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Monthly Archives: June 2013

Bangladesh embassy in Bahrain ransacked

June 28th, 2013 (0)
Several hundred Bangladeshis stormed the Bangladesh embassy in Bahrain on Wednesday, damaging property in protest over delayed paperwork, reports a Bahrain-based daily. Police were then forced to fire tear gas to disperse the chaotic crowd that broke the main gate of ...

Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic by Michael Axworthy

June 28th, 2013 (0)
A few months before the 9/11 attacks I joined a unit of Iranian police and paramilitaries patrolling the country’s eastern border with Afghanistan. It was brutally tough work: long hot days hiking through high desert mountains interspersed with chaotic ...

And The Mountains Echoed 
by Khaled Hosseini

June 28th, 2013 (0)
American novelist Khaled Hosseini has made a career writing about the recent history of his native Afghanistan. This is his third novel, after the bestselling “The Kite Runner” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns”. Afghanistan has almost no novel-writing tradition; ...

Will Canada follow the US trading slap against Bangladesh?

June 28th, 2013 (0)
A move by the United States to suspend Bangladesh’s special trading privileges to compel the country to improve its deplorable working conditions should pressure Canada and the European Union to do the same, labour advocates say. President Barack Obama’s ...

Gautam Das murder: Bangladesh jails nine for killing

June 28th, 2013 (0)
A court in Bangladesh has sentenced nine people to life in prison for the 2005 murder of journalist Gautam Das. Gautam Das was known for his reporting on crime and corruption is said to have been investigating local officials ...

U.S. suspends trade benefits for Bangladesh over safety

June 28th, 2013 (0)
President Barack Obama cut off long-time U.S. trade benefits for Bangladesh on Thursday in a mostly symbolic response to conditions in the country’s garment industry that have cost more than 1,200 lives in the past year. The U.S. move ...