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Day: July 6, 2016

Blair faces legal action after scathing Iraq war report
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Blair faces legal action after scathing Iraq war report

    Demonstrators outside the Queen Elizabeth II centre vent their anger about the Iraq War Announcing a two-day House of Commons debate on the report next week, Prime Minister David Cameron - who voted for war in 2003 - said it was important to "really learn the lessons for the future" and to improve the workings of government, the decisions it arrives at, and its reading of legal advice. Sir John took no questions from the press following a televised statement in Westminster, which took place as anti-war campaigners outside chanted "Tony Blair - war criminal". His report acknowledged that the initial campaign to overthrow Saddam was successful and praised the "great courage" of service personnel and civilians involved during and after the invasion, which led to the deaths o...
News Analysis: Why disgraceful death of our boys
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

News Analysis: Why disgraceful death of our boys

Shakhawat Liton: The dangerous fate of Fahim, Rohan, Mubasher and Nibras shows how our youths are becoming weapons of destruction if they are brainwashed and transformed into militants. Faizullah Fahim, who was killed in a so-called “gunfight” with police on June 18, was an accused of attempting to murder a Madaripur college teacher by hacking him. The 18-year-old disappeared in the middle of his HSC exam and travelled to Madaripur from Dhaka to kill the Hindu teacher. His father filed a “missing person” diary with a police station in the capital on June 11, but found him only after he was dead. Shocked by the untimely demise of his son, Golam Faruk said his son was brainwashed by some unknown persons. Two weeks later, we found three more youths who in a similar fashion had gone missing be...
Muslims prepare for joyous Eid festival
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Muslims prepare for joyous Eid festival

    The holy month of Ramadan will end on July 6, when over 1.6 billion Muslims around the world will celebrate the end of the fasting month with the festival of Eid. Ramadan was marked by violence this year, with a series of terrorist attacks at several areas dominated by Muslims. On July 5, a suicide attack outside the Saudi city of Medina—the resting place of the Prophet Mohammed and the second-most holy site in Islam—killed at least four security officers and injured five others. This was just two days after 125 Ramadan shoppers were killed and around 150 injured when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in Baghdad, Iraq. And on July 1, at least 20 people were killed by gunmen in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka after a 10-hour-long hostage situation at an upmarket cafe in...
Legal case for Britain’s 2003 Iraq invasion unsatisfactory: UK inquiry
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Legal case for Britain’s 2003 Iraq invasion unsatisfactory: UK inquiry

    Britain's decision to go to war with Iraq in 2003 had a "far from satisfactory" legal basis and ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair's case for military action was over-hyped, a long-awaited inquiry into the conflict concluded on Wednesday. The intelligence about Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction which Blair used to justify joining the US-led invasion, which led to the removal of Saddam Hussein and the deaths of 179 British soldiers, was flawed but went unchallenged, inquiry chairman John Chilcot said. There was no imminent threat from Saddam in March 2003 and the chaos in Iraq and the region which followed should also have been foreseen, he added. "The inquiry has not expressed a view on whether military action was legal," Chilcot told reporters and relatives of some o...
Forget Brexit: Italy is poised to tear Europe apart
ENGLISH, Europe

Forget Brexit: Italy is poised to tear Europe apart

    Italy is on the cusp of tearing Europe apart but the economic and political crisis brewing in the nation is largely going unnoticed. All eyes have turned to Britain's vote to leave the European Union as having the most drastic political and economic impact onto the 28-nation state but if you look at the country's economic data, bank issues, and the impending constitutional referendum coming up, Italy is like a bomb waiting to explode. The Italian financial system, which to put it gently, is in a major state of flux right now. While Britain's EU referendum in June was seismic in terms of having economic and political repercussions across the bloc, there is another referendum of equal importance, coming up in Italy in October, and the result could fundamentally alter the sta...