Posts Tagged ‘ al-Qaeda ’

America bloodies Middle East

June 19, 2014
A. Rahman
America bloodies Middle East

Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, has now fallen to the ISIS (an acronym for Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Syria)) on Tuesday
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Listening to al-Qaeda

March 24, 2014
Frank Domenico Cipriani
Listening to al-Qaeda

Recently, a 21-year-old boy, a textile engineering student in Bangladesh, was arrested for circulating a message from al-Qaeda.
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Zawahiri, Hifazat and our strange response

February 19, 2014
Kayes Ahmed
Zawahiri, Hifazat and our strange response

So, it has finally arrived! It was a chilly day yesterday in Colorado and it got chillier as I was sitting there listening to an audiocast purported to be from Ayman Al-Zawahiri
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What if the al-Qaeda threat is real!

February 18, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
What if the al-Qaeda threat is real!

Rather than brushing it off as a BNP-AL production, it’s better to be ready to handle what has emerged as the ‘al-Qaeda’ threat.
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A perspective on the 9/11 attacks

September 11, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
A perspective on the 9/11 attacks

A week after the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, my doorbell rang one evening. Gail, my neighbour and a devout Christian, stood apologetically, sorrow etched on her face. “I brought this for you,” she said.
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A state in crisis

July 23, 2011
Asif Farooq
A state in crisis

Pakistan as a sovereign state is a geographic reality dictated by its boundary, but its internal and external strategic policy indicates that it is no less than a state in serious crisis. Furthermore, the identity that Pakistan as a country enshrines since its conception has become contorted as much as it remains an unfinished...
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Knowing the bad guys

May 6, 2011
Ramya Sarma
Knowing the bad guys

The news is full of it. And that does not imply what it commonly does in everyday casual lingo, honest! I was actually speaking of the locating and killing of Osama bin Laden, which fascinating topic has been the focus of all and every television news channel, newspaper, magazine (when printing schedules permit) and...
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Bin Laden and Pancho Villa

Bin Laden and Pancho Villa

We Americans have relatively short memories, history-wise. Monday morning, I awoke to the report that American Navy Seals had taken out Osama Bin Laden, the bad seed of the billionaire Saudi family. After the kids left for school, we went out to the diner for our Monday morning breakfast.
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The meaning of Bin Laden’s death

May 3, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
The meaning of Bin Laden’s death

Justice must be served because, unlike revenge, justice is a moral imperative. Without justice, there can be no peace, no progress and no closure. With the commando raid in Abbottabad that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, there is now a sense of closure, not just for the families of the victims of...
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Hosting Osama…

May 3, 2011
Rubana Huq
Hosting Osama…

The entire neighbourhood of Agarpur is talking about the dead body that has just shown up on their shore. It’s well wrapped in an unstitched piece of white cloth with the hair well hidden and the empty sockets that once hosted the eyes. A small boy of six years of age discovered the body...
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Osama is dead, but is the world safer?

May 2, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Osama is dead, but is the world safer?

Thirteen years after declaring war on America, Osama bin Laden is dead at American hands. In an operation run by American forces deep in Pakistan and next to its Military Academy, Osama died resisting. His son and few other relatives also died in the operation. Much of the world will heave a sigh...
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