US: Suburban poverty soars

Source: CNN Money By Tami Luhby Poverty is growing faster in the suburbs than anywhere else in the United States, soaring 64% over the past decade. That was more than twice the growth rate of the urban poor population, according to the Brookings Institution, which released a book Monday titled […]

Forced disappearances key problem

Source: The Daily Star The United States has identified forced disappearances, discrimination against marginalised groups, and poor working conditions and labour rights are the significant human rights problems in Bangladesh. In its annual human rights report, the State Department criticised a host of human rights problems in Bangladesh, particularly arbitrary […]

‘Bangladesh, friend of all’

Source: BD News 24 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said Bangladesh was pursuing a foreign policy with the principle of being ‘friend of all, and enmity with none’. She told the visiting delegation of the US House of Representatives that 5,409 elections had taken place under her government without […]

End NYPD infiltration into mosques

WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Thursday urged the New York Police Department to purge its intelligence databases of information gleaned from its clandestine spying on Muslim neighborhoods. They also criticized the Obama administration for offering tepid responses to questions about whether it endorses such tactics. Lawmakers introduced a resolution Thursday […]

Top military leader talks of risk for US in Syria

By DONNA CASSATA | AP ARABNEWS WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta pushed back on Wednesday against fresh demands for US military involvement in Syria to end President Bashar Assad’s deadly crackdown on his people. “What doesn’t make sense is to take unilateral action right now,” Panetta told the Senate Armed […]