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The Middle East Syndrome: Come tomorrow!

February 3, 2013

By Syed Neaz Ahmad The writer has spent many years teaching in the Middle East. Here he takes a look back at the practice of ’don’t do anything today if you can delay it until tomorrow’! EVERY week my cluttered desk, my bursting-at-seams shoulder bag and my over worked laptop presents a sad state –...
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Burmese Muslims Stateless at home and no refuge elsewhere!

January 24, 2013
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By Syed Neaz Ahmad Dhaka: THEY are thought to be the world’s most persecuted refugees. It is also argued that they are one of the most forgotten too. In Jeddah prison I saw and met hundreds of inmates from Burma. Thousands of Burmese Muslims from Arakan – often called Rohingyas – were offered a...
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Human Trafficking: High profit – low risk business or homicide of Humanity

December 28, 2012
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A group of Bangladeshi women who were illegally taken into India was forced into prostitution in the Indian cities of Mumbai and Pune, BBC revealed. All of these people were transported away from the communities in which they lived and forcing them to work against their will using violence, deception or coercion. People are trafficked both...
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Lionel Messi’s Magical Mania For Goals – By Talal Zaber

December 28, 2012
Lionel Messi’s Magical Mania For Goals – By Talal Zaber

Bleacher report which is an American sports website has recently published a report on a footballer who has been grabbing all the headlines. So maybe you’ve heard of this guy Lionel Messi. Not a bad footballer, that one. And not a bad 2012 for the 25-year-old from Rosario, Argentina. During the calendar year, Leo scored a record...
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Bangladesh gets $200 Million in development assistance from USAID

October 13, 2012
Bangladesh gets $200 Million in development assistance from USAID

US ambassador to Bangladesh Dan W Mozena and USAID Bangladesh Mission director Richard Greene announced the commitment of $200 Million in development assistance for fiscal 2012 at a press conference in Dhaka this week. Dan W Mozena said: “This increase in development assistance emphasises the US’ long-term commitment to co-operate with Bangladesh to reduce...
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“Gaddafi was aided by the CIA, MI5 and MI6″ – Human Rights Watch finds Gaddafi’s archives

September 14, 2012

A well-known human rights organization Human Rights Watch found secret archives of Muammar Gaddafi. It turned out that before 2008, the CIA, MI-5 and MI-6 helped the colonel in catching enemies, locking them in jail and torturing them before transferring them to Tripoli. Is it a scandal? A sensation? A dirty story? And where...
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US Ambassador to Libya killed because of anti-Islamic documentary

September 13, 2012
US Ambassador to Libya killed because of anti-Islamic documentary

The U.S. ambassador to Libya was killed in Benghazi as a result of a missile strike. Three other officers of U.S. diplomatic structures were also killed in the attack. The website of the embassy says that the diplomat’s name was Christopher Stevens. The names and titles of other victims have not been specified yet....
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Indonesia to make visa requirements easier & quicker for Bangladeshis

September 11, 2012
Indonesia to make visa requirements easier & quicker for Bangladeshis

Indonesia has decided to exclude Bangladesh from the list of countries requiring background check and prior approval before issuing visa. Outgoing Indonesian Ambassador Zet Mirzal Zainuddin informed Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni yesterday while called on her that earlier Bangladeshi nationals had to go through a background check by the Indonesian immigration and obtain...
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Salman Rushdie’s novel based movie Midnight’s Children may not be released in India

September 11, 2012
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A new film based on Sir Salman Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children may not be released in India, director Deepa Mehta has said. Mehta told The Hindustan Times that the film, based in India, has yet to find a distributor in the country. She said it would be “a pity if insecure politicians deprive the people of...
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US debt tops 16 trillion dollars – China is the largest foreign owner of ‘Superpower’s’ debt

September 5, 2012
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  The US Treasury Department said that the national debt has topped 16 trillion US dollars (£10.1 trillion), the result of chronic government deficits that have poured more than 50,000 US dollars’ worth of red ink on to federal ledgers for every man, woman and child in the United States. Mr Obama has presided...
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