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IS releases new audio, purportedly of its leader al-Baghdadi

Beirut, Aug 23 : The Islamic State group has released a new militant audio recording, purportedly of its shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his first in almost a year. In the audio, al-Baghdadi — whose whereabouts and fate remain unknown — urges followers to “persevere” and continue fighting the group’s enemies everywhere. The 54-minute audio entitled “Give Glad Tidings to ...

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UNHCR envoy Blanchett to brief UNSC on Rohingya issues Aug 28

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett talking to a Rohingya woman in Cox’s Bazar recently. Dhaka, Mar 24 : UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and actor Cate Blanchett will brief United Nations Security Council on Tuesday (August 28). Her goal is to draw attention to the plight and resilience of Rohingyas she met in Bangladesh recently, UK office at the UN and UN ...

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Only balanced politics can build autocracy-free Bangladesh: B Chy

Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury. Photo: Collected Dhaka, Aug 23 : Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury on Thursday said only ‘balanced politics’ can build an autocracy-free Bangladesh. BDB president came up with the remarks while exchanging Eid greetings with party leaders and activists at its central office in the city’s Kuril Bishwaroad area. “The ...

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BNP trying to save Aug 21 killers: Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu. File Photo. Kushtia, Aug 23 : Information Minister Hasanul Haque Inu on Wednesday claimed that BNP and its allies started talking about the verdict in the August 21 grenade attack in a bid to save the real killers. The minister came up with the observation while talking to reporters at his residence at Bheramara here in ...

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Int’l efforts needed to ensure education of 500,000 Rohingya kids: Unicef

Displaced Rohingya people at a makeshift camp in Kutupalong, Cox’s Bazar. file photo Cox’s Bazar, Aug 23 : International efforts are urgently needed to prevent over half a million Rohingya children from falling prey to despair and frustration in Cox’s Bazar district as they are being denied the chance of a proper education, said Unicef on Thursday. In a report ...

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Eid-ul-Azha celebrated

Photo: Children exchange greetings after the Eid-ul-Azha congregation at National Eidgah in Dhaka on Saturday, August 22, 2018. Dhaka, Aug 22 : Muslims throughout the country on Wednesday celebrated Eid-ul-Azha with the sacrifice of animals and the distribution of the meat among neighbours, family members, and the poor. On their second largest religious festival, well-off Muslims sacrificed animals in commemoration ...

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Microsoft uncovers more Russian attacks ahead of midterms

Dhaka, Aug 21 : Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look ...

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Actress Nawshaba gets bail

A Dhaka court on Tuesday granted bail to actress Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed in a case filed under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act.   Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Debabrata Biswas granted the bail upon a bond of TK 5,000 after hearing on a bail petition, said Sub-inspector Mokbul Hossain, general recording officer of the court.  On Monday, Metropolitan Magistrate Mahmuda ...

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Muslims celebrate Eid ul-Azha as pilgrims conduct Hajj

Photo : Muslims offer Eid al-Azha prayers outside al-Seddik mosque in Cairo Muslims across the world are celebrating the festival of Eid ul-Azha, which coincides with the final rites of the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.   While many will celebrate on Tuesday, millions of others, including in South Asia, will celebrate the start of the religious holiday the day after.  ...

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Timing of Rohingya return depends on Bangladesh: Suu Kyi

Photo: Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives for a lecture titled “Myanmar’s Democratic Transition: Challenges and Way Forward” at the 43rd Singapore Lecture organized by the ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute on Tuesday. Singapore, Aug 21 : Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is difficult to put a time frame on the return to Rakhine state of ethnic ...

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