Asia

World Bank’s ridiculous suggestions on Rohingya issue

by Nazmul Haq Shamal Since August 2016, Bangladesh has been enduring the extreme burden of hosting 1.20 million Rohingyas in the country, who were forced to flee Myanmar due to cruel genocide perpetrated by Burmese military junta. Despite repeated promises…

Ode to a remarkable man

POEM     Once upon a time ago An unremarkable remarkable man Walked upon the earth.   He looked just like an ordinary man But when he looked and spoke to you The ground you walked on, shook.   T’was…

AAEA wishes everyone on the Vishwakarma Jayanti celebration

Indian Culture   Guwahati: On the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti (which falls on the 17th of September), a northeast India-based engineers’ forum greets everyone, commenting that each individual has an engineering mind irrespective of their adopted professions. Lord Vishwakarma is…

Love for Living Animals: Harlequin Toad Apocalypse is Now Addressed by Atelopus Survival Initiative

ESSAY   We must safeguard the web of life and care about the other living species that we share this planet with. Pygmy tarsiers eat and host bugs that we’ve seen at home — insects, spiders, lizards, bedbugs, lice, fleas,…

A singular song-poem: You ask yourself

Music Words and Music by singer-songwriter Chris Wells These days, a song like this is hard to come by amidst the slew of mainstream music and videos that dominate the airwaves. A song with lyrics and a melody…

Iran- Taliban romance poses gravest security threat to the region

By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury Despite sectarian conflict between Shiite Iran and the Sunni world, there is growing romance between the Taliban and Iran’s mullah regime. According to experts, such nexus of the Taliban and Iran will emerge as a…

Toxics Watchdog Group Backs Human Rights-Based Approach to Address Plastic Pollution Crisis

17 September 2021, Quezon City. The environmental health group EcoWaste Coalition renewed its call on the government and the industry to decisively act to solve the plasticization and toxification of the country and the planet due to unbridled plastics production,…

A milestone worth celebrating: Apo Island is PH’s first Zero Waste Island

18 September 2021, Philippines–After a year of successfully sustaining its Zero Waste efforts, Apo Island—a barangay (village) in Dauin municipality in Negros Oriental, Philippines—is now tagged as the county’s 1st Zero Waste Island Barangay. “The community is proud of what…

International Criminal Court begins the probe into thousands of civilian deaths in Duterte’s “drug war”

by Perfecto Caparas HEEDING victims’ clamor for justice, the International Criminal Court begins its preliminary investigation into thousands of cases of crimes against humanity allegedly orchestrated by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pursuant to his state policy to wage a so-called…

Iran’s Vice President Ansieh Khazali supports child marriage

by Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury While Taliban jihadists have vandalized the Norwegian embassy in Kabul and set children’s books on fire, the Iranian regime has got Ansieh Khazali as the Vice President who advocates the marriage of children in defiance…

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