Author: Zikrul Fahim


Film Society Activist, Moviyana Film Society, Bangladesh

Macron, the 1st French President to Visit Bangladesh since 1990

12 September 2023. The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, is visiting Dhaka after attending the Group of 20 Summit in New Delhi on September 10th. Previously the former President Mitterrand visited Bangladesh in 1990 from February 22 to 24. Marcon’s visit in Bangladesh is the first visit by a French president in thirty years. On Monday, Macron met with Hasina and paid a visit to the memorial for her father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first president of Bangladesh. Last Tuesday, the French Embassy confirmed that the French president Emmanuel Macron will keep carrying out France’s agenda in Indo-Pacific territory. This…

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Lula Invited Putin in G20 Summit in Rio

11 September 2023. On Saturday, the president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to attend the Group of 20 Summit 2024 in Rio de Janeiro. When interviewed by the news show Firstpost on the outside of the G20 conference in Delhi, Lula stated that Putin would be welcomed to the event the following year, adding that he personally intended to attend a BRICS meeting of developing nations scheduled to take place in Russia prior to the Rio meeting. Putin won’t be arrested if he visits Brazil for the event in November 2024, according…

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China’s Premier Li Qiang Attended 18th EAS in Jakarta

08 September 2023. Li Qiang, Chinese premier, is attended the East Asia Summit 2023 this year, in Jakarta. This is the 18th summit to be held. Li Qiang emphasized the significance of the summit to confront new challenges and encouraged to take on a greater role in improvement, strategic conversations, and ASEAN leadership, as well as in sparking regional prosperity and advancing the establishment of a free trade zone in Asia-Pacific region. Speaking to the group in Jakarta, Indonesia, he said that over the past several years, East Asia has taken advantage of the opportunities presented by economic globalisation, firmly…

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UK to Proscribe Wagner as a Terrorist Group

07 September 2023. On Wednesday, The UK announced to ban the Russian mercenary group known as Wagner and label it as a terrorist organization as it causes discomfort to global security even after Yevgeny Prigozhin’s alleged assassination who was the leader of the mercenary group.

Its assets may be designated as terrorist assets and confiscated under a draft order that will be submitted to Parliament.

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North Korea’s “tactical nuclear attack” Drill

04 September 2023. A “Tactical Nuclear Attack” exercise has been simulated by North Korea on Saturday. State media reported on Sunday as leader Kim Jong Un observed weaponry and shipbuilding factories. Reportedly, the tests were conducted as a response to the US sending strategic aircraft to the area. KCNA reported that At the crack of dawn on September 2, a shooting exercise simulating a tactical nuclear strike was undertaken to alert the adversaries to the real threat of nuclear war. The missiles were reportedly launched off the eastern coast about midnight, South Korean media stated. The launches overlapped with yearly…

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Xi Jinping is Likely to not Visit G20 Summit

02 September 2023. Xi Jinping, the president of China, is not visiting India for the G20 Summit this year. This development will undermine the possibility of meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden in the summit. In Washington on this Thursday, president Biden told the reporters that he hopes Xi Jinping attends the meeting next week. While some US officials downplayed the possibility of a Xi-Biden attending the G20 Summit in New Delhi, saying it was more likely to take place at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) assembling in San Francisco in November.  The potential absence of Chinese president was reported…

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Russia to Purchase Weaponry From North Korea

01 September 2023. US intelligence claims to have new evidence of Russia contacting North Korea to purchase weapons and artillery shells. In exchange of these weaponry, Russia will provide necessary food supplies and other resources. It’s the latest allegation against Russia, which is craving weaponry but constrained by sanctions and limitations on exports, is turning into a “Rogue” nation to keep waging its 13 month old invasion. In March, the US claimed to have obtained information confirming that Russia was seeking additional ammunition from Pyongyang in exchange for food aid. Around the same time, sanctions were imposed on a Slovakian…

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Putin will be Visiting China in October

31 August 2023. Reportedly, Putin has accepted Xi Jinping’s invitation to visit China and attend the Belt and Road Forum in October. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has been avoiding his visits to foreign countries since he faces an arrest warrant by the International Criminal Court. The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a warrant for Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova and President Vladimir Putin’s arrest. Lvova-Belova is the commissioner for children’s rights in Russia. Lvova-Belova and Putin were allegedly involved in the forced deportation of Ukrainian children to Russia during the invasion. Various media have reported in detail about Russia’s mass campaign for…

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Kim Says N. Korea Must be Prepared for Potential Invasion

30 August 2023. Senior Biden administration officials said that the U.S., Japan, and South Korea planned to announce ground-breaking measures to strengthen mutual security relations at an assembly this week in Maryland, including sharing intelligence regarding potential ballistic missile assaults from North Korea and China and conducting regular joint military drills. After years of tense relationships resulting from Japan’s colonial occupation of Korea, U.S. officials and analysts claim that Tokyo and Seoul’s relationship has dramatically improved. The exceptional moves reflect this change. A historic reconciliation that analysts believe might usher in a new era for all three nations has been…

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Prigozhin died in a plane crash

On Sunday, the Russian investigation committee announced that Prigozhin was one of the victims of last Wednesday’s jet crash. The committee stated in an official statement that all 10 bodies found at the scene had been identified and that their identities “conform to the manifest” following forensic examination. Following the death of its commander, Yevgeny V. Prigozhin, in an aircraft crash on Wednesday, Wagner, the once-dominant Russian private army company that lost favour with the Kremlin after an attempted mutiny in June, has been plunged into even greater uncertainty. After the rebellion in late June, Mr. Putin told the Wagner…

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