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The fight for Mosul efforts to bridge between Sunni and Shia

The Iraqi military and security forces are predominantly Shia, but Sunnis have a significant presence in the ranks. Reports of excesses against Sunni civilians have been negligible The Mosul district of Gogjali was captured from the Islamic State group weeks ago. So the commander of Iraqi troops here was alarmed when a surprise attack by militants sparked an hour-long gun ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan threatens EU with new migrant influx

The threat came a day after the European Parliament angered Ankara by backing a freeze in EU accession talks, already hit by alarm over its crackdown in the wake of the July 15 failed coup President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Friday to open Turkey’s borders to allow migrants to reach the EU, in a move that would tear up a ...

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Bangladesh briefs foreign diplomats on Rohingya influx concerns

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has told Dhaka-based diplomats about the government’s concerns over the influx of Rakhine Muslims into Bangladesh despite the border guards’ efforts to stop the flow. He briefed them on the evolving situation in Myanmar and Bangladesh-Myanmar relations at State Guest House Padma on Thursday. Ambassadors, high commissioners, heads of diplomatic missions, including the USA, EU, ...

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Child marriage : Sultana Kamal condemns marriage prevention bill

The National Committee chairman of Amrao Pari Paribarik Nirjatan Pratirodh Jote, Sultana Kamal, has condemned the cabinet decision that approved the child marriage prevention bill with discrepancies. She also demanded the parliament scrap the draft bill. At a news conference held at National Press Club on Friday, Sultana said the special provision to allow marriage of girls before 18 would increase ...

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Myanmar crisis sparks Muslim protests in Asian capitals

Angry Muslim protesters took to the streets from Jakarta to Dhaka on Friday to denounce Myanmar over allegations of indiscriminate killing and rape in a military crackdown on the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Around 5,000 Bangladeshi Muslims demonstrated in the capital Dhaka after Friday prayers, with hundreds more protesting in Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Bangkok to accuse Myanmar of ethnic cleansing and genocide in ...

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PM to fly Hungary Sunday, 4 MoUs to be signed

  Bangladesh and Hungary are likely to sign four Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming visit to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The Prime Minister is scheduled to fly to Hungary on Sunday morning on a three-day official visit at the invitation of Hungarian President Dr János Áder to join Budapest Water Summit 2016 (BWS) to ...

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‘They raped us one by one,’ says Rohingya woman who fled Myanmar

 The brutal gang rape that Habiba and her sister endured is a story that is becoming depressingly familiar among the thousands of Rohingya refugees fleeing to Bangladesh to escape the violence of Myanmar’s soldiers. ‘They tied both of us to the bed and raped us one by one,’ said 20-year-old Habiba, who has now found shelter with a Rohingya refugee ...

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Ragib Ali sent to jail

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ummay Saraban Tahura passed the order after hearing the bail petition on Thursday. A Sylhet court has sent Bangladeshi business tycoon Ragib Ali to jail, rejecting his bail plea for two cases filed against him. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ummay Saraban Tahura passed the order after hearing the bail petition on Thursday. Ragib Ali fled across ...

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Industrialist Ragib Ali Arrested in India

Indian immigration police arrested industrialist Ragib Ali from Karimganj district of Assam on Thursday, a fugitive accused in two cases filed over grabbing land of an endowment property of Tarapur Tea Estate here. Sugyan Chakma, assistant superintendent of Sylhet District Police, said Indian immigration police arrested Ragib Ali due to expiry of his visa. However, the process to hand over ...

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139 LLP schemes ready for operation in Sylhet Dist

One hundred and thirty nine schemes of Low Lift Pumps (LLPs) under the Minor Irrigation Development Programme are ready for operation in the next dry season in Sylhet district. Besides, three deep tubewells would also be put into operation, official sources informed. The government had to spend about Tk 230 million for the said schemes which will help produce 12,000 ...

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