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  Kashmiri carry the body of the militant Fayaz Ahmad Hamaal during his funeral procession in Srinagar on May 5, 2018. — AFP photo Indian soldiers shot dead five Kashmir militants including a rebel university teacher in a gunfight Sunday that triggered protests in which five civilians were killed. Thousands took to the streets of […]

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ESSAYMay/June 2018 IssueBurma & MyanmarPolitical Development   Foreign Affairs Magazine Where Myanmar Went Wrong From Democratic Awakening to Ethnic Cleansing By Zoltan Barany Late last year, when news broke that Myanmar’s military had been systematically killing members of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, much of the world was shocked. In recent years, Myanmar (also known as Burma) had […]

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  Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Myanmar Is the Despotic and Dictatorial Hasina in Bangladesh hopelessly Abandoned by Her “Too Friendly, But More Unfriendly” Immediate Neighbors? By: Jalal Uddin Khan, Ph.D. (Canada)    5/5/2018   Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:  Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:     Then, heigh-ho, the holly!       […]

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Bangladesh faces a massive increase in air pollution during the October to March dry seasons, with February the worst monthMehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills 7 million people each year. The air quality in Bangladesh has improved, according to […]

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Why India and China Are Competing for Better Ties With Bangladesh Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina share a laugh after signing multiple agreements, New Delhi, India, April 8, 2017 (AP photo).   The Editors Thursday, April 26, 2018   World Politics Review Earlier this month, India’s new foreign secretary, Vijay Kashev […]

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  CAPTION General Augusto Pinochet rides through the streets of Santiago in a parade celebrating the 11th anniversary of the coup d’etat in Chile. SOURCECARLOS CARRION/ CORBIS FLASHBACK THE HEIST THAT BROKE PINOCHET’S BACK By Jose Fermoso FACEBOOK TWITTER 105SHARES EMAIL ARTICLE Copy link WHY YOU SHOULD CARE Because the perpetrators are not always the […]

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In Search of a Lost Ahom Princess While some historians say Pori Bibi’s tomb in Dhaka is that of Ahom princess Ramani Gabharu, others say it is of Mughal general Shaista Khan’s daughter. This 17th-century Mughal edifice that houses Bibi Pari’s tomb is considered a unique construction in Bangladesh. Credit: Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty Sangeeta Barooah […]

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বাংলাদেশকে নিয়ে চীন-ভারত দ্বন্দ্ব: কী ঘটছে নেপথ্যে? মোয়াজ্জেম হোসেন  বিবিসি বাংলা, লন্ডন    27.4.2018 ছবির কপিরাইটGETTY IMAGESImage captionচীন-ভারত দ্বন্দ্বের মূলে রয়েছে বঙ্গোপসাগরে আধিপত্য বিস্তারের চেষ্টা এশিয়ার সবচেয়ে বড় দুই শক্তি চীন এবং ভারত সাম্প্রতিক সময়ে যেভাবে বাংলাদেশে প্রভাব বিস্তারে ভূ-রাজনৈতিক প্রতিদ্বন্দ্বিতায় নেমেছে, বাংলাদেশের গত ৪৭ বছরের ইতিহাসে তার নজির সম্ভবত নেই। এই দ্বন্দ্ব সাম্প্রতিক বছরগুলোতে এত […]

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Beyond our oceans: Microplastics pollute rivers and lakes too Researchers are finding plastics in fish in freshwater ecosystems. (Shutterstock) Kennedy Bucci, University of Toronto and Chelsea Rochman, University of Toronto When you think of microplastic pollution, plastic debris less than five millimetres in size, you likely envision the ocean — probably because ocean gyres gained […]

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The dictator’s dividend: a monument in Astana, Kazakhstan, September 2016. The End of the Democratic Century Autocracy’s Global Ascendance By Yascha Mounk and Roberto Stefan Foa At the height of World War II, Henry Luce, the founder of Time magazine, argued that the United States had amassed such wealth and power that the twentieth century would come to be known simply as […]

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Despite Opposition, Work on Controversial Rampal Power Project Continues Resistance to the India-Bangladesh thermal power project is not only due to the possible destruction of the Sundarbans but also the displacement of “over 3,500 land-owning families” and others dependent on the forest for livelihood. The site for the Rampal thermal power plant. Credit: Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty […]

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The Hai Lung SS-793 diesel-electric submarine emerges from underwater during a during a drill near Yilan naval base, Taiwan April 13, 2018Reuters Taiwan is well equipped with mostly US-made weaponry, but has been pushing for Washington to sell it more advanced equipment, including new fighter jets, to help it better deter its giant neighbor. Taiwan […]

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