China eases economic pressure on North Korea

WASHINGTON — China has steadily loosened restrictions on trade with North Korea in recent months, undercutting President Donald Trump’s effort to exert economic pressure on Kim Jong Un’s regime, former U.S. officials and independent experts told NBC News. From coal shipments to revived construction projects to planes ferrying Chinese tourists to Pyongyang, China has reopened the door to both legal and illegal trade with the North, throwing the North Korean government a vital lifeline while derailing U.S. diplomacy. North Korea depends almost entirely on its larger neighbor to keep its economy afloat. The increase…

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World’s largest and qualified paramilitary force

Bangladesh Ansar  is world’s largest Paramilitary force The Bangladesh Ansar (also known as the Ansar Bahini) is a paramilitary auxiliary force responsible for the preservation of internal security and law enforcement in Bangladesh. It is administered by the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh.   Bangladesh Ansar বাংলাদেশ আনসার                                                                                                                                                Active 1948–present…

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Terrorist attacks by Muslims get way more attention than others

Research by the University of Alabama shows attacks by Muslims receive an average of 105 headlines, others just 15   Terrorist attacks committed by Muslim extremists receive 357% more US press coverage than those committed by non-Muslims, according to new research from the University of Alabama. The researchers controlled for factors like target type, number of fatalities, and whether or not the perpetrators were arrested before reaching their final statistic. Terrorist attacks committed by non-Muslims (or where the religion was unknown) received an average of 15 headlines, while those committed…

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Russian planes bomb targets in Idlib province of Syria

Russian planes have reportedly bombed rebel-held targets in the Syrian province of Idlib, as government troops mass before an expected offensive. If confirmed, they would be the first such air strikes there in three weeks. Earlier, US President Donald Trump warned Syria’s Bashar al-Assad against launching a “reckless attack” on Idlib. But Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected the warning and said the Syrian army was “getting ready” to clear a “cradle of terrorism” there. Mr Peskov said the al Qaeda-linked jihadists dominating in the north-western province of Idlib were threatening…

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