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Rohingya refugees wait for food aid at Thankhali refugee camp in Bangladesh’s Ukhia district on January 12, 2018AFP Bangladesh will provide an advance list of prospective returnees with forms attesting to their residency in Myanmar Myanmar was making final preparations to take back the first batch of Rohingyas who had fled conflict in troubled Rakhine […]

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IGNORANCE, JEALOUSY, AND HATRED BRING SELF DESTRUCTION F R Chowdhury   17.1.2018 Donald Trump had a simple and easy slogan for his election campaign – MAGA – make America great again. Many think that Trump was trying to refer to Barrack Obama presidency period as a dark chapter and promised to bring back the white supremacy […]

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Picture shows the rock which is called ‘Rock of Peace’ at Bum La, the border of India and China in Arunachal Pradesh  Collected Therefore without China’s positive nod, the pending crisis over the stranded Rohingyas, whether in Bangladesh or India, may remain unsolved for an unforeseeable periodRecent Chinese moves seeking to forestall India-sponsored projects in […]

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Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq January 15, 2018. — Reuters photo Iraq’s prime minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist ‘sleeper cells’ Monday after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days. There was no immediate […]

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By F R Chowdhury   Jan 14, 2018  [This relates to Balkan war that eventually saw the disintegration of former Yugoslavia giving way to a number of independent countries. In the process thousands of Muslims were massacred. Radovan Karadzic and Ratko Mladic were eventually tried and jailed by the International Criminal Court in the Netherlands but […]

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Europe and Iran are to put on a united front in support of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal at talks in Brussels Thursday as Washington mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran. The European Union and the foreign ministers of Britain, Germany and France will unite to defend the accord, which curbed Iran’s nuclear ambitions in return […]

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Mudslides, boulders and cascading debris killed at least 13 people on Tuesday in an area of Southern California’s Pacific Coast ravaged by a series of intense wildfires that burned off protective vegetation last month. Heavy downpours struck before dawn on Tuesday after thousands of residents in Santa Barbara County along the Pacific coast north of […]

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File photo of ousted Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif  AFP The recently ousted Pakistan prime minister says Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was “not a rebel, rather made into one” Drawing comparison between his current situation and what forced Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to declare independence of Bangladesh; recently ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said […]

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The New York fire department responded to a blaze at Trump Tower on Monday morning. News footage showed firefighters on the roof of the skyscraper, at East 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The fire was minor and likely caused by an electrical fault, the fire department told local media, which said the blaze […]

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This handout picture from the South Korea Coast Guard released on Sunday shows the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker ‘Sanchi’ on fire after a collision with a cargo ship off the coast of east China. Thirty-two people were missing after the collision. — AFP photo A tanker carrying oil from Iran to South Korea was ablaze and […]

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Saudi authorities have arrested 11 princes who protested against the kingdom’s austerity measures and who could face trial, a news website close to the government reported on Saturday. Sabq said the princes, who were not named, were protesting at a historical Riyadh royal palace, Qasr al-Hokm, against a government’s decision to stop paying the water […]

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The death toll from a bus accident in Peru has risen to 48, a police statement said on Tuesday, after the vehicle plunged off a cliff following a collision with a truck. The incident ‘left at least 48 victims’ dead, the statement posted on the Interior Ministry’s website said, revising earlier tolls of at least […]

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