- Foreign Affairs
- November 18, 2017
Across the vast region under IS control, the group is actively conscripting children for battle and committing abuses against the most vulnerable at a young ageTeenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police.
In Raqqa, the Islamic State group’s de facto capital in Syria, boys attend training camp and religious courses before heading off to fight. Others serve as cooks or guards at the extremists’ headquarters or as spies, informing on people in their neighborhoods.
The buyer was a private person from the Middle East who attended the sale in personA 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler fetched 130,000 euros ($161,000) at auction in the German city of Nuremberg on Saturday, the auctioneers said.
The buyer was a private person from the Middle East who attended the sale in person, said Kathrin Weidler, head of the auction house. She said there had also been inquiries from Asia and America.
The Taliban have stepped up attacks on both Western and Afghan targets across the country this yearA suicide bomber has killed at least 45 people at a volleyball tournament in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
A spokesman for the governor of Paktika province told the BBC that the attacker had detonated the bomb amid a crowd of people gathering for a game.
About 60 people were also wounded in the bombing in Yahyakhail
It came after Afghan MPs approved security deals allowing Nato and US soldiers to remain after the withdrawal of most foreign troops next month.
Tunisians went to the polls on Sunday to vote for their first directly elected president, in the final step to be taken to full democracy after the 2011 revolution that ended the rule of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali.
More than three years since overturning Ben Ali’s one-party rule, Tunisia has become a model of transition for the region by adopting a new constitution, the politics of compromise and avoiding the turmoil facing its neighbors.
At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villagesHelicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics.
At least 37 homes were destroyed in two villages, and 39 people were injured across the region, including seven seriously, mostly with broken bones, officials said.
The journalists also protested against what they called growing press restrictions in the PhilippinesDozens of foreign and local journalists lit candles on Sunday to remember the 2009 murder of 32 journalists in the southern Philippines, the biggest recorded killing of media workers in history.
No one has been convicted of the murders. Wearing black shirts with the words “End Impunity,” the journalists gathered outside a Catholic shrine in Manila, the site of two popular uprisings in modern times.
The journalists also protested against what they called growing press restrictions in the Philippines.
Winning matches always boost up a team while the losing side are under constant pressureAn inspired bowling display upfront by Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe bin Mortaza piloted the home side to a 68-run win over Zimbabwe in the second ODI at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday. Mashrafe, who was later adjudged man of the match, recorded bowling figure of 3/34 to give the hosts a 2-0 lead going into the third ODI in Dhaka this Wednesday.
And following the conclusion of the second ODI, the 31-year old paceman expressed his elation.
He thinks 280 in the first game was also chase-able but they just made the same mistake once againZimbabwe skipper Elton Chigumbura once again rued making costly mistakes on the field as the visitors for the second ODI in a row got bowled out below 200 yesterday.
“I think 280 in the first game was also chase-able but we just made the same mistake once again in this game which is losing too many wickets,” said Chigumbura after their 68-run defeat to go down 0-2 in the five-match series.
Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club were held to a goalless draw by newly promoted Thai Premier League club Nakhon Ratchasima in their second match of the King’s Cup at Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan yesterday.
After a comfortable victory over Bhutan A-Division champions Druk United in the first match of Group A, the draw came unexpectedly for the Bangladesh Premier Football League champions against a side that just received promotion to play in the Thai top flight football.
The cricketers trained hard in the past two months and BulletBangladesh blind cricket team are keen to make their presence felt in their maiden Blind Cricket World Cup appearance as their captain Hafizur Rahman Bullet expressed confidence in putting up a good show.
The cricketers trained hard in the past two months and Bullet, who unfortunately lost his mother three days ago, said, “Our team is balanced and have some good players, they are raring to go, I am confident that the team will perform well.”
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) previously thought of appointing Slovenian Ermin Siljak as the head coach of the national team Saiful Bari Titu is bracing for another stint as the head coach of the national football team when they take on the visiting Japan Under-21 team on December 18.
