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Letter criticising envoy ‘comes at a difficult time’: by Anwar Iqbal in Dawn, August 30th, 2017
WASHINGTON: A scathing letter allegedly written by a former Pakistani envoy to the country’s ambassador in Washington comes at a time when the embassy is busy countering a slew of statements, articles and TV talks targeting the country.
“Discrediting [Paki­stan’s] Ambassador [to the United States] Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry at a time when he is dealing with a very difficult situation is no service to Pakistan,” said a senior diplomatic observer in Washington. “It will definitely not …

Bangladesh, Featured »

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The National Human Rights Commission yesterday expressed concern over the recent incidents of enforced disappearance and abduction and asked the government to find the victims and return them to their families immediately.
It also urged the authorities concerned to take necessary steps in this regard so that repetition of such incidents could be prevented, said a press release of the NHRC.
The rights body yesterday held a discussion on some incidents of reported enforced disappearance and abduction.
It asked the authorities concerned to submit a report after investigating the abduction of Aniruddha Kumar …

Headline, Terrorism »

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By Myo Myo and James Hookway in The Wall St Journal, Aug 30, 2017
YANGON, Myanmar—Myanmar security forces Tuesday stepped up their claims that Muslim militants were hoping to take advantage of the turmoil in the West of the country by establishing an Islamic state there, and alleged that international aid groups were assisting them.
The country has come under widespread criticism for its heavy-handed response to a series of attacks on Friday, when a small group of ethnic-Rohingya insurgents launched what they called a pre-emptive strike against security forces in northern …