islamic extremism

We are better off but not happy!

Bangladeshis simply cannot allow extremists to triumph over liberalism and the way to defeat extremism is neither through dagger nor through 'development' but through unadulterated...

October 30, 2015
October 30, 2015

Arguments you cannot brush aside

The operative words are extremism and terrorism; so what's in a name, terrorism is terrorism. The threats have always been there and to be fair to ourselves some of the major terrorist acts...

October 15, 2015
October 15, 2015

Government's anti- militancy campaign

Despite a commendable initiative by the government to combat militancy by targeting schools, madrasas and mosques, lethargic implementation has reduced it to a forgotten official circular.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

AFTER THE KISS OF DEATH

The redeeming feature in these bleak circumstances though, is the Zimbabwe national cricket team's firm indication that they are visiting us next year.

October 9, 2015
October 9, 2015

Is the wolf just around the corner?

The nature of the crimes tells us one thing for sure, that these are the work of professional men. Whether those men acted on their own, or on behalf of an extremist group, or a political cartel is...

August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015

Protect bloggers, prosecute those targeting free speech: HRW

Human Rights Watch urges Bangladesh government to declare an unequivocal commitment to free speech instead of proposing self-censorship.

August 1, 2015
August 1, 2015

New Taliban leader calls for unity

The new leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, calls for unity in an audio message, saying that the group will continue fighting.

June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015

Suicide blast at Kuwait mosque kills 25

The death toll from a suicide attack on a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Kuwaiti capital rises to at least 25, the interior ministry says.