Author Archive for World

East Timor-Bangladesh Relations: Expectations From Each Other

Monday, August 30th, 2021

MD Pathik Hasan writing from Bangladesh The name of East Timor is well known in Bangladesh. Many Bangladesh migrant labors are working in East Timor. The people of Bangladesh praise the people of East Timor. In a few days ago, Bangladesh expressed deep mourning over the lives lost in flash floods and landslides in different […]

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The Great Game of Smashing Nations

Friday, August 27th, 2021

John Pilger: Courtesy The Consortium News More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the U.S., Britain and their allies” destroyed. As a tsunami of crocodile tears engulfs Western politicians, history is suppressed. More than a generation ago, Afghanistan won its freedom, which the United States, Britain and their allies” destroyed. In 1978, […]

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Blood in the Sand

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

By JEFFREY D. SACHS Courtesy Ceylon Today The magnitude of the United States’ failure in Afghanistan is breathtaking. It is not a failure of Democrats or Republicans, but an abiding failure of American political culture, reflected in US policymakers’ lack of interest in understanding different societies. And it is all too typical. Almost every modern […]

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From Saigon to Kabul

Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

Editorial Courtesy The Island The US had its Saigon moment over the weekend in Kabul. The Americans have left behind another unfinished war. The US and its allies invaded Afghanistan two decades ago, promising to wipe out the Taliban, which harboured al-Qaeda, and bring order out of chaos. But today that country is back to […]

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Tale of ignominious retreats from Afghanistan

Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 17 (newsin.asia): Through sheer grit and a fierce commitment to their tribal and Islamic values, the Afghans have frustrated a series of imperialistic attempts to dominate them. Between 1842 and 2021, the British, Tsarist Russia, Soviet Russia and the US had tried occupying Afghanistan to derive benefits from its […]

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UK ‘surprised by scale and pace’ of Taliban takeover, Raab admits – as 200 more troops being sent to Kabul to help with evacuation

Monday, August 16th, 2021

Courtesy Skynews Hundreds more British troops are being sent to Kabul to help with the evacuation effort in Afghanistan’s capital – as the foreign secretary admitted the UK was left “surprised” by the speed with which the Taliban took control of the country. An extra 200 British troops will be sent to Kabul, bringing the […]

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Biden points finger at Afghanistan officials and Trump as he stands behind decision to withdraw troops

Monday, August 16th, 2021

John Bowden Courtesy Independent President Joe Biden characterised the US mission in Afghanistan as accomplished on Monday, even as the Afghan government collapsed in the face of advancing Taliban militants in Kabul. © AP President Joe Biden speaks on Monday about the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s conquest of the country.- AP In a national address called by the White […]

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Taliban enters Afghan capital as US diplomats evacuated by chopper

Sunday, August 15th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Taliban insurgents entered the Afghanistan capital Kabul today, an interior ministry official said, as the United States evacuated diplomats from its embassy by helicopter. The senior official told Reuters the Taliban were coming in “from all sides” but gave no further details. A tweet from the Afghan Presidential palace account said […]

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Glasgow woman raped on Sri Lanka holiday finally gets justice 11 years after traumatising attack

Friday, July 30th, 2021

By Sarah Ward Courtesy Glasgow Times A TOURIST who was raped by a hotel worker at a glamorous resort in Sri Lanka 11 years ago has finally won her quest for justice after the tour operator was held liable. The woman, now aged in her 40s, was on holiday with her husband in July 2010 at […]

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How Jamsetji Tata crafted an unmatched legacy in the 20th century by giving away $102.4 bn to charity

Thursday, June 24th, 2021

Courtesy FirstPost Jamsetji Tata news: The total donations made by the Tata group founder were more than the GDPs of Kenya, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka or Luxembourg, whose GDP is much lower than $100 billionKenneth Kumar MohantyJune 24, 2021 17:19:42 IST Jamsetji Tata. Image courtesy Tata group website With $100 billion you could buy about 240 Boeing 747s, which […]

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PEOPLE IN THE EU CONCERNED ABOUT GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION, TIES BETWEEN BUSINESS AND POLITICS, SURVEY REVEALS

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Transparency International Over half of people in the EU think their government is run by a few private interests The Global Corruption Barometer (GCB) – European Union released by Transparency International today reveals that almost two thirds of people in the EU think that government corruption is a problem in their country. The GCB, which surveyed more than 40,000 people in […]

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China’s High Speed Rail. Profit-Driven New Cold War Against China

Friday, June 11th, 2021

By Danny Haiphong Global Research,  Report by Corporate-Funded Think-Tank. The same report paradoxically acknowledges the failure of the economic model the U.S. has tried to impose on the rest of the world A new report published in Railway Age magazine and written by the Information Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has sounded the alarm about China’s growing high-speed rail […]

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Human Rights In Japan

Monday, May 31st, 2021

 By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy Ceylon Today The recent death of 33 year old extremely sick Sri Lankan girl student Wishma Sandamali in a Japanese Immigration Detention Center, allegedly due to callous neglect on the part of the authorities, has highlighted several issues pertaining to human rights in Japan. It has exposed Japan’s underside and opened up […]

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Mrs. World returns her crown after arrest by Sri Lanka police

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Courtesy Miami Herald The reigning Mrs. World has returned her crown of her own accord after she injured the winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant over the Sri Lankan winner’s marital status, organizers said on Wednesday. The woman who ranked second in the contest, Mrs. Ireland Kate Schneider, will be granted the title […]

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Have US sanctions been effective?

