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Fragility, conflict could stop the world from ending poverty

By 2030, up to two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor will live in fragile and conflict-affected situations, threatening to reverse development gains. The World Bank Group’s strategy aims to enhance its effectiveness on the ground by scaling up financing, tailoring operations and deepening partnerships to invest in people, secure peace and promote prosperity. Read More »

Authoritarianism, social inequalities a prelude to conflict

STOCKHOLM, May 17 2019 (IPS) – I want to talk about peacebuilding and inclusive peace. My main point is that peace begins in the minds of people, and people, communities, societies must be allowed to participate in peace for it to be sustainable. Peace means a lot more than just the absence of war. I want to highlight the need for ... Read More »

Two cops among four killed in bomb blast near Sholakia Eidgah

Kishoreganj – At least four people, including two police members, were killed and 10-15 others injured in a bomb explosion followed by a volley of gunfire near the country’s largest Eid congregation at Sholakia Eidgah in Sadar upazila on Thursday morning. The deceased police personnel were identified as constables Johirul and Ansarullah, said superintendent of Kishoreganj police Anwar Hossain Khan. Read More »

Jute mill workers’ strike continues

The indefinite strike enforced by the employees of seven state-owned jute mills in the district to press home their five-point demand entered the ninth day on Tuesday.“The decision whether to continue the strike or not will be taken after a meeting of the jute mill employees with State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam at the ministry in the ... Read More »

Pakistan Children learning disturbing things about other religions

The Easter bombing of civilians in a park in Lahore follows a long rise of religious extremism in Pakistan and a poisoning of public opinion towards minority faiths. The jihadist group that claimed responsibility for Sunday’s suicide bombing said they had targeted Christians, though most of the 72 killed were Muslims. On the same day, thousands of radicals began a ... Read More »

‘AQIS claims responsibility’ for Bangladesh blogger Niloy’s murder

The ‘Bangladesh branch’ of al-Qaeda in Indian Sub-continent (AQIS) has claimed responsibility for the murder of blogger Niladri Chatterjee Niloy in Dhaka. An e-mail, sent to the media from [email protected], claimed credit some four hours after the killing on Friday. In the past, a purported Twitter account of AQIS claimed responsibilities for the killings of bloggers Avijit Roy and Ananta ... Read More »

Bangladesh blogger Niloy Neel hacked to death in Dhaka

A Bangladeshi blogger known for his secular views has been hacked to death by a gang armed with machetes in the capital Dhaka, police say. Niloy Neel was attacked at his home in the city’s Goran area. He is the fourth secularist blogger to have been killed this year by suspected Islamist militants in Bangladesh. Read More »

Tennesse attack: Gunman Abdulazeez ‘sent war text’

The night before a gunman killed five US service personnel in Tennessee, he sent a text message linking to a religious verse about “declaring war”, reports say. Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez also spoke out against conflicts in the Middle East, according to the Reuters agency. Police have said his motives are still being investigated. Read More »

Gunman shoots dead 4 Marines at Tennessee Navy facility

The gunman who shot and killed four Marines Thursday during two attacks at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a law enforcement source confirmed to Fox News. Abdulazeez, 24, was born in Kuwait, a U.S. official told Fox. It was not immediately clear if he was a U.S. or Kuwaiti citizen. He was reported ... Read More »

Warehouse strike threatens Yemen aid delivery

Beirut – An airstrike by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition that destroyed a humanitarian aid warehouse in northern Yemen on April 18, 2015, was an apparent violation of the laws of war. The attack in Saada killed at least one unidentified man outside the facility of the international aid organization Oxfam, which had provided the building’s coordinates to the coalition to ... Read More »