people died of asphyxiation, and six others were injured” in the southern province of Najran, the civil defence […]

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Around 2,000 Bangladeshis, mostly migrants from Iran, Lebanon and Jordan, got stuck in Turkey as their attempts to illegally enter Europe through the country became difficult. Bangladesh Ambassador in Ankara Allama Siddiki fears a humanitarian crisis and slower repatriation of the stranded people. He has conveyed information on the overall situation to the ministries concerned […]

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A group of workers are seen leaving country for working abroad. File photo: Abdus Salam Parliamentarian Caucus on Migration and Development chairman M Israfil Alam on Wednesday said thousands of Bangladeshi workers have been faffing around on the streets in Bahrain without jobs as they were sent there without any demand. Huge number of Bangladeshi […]

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Saudi Arabia has launched “A Nation Without Violations” campaign to give residency and labour law violators 90 days to leave the country without penalties. Prince Mohammed bin Naif, crown prince, deputy prime minister and minister of interior, urged violators to take advantage of the 90-day grace period, reports Arab News. The grace period is effective […]

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Forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad walk at a military complex, after they recaptured areas in southwestern Aleppo that rebels had seized last month, Syria, in this handout picture provided by SANA on Monday. The US and Russia conducted last-minute negotiations Thursday over a fresh bid for a Syrian peace deal ahead of an […]

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At least 24 migrants have died off the Turkish coast trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Turkish media say. The victims, including children, drowned when their boat capsized after setting off from Balikesir province. About 400 people have died crossing into Europe in 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says. Most were […]

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A suicide bombing and gun attack on Shia Muslim worshippers have killed at least four people in eastern Saudi Arabia, the interior ministry and witnesses say, extending a spate of attacks on the kingdom’s Shia minority. The assault on the Imam Rida mosque in the Eastern Province town of Mahasen, a mixed Sunni-Shia district in which […]

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Iran bans all products from Saudi Arabia after Riyadh cut ties with Tehran in a mounting diplomatic crisis. Photo: AFP Iran and Saudi Arabia took further steps to sever commercial ties on Thursday, intensifying a feud between the regional rivals, as Tehran announced a ban on imports from Saudi Arabia and Saudi groups called for […]

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