Bangladesh Presses Myanmar on Rohingya Issue

NewsWorld365 - November 23, 2016

Bangladesh has summoned the ambassador of Myanmar to express “deep concern” at a military operation that has forced thousands of minority Rohingya Muslims to flee border villages. The foreign ministry said “desperate people” were entering from its neighbour, seeking safety and shelter. Bangladesh has stepped up border patrols and sent many Rohingya back. Myanmar denies reports that its soldiers have burned down villages and killed those who return. In a statement, Bangladesh’s foreign ministry said it had asked Myanmar – formerly known as Burma – to “ensure the integrity of its border” and to stop the influx of people from […]

27 officials promoted to additional DIG

NewsWorld365 - February 24, 2016

Newsworld desk: In a major upgradation exercise in the police department, 27 police officials have been promoted to Additional Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police. According to a gazette notification issued by the Home Ministry on Tuesday evening, the 27 officials — Superintendent of Police — were made additional DIG, reports UNB. The notification said SP of Tourist Police AKM Awlad Hossain , Deputy Commissioner (DC) of CMP Masud Ul Hasan, DC of DMP Masudur Rahman Bhuiyan, AIG of Police Headquarters Md Nazrul Islam, SP of Industrial Police Md Sayedur Rahman, DC of CMP Kusum Dewan, SP of Chapainawabganj Bashir […]

India executes convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon 

NewsWorld365 - July 30, 2015

India yesterday executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for conspiring in the nation’s deadliest attack, a series of blasts that killed hundreds in Mumbai more than two decades ago. Memon was hanged at Nagpur jail in the western state of Maharashtra on his 53rd birthday after India’s president and Supreme Court rejected 11th-hour appeals for clemency. “It is complete. Yakub Memon was hanged today at 7:00am,” Nagpur police sub-inspector RV Halami told AFP. Memon, a former accountant, was convicted of plotting a series of co-ordinated bomb attacks that rocked India’s financial capital Mumbai in March 1993, killing 257 people and […]

Turkey bombs PKK camps in northern Iraq

NewsWorld365 - July 29, 2015

  Turkey began bombing PKK camps in northern Iraq last Friday in what government officials have said was a response to a series of killings of police officers and soldiers blamed on the Kurdish militant group. The Iraqi government condemned the attack as “a dangerous escalation and an assault on Iraqi sovereignty”. In a statement posted on the website of the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, Baghdad called on Turkey to avoid further escalation and seek a resolution to the crisis On Tuesday, fighter jets also bombed PKK targets in the south-eastern Turkish province of Şırnak, bordering Iraq, after an attack […]

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Mullah Omar: Taliban leader ‘died in Pakistan in 2013′ Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s security services says. Abdul Hassib Seddiqi told the BBC’s Afghan Service that Mullah Omar had died of health problems at a hospital in Pakistan. Afghanistan’s government says information on his death is “credible”. The latest reports of Mullah Omar’s death are being taken more seriously than previous such reports. The Taliban is expected to issue a statement soon. Sources at the Taliban’s two main councils in Quetta and Peshawar in Pakistan told the BBC they were in […]

Turkey says Kurdish peace process impossible

NewsWorld365 - July 28, 2015

Turkey says Kurdish peace process impossible as Nato meets The president of Turkey,  Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said it is impossible to continue a peace process with Kurdish militants and urged parliament to strip politicians with links to “terrorist groups” of their immunity from prosecution. His comments came as Nato envoys met in Brussels to discuss the crisis in Syria and Iraq in a special session requested by Turkey. “It is not possible for us to continue the peace process with those who threaten our national unity and brotherhood,” Erdoğan told a news conference in Ankara before departing for an official […]

NK rules out nuclear deal, says weapons ‘not a plaything’

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North Korea would never enter Iran-style talks over ending its nuclear weapons program, its ambassador to China said Tuesday, declaring its arsenal “not a plaything” to be haggled over. In a rare press conference at the country’s embassy in Beijing, Ji Jae Ryong told reporters: “We are not interested at all in dialogue to discuss the issue of freezing or dismantling our nukes unilaterally first. The [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] is a nuclear weapons state both in name and in reality.” He added: “The nuclear deterrence of the DPRK is not a plaything to be put on the negotiating […]

Putin says FIFA’s Sepp deserves a Nobel prize

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested FIFA boss Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his running of the soccer organization, which is currently embroiled in a multi-million-dollar corruption scandal. The landmark case being pursued by U.S. prosecutors and alleging decades of bribes at the sporting governing body will also investigate the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups — which FIFA awarded to Russia and Qatar respectively. In an interview with Swiss state-run broadcaster RTS late Monday, Putin said people such as Blatter “deserve special attention and gratitude from public organizations” because they make an “enormous humanitarian […]

Supreme Court cancels BNP leaders’ bail

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The Supreme Court canceled bail for three BNP leaders and asked them to surrender before a lower court within a week in 52 separate violence cases yesterday. The High Court had granted bail to BNP standing committee member MK Anwar, Adviser to chairperson Abdul Awal Mintoo and Joint Secretary General Aman Ullah Aman. The cases were filed against them with different police stations in and outside Dhaka during the movement enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance after January 5. Scrapping the bail a four-member bench of Appellate Division headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha yesterday told the concerned lower courts […]

Saudi Arabia accuses Iran of making threats to neighbors

NewsWorld365 - July 27, 2015
Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir speaks during a joint news conference with his Jordanian counterpart Nasser Judeh at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Amman, Jordan, July 9, 2015. REUTERS/Majed Jaber

  Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Monday accused Iran of making threats against Riyadh’s ally, Bahrain, which he said showed that the Islamic republic was harboring hostile designs against its Middle Eastern neighbors. Speaking at a joint news conference with visiting European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, Jubeir said Saudi Arabia had raised the issue with her. He said the comments showed that Tehran was intervening in its neighbors’ internal affairs. “It does not represent the desire of a state for good neighborly relations but that of a state which has aspirations in the region and which carried […]

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