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The Son Has Turned Black

The Son Has Turned Black

There is an interesting theory about China: that it follows a policy of de-securitisation particularly for water related issues. It means, China shifts the matter from a security issue towards a political issue. It is happening once again with India and it is China’s way of maintaining a semblance of stability with India and Bangladesh, […]

Bangladesh Proposes International Safe-Zone in Myanmar

Bangladesh Proposes International Safe-Zone in Myanmar

The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), that since August have raided a number of Myanmar police posts creating a bloodbath of fighting, signed into agreement on September ten to a month-long ceasefire on the military so that more urgent humanitarian issues and aid could reach civilians. In this article, The AsiaN offers to readers a […]

Women in political leadership: Bangladesh a unique model

Women in political leadership: Bangladesh a unique model

Bangladesh has become a unique example of women leadership in politics. One may not find such record in other countries in the globe since women were given political rights to vote and stand in elections more than 100 years ago. Bangladesh has been run by two women political leaders: Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia for […]

Persecution of Rohingyas disturbs Bangladesh

Persecution of Rohingyas disturbs Bangladesh

by Shafiqul Bashar – President, AJA Bangladesh Chapter DHAKA (Bangladesh): While the persecution by Myanmar army continues in Rakhine State, thousands of Rohingya Muslims thronged the Bangladesh border in their attempt to infiltrate into this country for shelter. Hundreds of Rohingyas are floating in dozens of wooden boats in the Naf River at the border […]

Xi Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh of historic significance

Xi Jinping’s visit to Bangladesh of historic significance

Liu Hui (People’s Daily) Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Bangladesh, the first tour to this South Asian country by a Chinese President in 30 years, will serve as a milestone in China-Bangladesh ties, experts said ahead of Xi’s trip. Ye Hailin, director of the Center of South Asia Studies with the Chinese Academy […]

Bangladesh Faces Terror

Bangladesh Faces Terror

While the people of Bangladesh are in the grip of panic and anxiety following the gruesome terrorist attack in the capital city Dhaka, the government has tightened security measures all over the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the authorities of all the 64 districts of the country to form committees everywhere to trace […]

RSF says 110 journalists killed in 2015, calls UN to take action

RSF says 110 journalists killed in 2015, calls UN to take action

According to Reporters Without Borders (RSF), a total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, many of whom died in war zones but the majority were killed in supposedly peaceful countries. Sixty-seven journalists were killed in the line of duty, RSF stated in its annual roundup. It listed war-torn Iraq and Syria as […]

Young women begin wearing spring clothing as it gets warm in Nanjing, China

Young women begin wearing spring clothing as it gets warm in Nanjing, China

Combo photo taken on March 5, 2013, shows young women wearing spring clothing as temperature rises in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. <Xinhua/NEWSis/Li Xiang>

Thai Buddhist Monks Protest Against Muslim Attacks On Temples In Bangladesh

Thai Buddhist Monks Protest Against Muslim Attacks On Temples In Bangladesh

About 100 Buddhist monks stage a peaceful demonstration to call for an end to attacks against Buddhist communities in Bangladesh in front of the United Nations regional office in Bangkok on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012. About 1,000 Buddhist families fled their villages in Bangladesh after rioters burned at least 10 Buddhist temples and 40 homes […]

Rohginya Muslims In Myanmar Escape To Bangladesh

Rohginya Muslims In Myanmar Escape To Bangladesh

A Rohingya Muslim family who fled Myanmar to Bangladesh to escape religious violence sits at a shelter provided by local people in Taknaf, Bangladesh, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Bangladesh on Tuesday turned away three boats carrying 1,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in neighboring Myanmar, bringing to 1,500 the number of refugees blocked in recent days, […]

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