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N Korea likely tested new ballistic missile Friday

U.S. and South Korea set to conduct ‘additional detailed analysis,’ statement says Oliver Hotham August 2nd, 2019 – North Korea is believed to have tested a “new-type” of short-range ballistic missile (SRBM) on Friday morning, South Korea’s Blue House said in a statement following a meeting of its National Crisis Management Center. Read More »

Targeting Iran

By Chandra Muzaffar A dangerous flashpoint has emerged in world politics at the moment. There is widespread fear that the United States and its allies might launch a military operation against Iran at any time. A US aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers are already deployed in the region. The alleged sabotage of four oil tankers, two of them Saudi, and ... Read More »

UK defense chief fired over Huawei leaks, denies role

London, May 2 (AP/UNB) — British Prime Minister Theresa May summarily fired Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson Wednesday after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. He denied any involvement in the leak. An investigation was launched last week after newspapers reported that Britain’s National Security Council, which meets in private, had agreed ... Read More »

Russia warns US, South Korea over missiles; China calls in envoys

China has summoned US and South Korean envoys in a show of protest against their agreement on the deployment of a missile system on the Korean Peninsula, while Russia warns the two sides of “irreparable consequences.” On Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a news briefing in Beijing that American and South Korean ambassadors were summoned to ... Read More »

BDR turned into cat from Tiger: Khaleda

Dhaka – BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Thursday alleged that Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), now BGB, has been turned into a cat from a tiger. “As BDR has been wakened, Myanmar border guards (Nasaka) showed their audacity in intruding inside the Bangladesh territory. And the border killing are increasing,” she said while speaking at an iftar and doa mahfil at a ... Read More »

Gun industry describes mass shootings like Orlando “big opportunity”

In recent corporate presentations, leading gun makers celebrated the fact that consumers bought more firearms because of the December terrorist attack in San Bernardino. And, prior to the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando on Saturday night, executives were telling investors to expect another big bump — because of the upcoming elections, according to World News Reports. The surge ... Read More »

Huda to back 14-party alliance programmes: Nasim

The Nazmul Huda-led Trinamool BNP from now on will express solidarity with and join programmes to be announced by the Awami League-led 14-party alliance. Ruling alliance coordinator and Awami League presidium member Mohammed Nasim came up with the disclosure at a press briefing after a meeting of the combine at AL president’s Dhanmondi political office here on Monday. Dhaka, UNB ... Read More »

Khaleda deserves death sentence for killing people: Inu

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will have to be condemned to death for burning people to death in the name of a movement as Jamaat leaders were sentenced to death for their war crimes, said Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Sunday. He came up with the remarks while speaking at a mass rally at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital. ... Read More »

EU satellite sheds light on North Korean nuclear test

Eurasia Review Data from the EU’s Sentinel 1-A satellite has revealed both upward and downward rock movements in the region where North Korea has been conducting its nuclear tests. Using images taken from a European radar satellite, researchers have learned more about how the ground shifted following North Korea’s mysterious nuclear test in January. According to reports from North Korea’s ... Read More »

Cargo owners call off strike

The cargo owners who went on an indefinite strike demanding rational fixation of workers minimum wage withdrew their strike on Monday upon the government’s assurance of meeting their demand. “As Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan have assured us that a committee, headed by an additional secretary, will soon fix workers’ wage rationally we have withdrawn our strike,” said Cargo Owners’ Association ... Read More »