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Reminiscing Bangabandhu

Syed Badrul Haque Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s 99th birth anniversary on seventeenth March was the date with asterisk mark in the chronicle of our nation’s calendar. Beyond this day’s significance in our national life, I am much drawn to recall my memories as Bangabandhu’s press officer. Back in 1956, after a stint in journalism behind, […]

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SDF take last ISIS pocket: What next?

Bill Weinberg The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced the complete “territorial defeat” of the Islamic State (ISIS) on March 23. The SDF “declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and 100% territorial defeat of ISIS,” Mustafa Bali, head of the force’s press office, announced on Twitter. “On this unique day, we commemorate thousands of martyrs […]