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Trump wounded by gunfire at public event in Pennsylvania

Gun violence, so common in the United States, hit today the Republican pre-candidate and former President Donald Trump, who was shot down from the stage where he was speaking during a public event held in Butler, Pennsylvania, being evacuated by…

Football Festival Featuring Five Teams Towards the 3rd World March for Peace and Non-violence in Pakistan

With the World March for Peace and Non-violence 2024 planning to visit Pakistan in its March for Peace across the globe this October, a Football Festival was organized on July 8 and 9 in Bahria Town, to set things in…

Football for Peace Towards the 3rd World March for Peace and Non-violence in Pakistan

by: Irshad Ahmad Mughal Preparations for the World March for Peace and Non-Violence 2024 are already underway in Pakistan, involving youth under the age of 13.  A Football Festival was organized on the 8th and 9th of July featuring five teams…

Peace Activist Olga Karach Was Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison Due to Her Human Rights Activities

The European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, War Resisters’ International (WRI), the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), and Connection e.V.  condemn the 12-year prison sentence and a fine of 170,000 Euros imposed on EBCO board member Olga Karach in her recent trial in Belarus.    On July 8,…

4th Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development kicks off

The 4th Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development will open in Cairo on 2 July under “Africa in a Changing World: Reimagining Global Governance for Peace and Development”. This year’s edition takes place during great turbulence, marked by geopolitical…

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty: economic growth is not the answer

Economic growth is not the solution to eradicating global poverty, warned Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. According to De Schutter, the traditional strategy of promoting economic growth to fight poverty has created…

How can Spain and Bangladesh Improve their Comprehensive Ties through PM Hasina’s Upcoming Madrid Visit?

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is expected to make an important official visit to Spain on July 21–22, which might strengthen current partnerships and determine the direction of future comprehensive Dhaka–Madrid relations. Given the strong and long-standing bilateral ties between Bangladesh…

FM Hasan Mahmud’s Riyadh Visit for Injecting a Strong Impetus into KSA-Bangladesh Diplomacy

by Ozair Islam From July 1–3, Bangladeshi FM Hasan Mahmud is in Riyadh on an official visit to cement the official diplomacy between Bangladesh and the KSA. There are two main reasons why this visit is really important. First, following…

Kenya: After protests and violent repression, the President opens the possibility of dialogue

Two people were killed, 35 arrested and around 200 injured in Kenya during protests in several cities against a government-backed bill to increase or introduce new taxes. The information was provided by five organisations, including Amnesty International (AI), and compiled…

Why Bengal CM Mamata Mustn’t Harm the Emerging Bangladesh-India Good Neighborhood Ties?

by Ozair Islam In a regretful tone, Prime Minister Modi said, “Mamata is ruining Bangladesh-India relations,” at an election campaign stop in Barrackpore, North 24 Parganas district, on May 12. It seems clear now that Modi is entirely correct in…

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