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On the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Afghan President Hamid Karzai joins Mehdi Hasan in UpFront’s Headliner segment. In this online preview, Karzai dismisses al-Qaeda’s presence in the country, calling it a “myth”. “I don’t know if al-Qaeda existed and I don’t know if they exist,” said Karzai. “I have not seen them and […]

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At least 850,000 people are expected to cross the Mediterranean seeking refuge in Europe this year and next, the United Nations said on Tuesday, giving estimates that already look conservative. The UN refugee agency UNHCR called for more cohesive asylum policies to deal with the growing numbers. Many are refugees from Syria, driven to make […]

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The man Thai police believe masterminded last month’s deadly Bangkok bombing fled to Bangladesh the day before the attack and travelled on a Chinese passport, officials said on Wednesday. The man emerged as a key suspect in the Aug 17 bombing following interrogation this week of one of two foreigners being held, who police say […]

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Pakistani volunteers transport the body of a technician of private broadcaster Geo TV after an attack by gunmen in Karachi late on September 8, 2015. Gunmen in Pakistan have shot dead a former journalist near his home in Karachi, the third such attack on media personnel in less than 24 hours. Aftab Alam had worked […]

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A British Airways plane stands on the runway surrounded by emergency vehicles at McCarran International Airport following a fire on September 8, 2015. A British Airways plane bound for London has caught fire at Las Vegas airport, forcing the evacuation of 172 people on board on emergency slides. Airport officials said at least 14 people […]

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One of the several hundred pillars along the international border with India. Picture taken at the borders with the northern distric of Panchagarh in Bangladesh. India has made it easier for minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan to stay in the country. A release by the Press Information Bureau of the Union government circulated on Monday […]

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Taking suo moto cognisance of a media report about alleged mistreatment of Rohingya Muslims in Chennai, the human rights body on Monday asked the Tamil Nadu chief secretary and Chennai police commissioner to file a report within four weeks. In his order, NHRC’s Justice D Murugesan said, “Contents of the newspaper reports regarding the pathetic condition of […]

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Britain and France Monday joined Germany in pledging to accept tens of thousands of refugees as Europe’s record influx of people fleeing war and misery sparked warnings that one Greek migrant chokepoint was ‘on the verge of explosion’. European leaders are scrambling for solutions as bloody conflicts in Syria, Iraq and beyond have sent hundreds […]

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Paul Hermann Chittagong, a major coastal seaport city and financial centre in southeastern Bangladesh, has been forecasted as an emerging financial powerhouse of the future world. A recent opinion piece by Paul Hermann, the co-founder and managing director of Lamudi, a global real estate portal, expects the world will witness the continued growth of Chittagong […]

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US secretary of state John Kerry told his Russian counterpart on Saturday the United States was deeply concerned about reports that Moscow was moving toward a major military build-up in Syria widely seen as aimed at bolstering president Bashar al-Assad. US authorities have detected ‘worrisome preparatory steps,’ including transport of prefabricated housing units for hundreds […]

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Vijay Prashad Why anyone would oppose the Iran deal bewilders the imagination. Short of this deal lies a war with Iran. If the West wants a war with Iran, then the deal is a terrible idea. If the West does not wish a war against Iran, the deal is necessary. Iran’s nuclear programme was built […]

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Migrants trickled across Hungary’s border into Austria on Saturday, swept west on buses by an overwhelmed government that had vowed to stem their tide but gave up in the face of defiant crowds that set out on foot for western Europe. A Reuters photographer saw dozens of migrants, among them refugees from the Syrian war, […]

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