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Dhaka calls back envoy from Beirut

Dhaka calls back envoy from Beirut

The government has called back the ambassador from the newly-opened Bangladesh embassy in Beirut. Diplomatic sources said he has been called back due to lack of professional relationship with another embassy official as well as various irregularities involving his wife and a domestic aide which is seriously hampering normal activities of the mission. Difficulties with...

Leaving for Beirut

Leaving for Beirut

  On a winter night in 1981, Momen left for Beirut. When I met him the day before, his 17-year-old eyes twinkled with the excitement of joining the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). He pulled out his air ticket -- probably of British Airways, memories wane so fast -- and said: “Dosto, Ami Chollam. Torao parley ai...

Lebanon protesters march over domestic violence bill

Lebanon protesters march over domestic violence bill

Thousands of people have marched through Beirut to demand politicians in Lebanon pass a law against domestic violence. The rally, which coincided with International Women's Day, was led by relatives of victims. Lebanon is viewed as the one of the most liberal countries in the Middle East, but has no law protecting women from violence...

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