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By Yang Sheng in Global Times, Sept 14, 2017
Two senior officers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have been given new appointments ahead of the 19th National Congress of Communist Party of China (CPC), the fifth major personnel change within the CPC Central Military Commission in 2017.
According to the PLA Daily, the flagship newspaper of China’s military, Song Puxuan, the former commander of the Northern Theater Command, was appointed as the new head of the CMC Logistical Support Department, while his predecessor Zhao Keshi hosted the logistical meeting in …

Bangladesh »

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report in bdnews24.com, Sept 13, 2017 at 21:37:04.0 BdST
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government is investigating BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s offshore assets.
She spoke about the issue on being asked by Jatiya Party MP Fakhrul Imam on Wednesday about the offshore assets of the BNP leaders, including Khaleda.
Referring to a report of Global Intelligence Network, Imam presented a list of the BNP leaders’ assets abroad.
He said the Zia family have assets worth Tk 12 billion in at least 12 foreign countries.
“The name of the owner of Al …

China, Headline, India »

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by Saibal Dasgupta in the Times of India, Sept 14, 2017
Beijing: China has signalled that it is unhappy with hawks demanding military action against India after the Doklam episode. The government’s views came from a major general of the People’s Liberation Army , who said the anti-India commentators do not have a “clear understanding of China’s strategic positioning“.
“China and India are both neighbours and competitors, but not all competitors must be treated in the toughest way ,“ Maj Gen Qiao Liang, also military strategist, wrote in the Beijing-based Global Times.
Being …

Bangladesh, Headline, Terrorism »

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by Tarek Mahmud in Dhaka Tribune, Sept 14, 2017
The militant outfits both at home and abroad are fishing in troubled waters as they are trying to inspire their followers to go to Myanmar and fight the country’s military in the name of saving the Rohingya people who face brutality at the hands of the Myanmar army.
Highlighting the Rohingya crisis as an important issue, global jihadist groups and several international and native militant outfits have already exchanged such “jihadi” invitations on social media.
Bangladesh’s security specialists fear that the entire region …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN »

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Reuters report in the Nation, Sept 13, 2017
Al Qaeda militants have called for support for Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, who are facing a security crackdown that has sent about 400,000 of them fleeing to Bangladesh, warning that Myanmar would face “punishment” for its “crimes”.
The exodus of Muslim refugees from Buddhist-majority Myanmar was sparked by a fierce security force response to a series of Rohingya militant attacks on police and army posts in the country’s west on August 25.
The militant group behind the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States issued …

AF-PAK /ISIS/TALIBAN, Headline, Pakistan, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

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By Umair Muhammadzai in the Express Tribune, Sept 14, 2017
PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has already lost hundreds of youngsters to the ‘charm’ of the various Taliban groups and factions. Now, it appears the Khorasan franchise of the ultra-extremist group Islamic State (IS) has moved in to tap into this recruitment pool, security officials told Daily Express.
Muhammad is 22. He went to the country’s most prestigious boys’ school – Aitchison College in Lahore. He eventually got a scholarship to study in the United States.
Then, two-and-a-half years into his degree programme, he started showing …