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China, Headline, India »

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A three-month standoff between Chinese and Indian troops in a remote corner of the Himalayas ended this week with both sides agreeing to withdraw. Beijing is claiming victory, but this is face-saving bravado. New Delhi successfully repulsed a Chinese attempt to assert control over the disputed region.
In June China quietly began construction of a road across the Doklam Plateau, an area that Indian ally Bhutan also claims. The area overlooks the Siliguri Corridor, a stretch of territory 27 kilometers wide at its narrowest point that leads to the country’s landlocked …

PAK US AFGHAN TIES »

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by Anwar Iqbal in Dawn, September 01, 2017
WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has held back previously promised military aid of $255 million to Pakistan by attaching new conditions which, the State Department says, will allow it to review the level of its cooperation with Islamabad before making new commitments.
“The Department notified Congress on August 30 of our intent to obligate $255 million in FY 2016 Foreign Military Financing for Pakistan. At the same time, the Department is placing a pause on spending those funds and on allocating them to any specific …

China, Featured »

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By JAVIER C. HERNÁNDEZ
BEIJING — The Chinese Communist Party will hold a once-every-five-years leadership reshuffle in October, the state-run news media reported on Thursday, confirming the date of a closely watched meeting that will serve as a test of President Xi Jinping’s power.
About 2,300 delegates, including senior officials, will meet in Beijing for a party congress on Oct. 18, according to news reports. They are expected to confirm Mr. Xi for a second five-year term and to appoint a new cohort of officials under him.
Mr. Xi, already one of the …

Bangladesh, Featured »

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by Arifur Rahman Rabbi in Dhaka Tribune, Sept 01, 2017
Banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahidin Bangladesh’s (JMB) Sarwar-Tamim Group is now active as Brigade Ad-Dar-e-Kutni, according to Rapid Action Battalion (RAB).
A high-level leader of the group, Imam Mehedi Hassan, was responsible for recruiting members and finance, and radicalising young men and preparing them for hizrat (breaking off old ties to walk the path towards God) before the militant attack in Holey Artisan Bakery, RAB said, adding that he is now leading the new group.
Three members of this faction had been arrested …

Bangladesh »

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by Anwar Hussain in Dhaka Tribune, September 01, 2017
Chittagong: Hefazat-e-Islam chief Shah Ahmed Shafi has said it is the moral responsibility of all Muslims around the world to stand by the persecuted Rohingya people in Myanmar.
Issuing a press statement yesterday, he made a clarion call to the Myanmar government to stop its campaign of assault on Rohingya Muslims.
Myanmar’s army has been killing unarmed women, children and elderly people through a systematic, premeditated and planned genocide against the Rohingyas, Shafi said.
He added: “The mass killings in Myanmar have broken all previous …

Bangladesh »

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report in Dhaka Tribune, Sept 1, 2017
Two people have been injured in a blast at a building in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj district.
The injured are Ibrahim, 21, and Aynal, 30.
Rupganj police station Sub-Inspector Rubel told the Dhaka Tribune: “The explosion took place around 3am on Friday. We think it was a bomb blast.
“The injured have been admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital. They sustained 50% burn injuries in the explosion.”
Owner of the building–Comilla House– Abul Khayer came to Bangladesh from Kuwait to celebrate Eid with his family on August 22, …