United States, Bangladesh explores avenues of security cooperation

Top United States officials and Bangladesh explored avenues of cooperation to combat terrorism, piracy and strengthen coastal patrol dominated the first-ever crucial security dialogue on Thursday. The US embassy in a media statement said the dialogue will enhance partnerships in peacekeeping, joint military exercises and exchanges, counterterrorism, and security cooperation. Visiting U.S. Assistant Secretary of [...]

Australia: Lead the Human Rights Movement in Asia

Senator Bob Carr, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia Re: Australia: Lead the Human Rights Movement in Asia Dear Senator Bob Carr, Congratulations on your recent appointment as Foreign Minister of Australia. I am William Nicholas Gomes, Salem-News Human Rights Ambassador.  I look forward to working with you and the Gillard government to help Australia realize [...]

Rewarding Progress: Time for a suspension of sanctions on Burma?

Today marked another landmark in Burma’s recent history. The visit by British Prime Minister David Cameron is both the first visit by a western leader to Burma in decades and the first ever visit by a British Prime Minister to the country since its independence in 1948. The visit is also significant because Britain has [...]

Bangladesh to review defence ties with United States

Bangladesh and the United States will review the existing bilateral defense co-operation next week in the capital Dhaka. Bangladesh foreign minister Dipu Moni said on Sunday that she will take the opportunity to review the cooperation during the security dialogue scheduled on April 19. She also asserted that there is no plan to allow U.S. [...]

U.S. to probe cross-border money laundering with Mexico

During his meeting with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Mexico City on Monday, President Felipe Calderon told Biden that the only way to win Mexico’s “war with the drug cartels” combat organized crime gangs as well as arms trafficking along the border. He also included in his list of priorities the ceasing of rampant [...]

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