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Calls for strong Nepal-Bangladesh ties, connectivity

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Diplomats, experts and officials have called for maximising trade and investment opportunities by enhancing connectivity between Ne

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Anti-Bangladesh and anti-Muslim mindset may increase

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Imtiaz Ahmed, professor of international relations, Dhaka UniversityDhaka University’s professor of international relations, Imtiaz Ahmed, talks to Prothom Alo’s AKM Zakaria about the geo-politics of this region, Indo-China relations, Bangladesh’s stance in the competition between these two countries, and the recent controversial statement of the I

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India’s Regional Integration Plans all Hinge on Bangladesh

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India doesn’t have a single regional integration plan that excludes Bangladesh, thus making Dhaka the most prized of New Delhi’s neighborhood partners. This analysis will highlight the institutional integration dependency that India has on Bangladesh, while the second part will raise awareness about how Bangladesh can leverage this state of affairs to its benefit a

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Bangladesh between Sino-Indian Friction in South Asia

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  Bangladesh's trade and commerce ministry should focus on the trade deficit. Specifically, it must change its submissive attitudes towards India and China. Right

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Wake Up Bangladesh, It’s Time For A Foreign Policy! by Taj Hashmi

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To some, the title of my column today might be utterly ridiculous, as it suggests it’s time for Bangladesh to have a foreign policy. They might raise eyebrows at my suggestion that, Bangladesh is going without any foreign policy, since 2009. To them, Bangladesh has a sound foreign policy under a seasoned career diplomat as Foreign Minister, and an internationally renowned scholar as the P

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China proposes peace process for Rohingya crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh

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China’s proposals are pragmatic, humane, respectful and hold the potential for long term multilateral benefits. The first element of the peace plan called for an intensification of the existing ceasefire, while phase two called for the orderly return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar. These refugees had fled to neighbouring Bangladesh in the midst of a local conflict between Buddhists

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China’s FM to visit Bangladesh, Myanmar to mediate in Rohingya crisis

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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi will head to Myanmar and Bangladesh this weekend in a bid to shore up Beijing’s influence in the region and mediate in the deepening Rohingya refugee crisis. The visit comes amid mounting international criticism of Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi who has failed to resolve the humanitarian crisis, which has seen more than 600,000 Rohin

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Pakistan concerned as Bangladesh hands six JI leaders death penalty

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The Foreign Office (FO) expressed Pakistan’s reservations over the death sentences handed to six Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leaders by Bangladesh’s International Crimes Tribunal for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 war. According to media, the six men were identified as Abu Saleh Muhammad Abdul Aziz Mia, Ruhul Amin, Abu Muslim Muhammad Ali, Abdul Latif, Na

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Bangladesh 2016/2017 - Amnesty International Report

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Amnesty International Report: Armed groups claiming to act in the name of Islam killed dozens of people in targeted attacks, including foreign nationals, secular activists and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The government’s response was marked by human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, unlawful killi

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How the Rohingya Crisis Is Changing Bangladesh

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BANGKOK — Close to one million Rohingya from Myanmar are said to be living in Bangladesh at the moment, nearly half of them having fled since late August. The exodus is one of the world’s worst refugee crises in decades, and so far Bangladesh, already a very poor country, has borne much of the burden. The sudden influx of so many refugees has created a major humanitarian emergency a

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