Tag: Bangladesh

Journalist try to talk with the family members of 27-year-old Bangladeshi man Akayed Ullah, at a building where he used to live in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Bangladesh counterterrorism officers are questioning the wife and other relatives of Ullah, who is accused of carrying out a bomb attack …

NYC Subway Jihadi’s Wife ‘Surprised to Find Out What Her Husband Did’

Akayed Ullah, the bomber who swore allegiance to the Islamic State and tried to attack the New York City subway system with a pipe bomb on Monday, has a wife back home in Bangladesh. She told investigators in Bangladesh she was “surprised” by his actions and had no idea he had become radicalized, but other sources claim she was aware of his interest in radical groups because he actively attempted to recruit her as well.

A police officer stands in the passageway connecting New York City's Port Authority bus terminal and the Times Square subway station Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, near the site of Monday's explosion. Commuters returning to New York City's subway system on Tuesday were met with heightened security a day after a …

NYC Subway Jihadi Used Christmas Tree Light Bulb for Bomb, Targeted Christmas Posters

Akayed Ullah, identified as the man arrested after failing to execute a suicide bombing in the subway tunnels under Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal, reportedly told police that he chose his target due to the Christmas posters in the area and used a Christmas light bulb as a detonator for his failed explosive.

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DHS: Suicide-Bomb Suspect Arrived by Chain Migration

The terror suspect who allegedly attempted to detonate a suicide-bomb in New York came to the United States from Bangladesh as a “chain migration” relative of an individual who had immigrated earlier into the United States.

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi delivers a national address in Naypyidaw on September 19, 2017. Aung San Suu Kyi said on September 19 she 'feels deeply' for the suffering of 'all people' caught up in conflict scorching through Rakhine state, her first comments on a crisis that also …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi Gives First Major Speech on Rohingya Crisis

On Tuesday, the effective (but not official) leader of Myanmar, Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, gave her first major speech on the Rohingya crisis. Reviews of the address from international observers have been mixed, with some applauding her for unambiguously condemning human rights violations, while others say she appeared to question whether the Rohingya are suffering such violations at the hands of her government.

Areas of Rakhine in Myanmar have been in lockdown since October, sending tens of thousands of the Rohingya minority fleeing to Bangladesh

Myanmar Bans U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from Visiting Rohingya Conflict Zone

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy is on his way to Myanmar, where he will meet with officials to discuss the government’s response to Rohingya insurgents and the resulting mass flight of Rohingya across the border into Bangladesh. He will not, however, be allowed to visit the conflict zone and see for himself how government forces have been treating civilian populations.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi cancels trip to U.N. amid Rohingya criticism

Nobel-Winning Myanmar Leader Cancels U.N. Trip Amid Rohingya Crisis

On Wednesday, the unofficial leader of Myanmar (formerly Burma) canceled a trip to the U.N. General Assembly, ostensibly because she is needed at home to deal with a terrorist insurgency. Most observers outside Myanmar believe the formerly celebrated, Nobel-winning Aung San Suu Kyi is hiding from the international community that once lauded her, because her government is conducting a campaign of repression – perhaps even ethnic cleansing or genocide – against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Elephants Deployed in Nepal to Rescue Flood Victims

Elephants Deployed in Nepal to Rescue Flood Victims

The resort city of Sauraha in southern Nepal has been struck by severe floods that cut power to over 100,000 people and left a large number of tourists stranded in hotels. With roads blocked and bridges down, the government decided to send in a squad of rescue elephants.