Bangladeshi law proposing child marriage in ‘special cases’ is a step backwards

By Ruma Paul and Nita Bhalla DHAKA/NEW DELHI – A new Bangladeshi law that lets underage girls marry their rapists for “the greater good of the adolescent” may put more children at risk of sexual abuse, child rights groups said on Wednesday. The impoverished South Asian nation has one of the highest rates of child […]

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The Daesh problem

Ayaz Ahmed With its phenomenal battlefield successes in the Middle East, Daesh has attracted an abundant supply of jihadi fighters inside Afghanistan, thus making significant inroads into this strife-torn country. According to some reports, the terror outfit has gained adequate areas for establishing itself in the provinces of Nangarhar, Paktika, Nooristan and Badakhan. With its […]

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