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) previously thought of appointing Slovenian Ermin Siljak as the head coach of the national team
on a short-term basis, including the Japan tie. Football’s governing body, however, decided to change their plans slightly.
The BCB supremo said the board has already chalked out its plans for the next five years Cricket’s governing body in the country is all set to undergo changes in three of its committees, informed Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan yesterday during the second ODI between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in Chittagong.
The BCB supremo said the board has already chalked out its plans for the next five years and the changes in the board are part of that. “Most possibly there will be changes in three committees and there will be a senior national team cricketer in the cricket operations committee,” said Nazmul.
RAB claims a Rajshahi Jubo Dal leader masterminded Prof Shafiul murder Police do not appear convinced with the Rapid Action Battalion’s (RAB) claim of having solved the murder mystery of Rajshahi University Professor Shafiul Islam hinting at a personal issue and implicating a Jubo Dal leader.
Abdus Samad Pintu, 34, former vice-president of the RU unit of BNP’s student front Chhatra Dal and now a leader of the party’s youth front, wanted Shafiul killed because the professor had “misbehaved” with his wife,RAB said.
“He has come back and now the law will take its own course. We have nothing to say about him as he is none of our party.”Former minister and Awami League leader Abdul Latif Siddique all on a sudden returned to country last night amid warrants for his arrest in a dozen of cases filed for hurting religious sentiment.
Latif arrived at the Shajalal International Airport from Kolkata by an Air India flight at 8:30pm a month after he had been expelled from the ruling Awami League.
Upon his arrival at the airport’s VIP lounge he was kept under surveillance of immigration police.
Later, the police let him go around 9:30pm.
They were arrested around 10am of Saturday from Sadarghat area of the capitalDetectives have arrested four members of banned Islamist outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) including the wife of Sajid, the prime suspect of Bardhaman blast in West Bengal of India.
The arrestees are Sajid’s wife Fatema Begum, and Abdul Kazi, Md Ishrat Ali Sheikh and Md Shawkat Sarder. Fatema is the chief of JMB’s newly-formed women wing, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of the DMP, told the Dhaka Tribune yesterday. The three others are assistants of Sajid, he added.
The three remaining ODIs will now be held in Dhaka starting with the third match this WednesdayBangladesh ended the Chittagong-leg of their bilateral series with a win as the hosts took a 2-0 lead over Zimbabwe courtesy a 68-run victory in the second of the five-ODI series at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) yesterday. The three remaining ODIs will now be held in Dhaka starting with the third match this Wednesday.
Smuggling gang bought schedules of different routes but their main target was Dubai and JeddahA Tk20cr software package acquired to bring transparency to the process of planning schedules for pilots and crew has never been used by the national flag carrier.
Some senior officials are unwilling to use the automated system because the manual system can be manipulated, making it helpful for gold smuggling, sources in the airline said.
Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ automated crew and pilot scheduling system has lain idle since it was purchased three years ago.
Mobarak, 64, is facing charges on five counts that include murder, abduction, torture and crimes against humanityThe International Crimes Tribunal 1 is set to deliver verdict today in the case against expelled Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain from Brahmanbaria for his alleged crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.
Tribunal Chairman Justice M Enayetur Rahim fixed the date yesterday and asked the prison authorities to produce the accused before it by 10am today.
Mobarak, 64, is facing charges on five counts that include murder, abduction, torture and crimes against humanity.
Australia scrambled over the line for a two-wicket victory in the fifth one-day international against South Africa on Sunday to move back to the top of the world rankings less than three months before the World Cup.
What looked like being a stroll to a convincing 4-1 series triumph when Steve Smith departed for 67 with Australia 11 runs from their target of 275 was transformed into a tense finale by Robin Peterson.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says that he can now “laugh” after his “quality decision” to revert to a three-at-the-back formation saw his side beat Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
With injuries continuing to plague his squad, the Dutchman deployed youngsters Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett alongside Chris Smalling in central defence, with Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw on the flanks.