Autocracy

Autocracy

Country can’t be allowed to run in this way: Dr. Kamal

Gono Forum president Dr. Kamal Hossain said people are thinking about making the country free from corruption and misrule plus governing the country like this can’t be allowed anymore

Country can’t be allowed to run in this way: Dr. Kamal

Eswatini anti-monarchy riots turn deadly: Activists

The government has deployed soldiers to quell the angered crowds, which blocked traffic and looted shops, and imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew–citing rising coronavirus cases

Eswatini anti-monarchy riots turn deadly: Activists

'Bangladesh democratic situation declining'

The democratic situation in Bangladesh is declining as the country's position in the liberal democracy index and electoral democracy index are weakening, Sweden-based research organisation Varieties ...

'Bangladesh democratic situation declining'

Military Coup

UN envoy urges action to prevent Myanmar ‘civil war’

The UN envoy on Myanmar implored the Security Council to take action Wednesday in the Asian nation’s escalating crisis

This handout from the Karen Information Center taken and released to AFP on 31 March 2021 shows ethnic Karen people taking part in an anti-military coup demonstration in Hlaingbwe township, in eastern Myanmar's Karen state

Turning page on Trump, US vows to defend rights everywhere

While the human rights report remained intact under Trump, the previous administration argued that rights were of lesser importance than other concerns with allies such as Saudi Arabia -- a major oil ...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken holds a virtual meeting with UN General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir via videoconference from the State Department in Washington, US, on 29 March 2021

Myanmar

Junta fires UN envoy, police crack down on protests for second day, 1 dead

Police opened fire in the town of Dawei, killing one and wounding several, politician Kyaw Min Htike told Reuters from the southern town

Junta fires UN envoy, police crack down on protests for second day, 1 dead

Myanmar

Protests continue for fifth day, Biden approves sanctions against generals

US president Joe Biden on Wednesday approved an executive order for new sanctions on those responsible for the coup, and repeated demands for the generals to give up power and free civilian leaders

Protests continue for fifth day, Biden approves sanctions against generals

Interview: Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq

National sentiment no longer exists in Bangladesh

Educationist and thinker Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq is Ahmad Sharif chair professor of Dhaka University’s Bangla department. He talked to Sohrab Hassan of Prothom Alo about the socioeconomic and cultural ...

Abul Kashem Fazlul Huq

Myanmar Coup

Military tightens grip as protests enter fifth day

Soldiers raided and ransacked the headquarters of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party after dark on Tuesday, after police shot water cannon, tear gas and rubber bullets in a sudden escalation of ...

People protest against the military coup and to demand the release of elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi, outside the Japanese Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, on 10 February 2021

Myanmar army chief says coup was ‘inevitable’

The military ouster of Aung San Suu Kyi’s government in Myanmar was “inevitable”, army chief General Min Aung Hlaing said Tuesday, as Washington formally designated the takeover as a coup

Myanmar army chief says coup was ‘inevitable’
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