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Suu Kyi denies Myanmar genocide allegations at top UN court

THE HAGUE, December 11, AP/UNB – Myanmar’s former pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday denied that her country’s armed forces committed genocide against the Rohingya minority, telling the U.N.’s top court that the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Muslims was the unfortunate result of a battle with insurgents. Read More »

Stop genocide, Suu Kyi told at Int’l Court of Justice

The Hague, December 10, 2019 – Twenty-eight years to the day after Aung San Suu Kyi’s husband and sons accepted her Nobel Peace Prize while she remained under house arrest in Myanmar, the former pro-democracy icon appeared in a United Nations court ready to defend her country’s army from allegations of committing genocide against the Rohingya minority. Read More »

World Anti-Doping Agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

The Russian flag and national anthem were banned from next year’s Tokyo Olympics and other major sports events for four years on Monday. Russia’s hosting of world championships in Olympic sports also face being stripped after the World Anti-Doping Agency executive committee approved a full slate of recommended sanctions as punishment for state authorities tampering with a Moscow laboratory database. ... Read More »

All eyes on Hague; hearing on Myanmar genocide begins

The hearing on genocide by Myanmar against Rohingyas is all set to begin at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday in The Hague, Netherlands as the Gambia asked the top UN court to urgently order measures “to stop Myanmar’s genocidal conduct.” Bosnia and Herzegovina had asked for provisional measures when filing its Genocide Convention case against the Federal ... Read More »

A girl found dead in the capital might be a rape victim

Dhaka, Dec 6 – A girl, found dead on Wednesday night in a lane on the Circular Road in Malibagh area of Dhaka might have been raped before being killed, said a forensic doctor after an autopsy on Friday. Sohel Mahmud, head of the Dhaka Medical College Forensic Medicine Department, told reporters that her hands, legs, waist and spinal cord ... Read More »

Yazidi still hears brothers before IS kills them in Iraq

DHAKA, NOVEMBER 27, 2019 – A survivor of the mass slaughter of the Yazidi minority in Iraq five years ago told the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday that he still hears his brothers and nephews calling his name before they were killed by Islamic State extremists — and he hears the screams of his wife and three daughters when the ... Read More »

3 JMB militant outfit men to die for murder in C’Nawabganj

Dhaka, Nov 25 – A court here on Monday sentenced three members of banned militant outfit Jama’atulMujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) to death and four others to life term imprisonment for killing a man in 2012. The condemned convicts are—Sanwar Hossain, Jahangir Alam of Nachole Upazila and Abdus Shukur of Gomostapur Upazila. The lifers are—Shamsul Alam, Saiful Islam, Mohammad Shamim of Gomostapur ... Read More »