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Robert O’Brien replaces John Bolton as Trump’s national security adviser

Elevation of the state department’s chief hostage negotiator seen as a win for US secretary of state Mike Pompeo WT24 Desk Donald Trump has appointed the state department’s chief hostage negotiator – whose most prominent international role until now was monitoring the Swedish trial of the US rapper A$AP Rocky – to be John Bolton’s successor as national security adviser, The ...

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Action for helping Rohingyas get passports

Warns Home Boss WT24 Desk Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said action will be taken against those involved in giving passports to the Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh facing atrocity in Rakhine state of Myanmar, Agencies report. He said only the police are not involved with the passport fraudulence. It is associated with birth certificate, national identity card, chairman certificate ...

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Addiction to fossil fuels causes climate emergency: UN experts

‘Safe climate is absolutely essential to human life, wellbeing’ WT24 Desk UN human rights experts have called for an end to society’s addiction to fossil fuels ahead of the Climate Action Summit in New York on September 23, UNB reports. “Burning coal, oil, and gas produce the vast majority of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in the global climate emergency ...

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Bill Gates to Honor Modi Despite Kashmir Concerns

Bill and Melinda Gates aren’t backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region WT24 Desk Bill and Melinda Gates aren’t backing down from honoring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi despite concerns about human rights abuses in the disputed Kashmir region, Agencies report. A dozen people, some wearing “Free ...

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Nasir for building enlightened citizens

WT24 Desk Chattogram City Mayor AJM Nasiruddin today said the city corporation would extend its supports to the educational institutions to build as worthy citizens in the country, BSS reports. “We should provide opportunity of extra-curriculum activities alongside continuation of regular studies to become enlightened people,” he said this while addressing ‘meet the press’ of CCC held at KB Abdus ...

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12 dead, 26 rescued in India boat capsize

Dozens still missing WT24 Desk At least 12 people have died and more than 20 are missing after a tourist boat capsized in the Godavari river in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Agencies report. The boat was carrying around 60 people and was on its way to a popular tourist spot in the southern state on Sunday when it ...

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‘Citizenship for repatriation’

Chinese delegation hears from the Rohingya WT24 Desk A Chinese delegation, led by Chinese ambassador in Dhaka Li Jiming, visited the Rohingyas stranded in the no man’s land between Bangladesh and Myanmar in Ghumdhum of Bandarban’s Naikhongchari upazila on Sunday, Agencies report. The delegation exchanged views with the Rohingyas around 1pm when the refugees said they will return home, on ...

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US to continue partnership with Dhaka, others to address Rohingya crisis

Miller visits Cox’s Bazar; meets people providing assistance to Rohingyas, locals WT24 Desk The United States has said it will continue partnership with the government of Bangladesh and its international organisation and non-governmental organisation partners to address the Rohingya crisis in ways that uphold humanitarian principles while benefiting all people in Cox’s Bazar, Agencies report. US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl ...

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420 Rohingya trafficked in 2 years

US-China delegates visit Rohingya camps WT24 Desk Some 420 Rohingya refugees have already been trafficked from Cox’s Bazar areas despite monitoring on their movement, according to an assessment of the International Organization for Migration, Agencies report. Common people are also being trafficked from Bangladesh alongside Rohingya refugees.  Rohingya exodus began in 2017, IOM said as it presented a paper at ...

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Hasina-Modi to meet in New York

Momen did not mention anything specific on the agenda but analysts argue that those who finally become non-citizens of India may be pushed into Bangladesh territory WT24 Desk The bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will take place on Oct 5 in New Delhi, the foreign minister said, Agencies report. AK Abdul Momen ...

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