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  • Slowly, Bangladesh shows the world how change is possible
    no responses - Posted 02.02.09

    Dhaka, Bangladesh – Roughly 40 percent of Bangladesh’s population lives at or below the poverty line. The odds are stacked against anybody willing to take on the seemingly insurmountable task of trying to help 150 million people move beyond a hand-to-mouth existence. With so much poverty, pollution, environmental degradation, garbage, corruption, and traffic, it is [...]

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  • About 3 million join mass prayer in Bangladesh
    no responses - Posted 02.01.09

    TONGI, Bangladesh  — Some 3 million Muslims joined in a mass prayer ceremony Sunday in Bangladesh, capping an annual three-day event that is one of the world’s largest religious gatherings. The final prayer Sunday marked the closing of the World Congregation of Muslims, which began Friday on the sandy banks of the River Turag in [...]

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  • Nepalese immigrants converting to Islam
    no responses - Posted 01.29.09

    More and more Nepalese emigrants who have gone to Muslim majority countries to work – for example, on the Arabian Peninsula – are abandoning their Hindu religion and embracing Islam in order to improve their economic and social situation. According to figures from the Nepalese workers’ union, in Qatar alone there have been about 2,000 [...]

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  • Arrested in Thailand & abandoned in the high seas of the tragedy of Rohingya refugees
    no responses - Posted 01.29.09

    As one of Myanmar’s Muslim ethnic minorities, the Rohingya are victims of abuse and forced labour by the country’s military junta. Many who sought refuge in Thailand are instead seized by the army and left in international waters. The issue of Rohingya boat-people will be at the centre of the next ASEAN summit.

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  • Good moves of Barack Obama
    no responses - Posted 01.29.09

    A series of unexpectedly swift moves to begin addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict taken by Barack Obama in the week since he was sworn in as the president of the United States is being hailed by many regional specialists here who were deeply frustrated by George W Bush’s relative indifference and virtually unconditional support for Israel. [...]

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