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Can Russia’s IL-20 be beginning of end for Israeli Hubris?

By Askiah Adam None of us would be cheering on a war that could easily be the absolutely final one if President Putin had not defused the situation while clearly signalling that he holds Israel accountable for downing the Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft even though it was shot down by a Syrian missile. If he did not why would he ... Read More »

Implement Burma-UN deal on Rohingya crisis: PM Hasina

She expects intel community to give due importance to atrocities suffered by Rohingyas New York, Sept 28 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has demanded immediate and effective implementation of the agreement signed between Myanmar and the UN on the solution of the ongoing Rohingya crisis, which is causing immense socioeconomic pressure on Bangladesh as some 1.1 million Rohingyas have taken ... Read More »

Israelis ‘don’t want us to play on our land’

An eight-year-old Palestinian girl from the West Bank has told RT about her encounter with Israeli officers, in which they forcibly took her bike. The girl’s mother says it’s not the first time her children have been attacked by Israelis in the area. “They hurt my foot and hit the bicycle! I was there with the bicycle. I don’t want ... Read More »

U.S. and S.Korea agree to deploy THAAD

The United States and South Korea agreed to deploy a Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery to be operated by U.S. Forces Korea (USKF), it was announced on Friday. The decision, which drew immediate criticism from China, was described as coming in response to North Korea’s increasing threat, characterized by its recent “nuclear test and multiple ballistic missile tests. Read More »

Explosions near Eid congregation kill 4 including 2 policemen

Dhaka – At least four people, including two policemen, were killed and 10-15 others injured in bomb explosions followed by a volley of gunfire near the country’s largest Eid congregation at Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj 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 »

‘Legal basis of Iraq War was far from satisfactory’

The long awaited report of the inquiry into Britain’s role in the US-led Iraq War, released in London early Wednesday questioning the basis of the war that was launched before peaceful options exhausted. John Chilcot, chairman of the British inquiry into the country’s role in the Iraq War, said in releasing the report that Britain joined the invasion of Iraq ... Read More »

Attacker Nibras’ family apologises to all

Dhaka (UNB) – Parents of Nibras Islam, one of the Gulshan terrorist attackers, on Wednesday apologised to the nation, all the people in the world and the bereaved family members who lost their near and dear ones in Bangladesh’s worst ever attack in its capital’s diplomatic zone. They also demanded stern action against those who pushed their children towards the ... Read More »

Two-state solution ‘slipping away:’ UN denounces

The United Nations today condemned Israel for demolishing Palestinians’ homes and advancing plans to build new houses for Israeli settlers, amid the prospect of the two-state solution to the Middle East conflict already “slipping away.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has denounced Israel’s decisions to move forward with new constructions in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, urging Israel to halt ... Read More »

Death toll in Baghdad suicide attack hits 157

Baghdad, July 05 (AP/UNB) – As the death toll from the weekend truck bombing in Baghdad climbed to 157, Iraq’s embattled prime minister ordered new security measures, including abandoning the use of bomb-detection wands that U.S. experts pronounced worthless years ago. But security forces were still using the devices Monday evening, as a string of smaller bombings in the capital ... Read More »

‘We came here to non-Muslims,’ gunmen told hostages

The well-dressed young men entered the trendy restaurant armed with guns, crude bombs and blades. When the 10-hour siege was over, 28 people were dead — including at least one American — and Bangladesh’s attempts to underplay the threat posed by Islamist radicals lay in tatters. The hostage crisis and ensuing commando raid on a popular Dhaka eatery that ended ... Read More »

BD needs national unity to fight back: Security analyst

Dhaka – Bangladesh needs to have a national unity shunning the blame game to fight back and combat the menace, said a renowned global analyst. “There should be a national unity to fight back. Blame game or political point scoring should be shunned,” Prof Ali Riaz, Chair of the Department of Politics and Government at the Illinois State University has ... Read More »

PM firm to find out root of Friday’s attack

Dhaka – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday expressed her firm resolve to find out the root of Friday’s terror attack, UNB news agency reported. “This is very much unfortunate…we’ll find out root of this attack, we’ll figure out who gave arms and explosives to them,” she said. The Prime Minister said this while Japanese State Minister for Foreign Affairs ... Read More »

Army HQ: 20 hostages, 6 attackers, 2 cops killed

Dhaka – A total of 28 people, including 20 hostages, six attackers and two senior police officials were killed in a Gulshan restaurant attack in the city’s diplomatic zone that also left 20 policemen injured, UNB news agency reported. Director (Military Operation) Brig Gen Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury came up with the figure at a press briefing at the Army Headquarters ... Read More »