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Rights of children during war: Dilemma of global humanity


MNA Editorial Desk: Proper physical and psychological growth of children is always desired for a better future of not only a particular country but also for the whole world. But if we need to name one curse, that will be acts of war, genocide or ethnic cleansing, which is destroying that scope for millions of children all around the world. It is not the case in today’s era only. It is rather a truth from the very inception of the human race. Children have been the greatest victim of any such atrocious acts. We should not desire or tolerate such ...

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UN investigator reports possible fresh war crimes in Myanmar


MNA Editorial Desk: Myanmar security forces and insurgents are committing human rights violations against civilians in restive western states that may amount to fresh war crimes, a United Nations investigator has said. A 2017 military crackdown drove more than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh. UN investigators have said that Myanmar’s operation included mass killings, gang rapes and widespread arson and was executed with “genocidal intent”. The Yangon government denies committing those atrocities and says its military campaign across northern Rakhine was in response to attacks by Rohingya militants, Reuters reported. Government troops are currently fighting ethnic rebels in ...

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Britain warns of accidental war between United States and Iran


MNA International Desk: Britain does not think either the United States or Iran want a war but is very concerned an accidental war could be triggered, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Monday. “We are very concerned: we don’t think either side wants a war, but we are very concerned that we could get into an accidental war and we are doing everything we can to ratchet things down,” Hunt told BBC radio. Hunt said Britain had been closely in touch with the United States over the “very dangerous situation in the Gulf” “We have been doing everything we can ...

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Translations of 21 Liberation War stories published


MNA Feature Desk: A translated book on twenty-one selected real life stories of Liberation War has been published. Adorn Publications has brought forth the book with translations by Professor Harunuzzaman. Titled ‘The Chronicles of 1971: An Anthology of Twenty-one Stories of Bangladesh Liberation War’ the book has stories penned by Jahanara Imam, Zahir Raihan, Abu Ishaque, Shawkat Osman, Satyen Sen, Syed Shamsul Haq, Hasan Azizul Haque, Rizia Rahman, Akhteruzzaman Ilias, Abdul Mannan Syed, Harunuzzaman, Humayun Ahmed, Alauddin Al Azad, Selina Hossain, election commissioner Mahbub Talukder and more. The book was launched at Biswa Sahitya Kendra, Bangla Motor in the city ...

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Trump seeks Imran’s help to end Afghan war


MNA International Desk: Pakistan’s foreign ministry said Monday that US President Donald Trump has written a letter to prime minister Imran Khan seeking Islamabad’s support in securing a “negotiated settlement” to the war in Afghanistan, reported news agency. The development comes as Washington steps up efforts to hold peace talks with the resurgent Taliban, more than 17 years after the invasion of Afghanistan. In the letter, Trump said a settlement is “his most important regional priority”, the Pakistani foreign ministry stated. “In this regard, he has sought Pakistan’s support and facilitation”, it continued. US officials accuse Islamabad of ignoring or ...

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Prior to Carter’s Arrival, Iraqi Army Storms Christian town


MNA International Desk: Prior to U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s arrival, the Iraqi army on Saturday stormed a Christian town near Mosul, that had been under control of Islamic State since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants’ last major city stronghold in Iraq. The advance took place as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived on a visit to Baghdad to meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and assess the campaign that started on Monday with air and ground support from the U.S-led coalition. A military declaration said Iraqi army units entered the center ...

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India, Bangladesh to produce documentary on 1971 war


MNA Culture & Entertainment Desk: India and Bangladesh have decided to produce a documentary together on the 1971 War of Independence of Bangladesh. “This documentary proposed to be produced would commemorate the 50th year of Bangladesh Independence in 2021,” said M Venkaiah Naidu, India’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting. The decision was taken during the meeting between Naidu and Hasanul Haq Inu in New Delhi. Naidu also said that the All India Radio (AIR) would be launching a special service for Bangladesh and Bengali diaspora titled “Akashvani Maitree” on 23rd August 2016. Naidu later argued to the proposal of his ...

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Movie on Bangabandhus’ imprisonment


MNA Culture & Entertainment Report: The Bengali people going to witness the painful life of Bangabandhus’ imprisonment during liberation war in Pakistan jail through a movie titled ‘Shada Paira’. At the time of liberation war Sheikh Mujibur, the father of nation, was jailed for 10 months in Pakistan. How was the life of Bangabandhu at that time? Film director Shimul Sarker has taken the initiative to bring up the answer on screen. Suleman Sumon writes the story of the movie. Director hoped that the shooting of film will begin soon. He plans to release the movie on March 6 in ...

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Three men get death for 1971 war crimes in Jamalpur


MNA National Desk: Three men get death for 1971 war crimes in Jamalpur. The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has found eight men guilty of crimes against humanity during Bangladesh’s war of independence in 1971 from Jamalpur. The tribunal found all the five counts of charges, including mass killing, murder, confinement, torture, arson and looting, pressed against them proved. In its judgment delivered on Monday, the court ordered death sentence for three while five others have to spend rest of the life in prison. The three death convicts are Ashraf Hossain, Professor Sharif Ahammed and Abdul Bari while the five who ...

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Troy – place in legend & real-life archaeological site


MNA Feature Desk: The name Troy – refers both to a place in legend and a real-life archaeological site. In legend, Troy is a city that was besieged for 10 years and eventually conquered by a Greek army led by King Agamemnon. The reason for this “Trojan War” was, according to Homer’s “Iliad,” the abduction of Helen, a queen from Sparta. This abduction was done by Paris, the son of Troy’s King Priam. Throughout the “Iliad” the Gods constantly intervene in support of characters on both sides of the conflict. Troy also refers to a real-life ancient city located on ...

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