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Forced marriage, organ trafficking rife in Asia Pacific – II

By Neena Bhandari The Asia Pacific region predominates in the numbers of victims of modern slavery. The region had 55 percent of the victims of forced marriage worldwide. This is the second of a 2-part series on trafficking and modern slavery in the Asia Pacific region. SYDNEY, Australia, 2020 (IPS) – A single mother, Mai (name changed) had the responsibility ... Read More »

Covid-19 has increased children’s exposure to traffickers

By Tasneem Tayeb Jun 16 2020 – With Covid-19 bringing economic activities across nations to a halt, more and more people are being pushed into poverty. Job losses, business losses and farming losses, leading to economic stress, are pushing many to the fringes of poverty. And as families are being rendered helpless, the worst sufferers are invariably the children. Read More »

American traumas

by Karin Pettersson on 8th June 2020 @AB_Karin Karin Pettersson explores the deep faultlines of unexpurgated racism tearing the United States apart. In 50 years, will the United States still exist? Or will the union have been pulled apart—in a peaceful or, at worst, a violent and bloody process? Read More »

Three Sons arrested for abandoning mother

Police arrested three men from Janiar Bagan area of Sadar upazila on Monday for abandoning their 80-year-old mother on the day of Eid-ul-Fitr. They are — Abdur Razzak, Moazzem Hossain and Mozamel Haque, sons of late Nur Mohammad Mollah and Chharitunnesa. Locals said they found Chharitunnesa abandoned beside the Joyurhat-Akkelpur road and called 999. Police rushed to the spot and ... Read More »

Khashoggi’s sons forgive Saudi killers

The family of slain Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi announced Friday they have forgiven his Saudi killers, giving legal reprieve to the five government agents who’d been sentenced to execution. “We, the sons of the martyr Jamal Khashoggi, announce that we forgive those who killed our father as we seek reward from God Almighty,” wrote one of his sons, Salah ... Read More »