Friday, April 16th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran/The Citizen Colombo, April 16:  On Thursday, April 15, US President Joe Biden imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia. The Treasury Department blacklisted six Russian technology companies that supported the cyber program run by Russia’s intelligence services. Eight persons and entities associated with Russia’s actions in Crimea were also sanctioned as were […]

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World powers seek to bring US back into Iran nuclear deal

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Officials from five world powers began a new effort Tuesday to try to bring the United States back into the foundering 2015 nuclear deal they signed with Iran, a delicate diplomatic dance that needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran. The meeting in Vienna of envoys from Russia, […]

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As Pandemic Threatens Restaurants, Charities Battling Hunger Offer a Lifeline

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

by SONIA PAUL Courtesy The San Francisco Public Press With food insecurity predating COVID-19, nonprofit groups see opportunity in subsidizing hybrid business models during the crisis Some restaurants have altered their business model to help feed the poor in the face of coronavirus restrictions. Tilly Tsang, former owner of Washington Bakery, prepares dinner plates of pumpkin […]

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Video evidence of ‘massacre’ by UK special forces in Afghanistan mysteriously VANISHES – report

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Courtesy RT Video allegedly showing a rogue” SAS unit committing war crimes in Afghanistan has supposedly disappeared, as an investigation into the squad’s alleged massacres” has been plagued by missing evidence and silence from witnesses. Saifullah Yar was just 19 when his family were shot dead in an SAS raid on their Afghan village in […]

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Brexit deal is finally done, Boris Johnson announces

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Courtesy The Times (UK) Britain and the European Union struck a Brexit deal today that will define their relationship for decades to come. After 24 hours of last-minute haggling over fishing quotas, Boris Johnson hailed the agreement as a great treaty” which allowed the UK to take back control of our destiny” and resolve a question that […]

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Pandemic-hit American poor resort to shoplifting

Friday, December 11th, 2020

By Abha Bhattarai and Hannah Denham Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Washington, December 10 (The Washington Post): Early in the pandemic, Joo Park noticed a worrisome shift at the market he manages near downtown Washington: At least once a day, he’d spot someone slipping a package of meat, a bag of rice or other food into a shirt […]

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‘Idols, sculptures forbidden in Islam’

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Star Clerics, mostly Hefajat leaders, issue ‘fatwa’; DUTA demands stern action against those opposing Bangabandhu’s sculpture A press conference was held at the Dhaka Reporters Unity, organised under the banner of Top Ulama Mashayekhs of the country”, on Thursday, December 3, 2020. Photo: CollectedStaff Correspondent A group of clerics, mostly leaders of […]

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Joe Biden is closing in on 270

Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

Courtesy CNN Biden moves closer to the presidency as Trump launches legal challenges Former Vice President Joe Biden has moved to within 17 electoral votes of claiming the presidency by winning the state of Michigan, CNN projects, in the latest twist of a dramatic election clash with President Donald Trump that has left America’s political fate uncertain hours after […]

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Modi playing a high-risk game as he stands firm with US and takes aim at China

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

By Tom Fowdy, a British writer and analyst of politics and international relations with a primary focus on East Asia. Courtesy RT FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrive for their joint news conference at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, India, February 25, 2020 ©  REUTERS / Adnan Abidi Having signed a […]

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President Trump is a horrible person with a horrible record | Opinion

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Andres Oppenheimer,Miami Herald When people ask me why I’m so critical of President Trump, I tell them that it’s not just because — as I discovered first-hand when I interviewed him in 2013 — he’s a horrible human being and a terrible role model for our children. It’s for reasons that go far beyond his […]

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China will be the only major economy to see growth this year as world braces for long recovery from Covid-19 crisis – IMF

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy RT With most of the world facing a deep recession due to the coronavirus pandemic, China will be the only major economy to climb back from the depths of the historic crisis in 2020, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Despite the reopening of economies, global growth is projected to contract by 4.4 […]

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PAKISTAN: Blasphemy as Pretext

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Sanchita Bhattacharya Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management Courtesy SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW On September 8, 2020, a Sessions Court in Lahore, Punjab, sentenced a Christian man, Asif Pervaiz, to death, after convicting him of sending text messages containing blasphemous content”. The court order issued by Additional Sessions Judge Mansoor Ahmad Qureshi said Pervaiz would first […]

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42 blasphemy cases registered in Pakistan in August:

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Naya Daur, September 2, 2020. SOUTH ASIAN DEFENCE REVIEW According to data compiled by a social media user, at least 42 cases pertaining to blasphemy were registered across Pakistan in the month of August. Most of those accused of blasphemy belonged to the Shia community, who have been booked under 295-A and 298 sections of […]

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“Changing to a Presidential system is the best way of ensuring a democracy that works,” says Indian MP Shashi Tharoor

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

By Shashi Tharoor New Delhi, July 25 (The Indian Express)Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The disgraceful political shenanigans the nation has witnessed, most recently in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, and the horse-trading of MLAs to switch allegiances for power and pelf, are not merely an occasion for breast-beating about morality in politics or the opportunism of the […]

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How Canada, the US, and OAS allied to overthrow Morales

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

World News On Nov. 29, 2017, Indigenous socialist president Evo Morales won a legal challenge to modify the Bolivian constitution, to allow Morales to run for a fourth term as the Bolivian president. Two years later, on Oct. 25, 2019, the winner of Bolivia’s presidential election was announced. Evo Morales won 47 per cent of the vote, while […]

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Australian minister slams SL asylum seeker family for ’wasting $10m of taxpayer money’

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has told a Sri Lankan family fighting deportation from Australia to give up and go home. The minister said the family-of-four, who are detained on Christmas Island, has cost the taxpayer $10million which could have been spent on Australians. Priya and Nades Murugappan came to […]

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