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On 14 July in Asian history

1900-07-14 Prise de Tientsin

ON 14 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on July 14, 2019

756: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty China flees the capital Chang’an as An Lushan’s forces advance toward the city during the An Lushan Rebellion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1636 : Aurangzeb is appointed the Viceroy of Deccan by his father and Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-14-1636-aurangzeb-is-appointed-viceroy-of-deccan-by-shah-jahan

1853: US commodore Matthew Perry lands at Kurihama (Yokosuka) and gives the shogun one letter from USA’s president asking for trade relations
http://www.navyandmarine.org/ondeck/1800perryjapan.htm

1885: Birth of Laos king Sisavang Vong (1904-1959) who died on October 29, 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisavang_Vong

Sisavang Vong 2

1893: Birth of Garimella Satyanarayana, Indian poet and Freedom fighter who died on December 18, 1952
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garimella_Satyanarayana

1897: Birth of Plaek Pibulsonggram, twice prime minister of Thailand  (1938-1944 and 1948-1957), who died on June 11, 1964
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaek_Pibulsonggram

1900: During the Boxer Rebellion, the Eight-Power Allied Forces occupy Tianjin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tientsin
http://www.china.org.cn/e-8guo/3/0.htm

1900-07-14 Prise de Tientsin

1908: In Japan, second government Katsura Taro (up to August 1911)
https://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/52.html

1920: Birth of Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician who died on February 26,  2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shankarrao_Chavan

1937: Birth of Yoshiro Mori, Japanese Prime Minister from April 5, 2000 to April 26, 2001
http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/moriprofile/index_e.html
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/yoshiro-mori-98.php

Mori_dmission

1943: Birth of Rohana Wijeweera, founder of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front, in Sri Lanka, killed on 13 November 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohana_Wijeweera

1946: Following the independence, Americano-Philippine agreement on US military bases in the Philippines

1950: Korean War: North Korean troops initiate the Battle of Taejon


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taejon
http://jeffreymillerwrites.com/battle-of-taejon-july-14-1950/
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675058233_United-States-troops_ruins-of-city_tanks-take-up-positions_laying-rocks-on-a-stream-bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-el7kNnWvo

1963: Relations between the Soviet Union and China reach the breaking point as the two governments engage in an angry ideological debate about the future of communism
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rupture-between-ussr-and-china-grows-worse

1963: Death of Indian religious leader Swami Shivanand Saraswati, born on September 8, 1887
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivananda_Saraswati
http://www.sivananda.org/teachings/swami-sivananda.html

1964: US military intelligence publicly charges that North Vietnamese regular army are fighting in South Vietnam

1968: Birth of Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazushi_Sakuraba
http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/kazushi-sakuraba-84

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44E-lW3aYhM

1975: Death of Madan Mohan, Indian Bollywood film director, born on July 25, 1924
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2004/oct/06madan.htm

1978: Kampuchea Khmer Rouge Vice Premier Ieng Sary, pays a visit to Bangkok

1984: In a telegram to Khieu Samphan, Prince Sihanouk threatens to resign as chairman of the coalition government of Democratic Kampuchea if Khmer Rouges forces don’t stop its attacks against his National Army

1985: Khmer Rouge announce that a future Cambodia government should be « liberal on economy and parliamentary in politics »

1987: In Taiwan, the martial law in force since 1949 is lift and the family links with Communist China are now authorized
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/15/world/taiwan-ends-4-decades-of-martial-law.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law_in_Taiwan

1998: Zhu Lilan, Minister of Technologies, is the first member of Beijing government to go to Taiwan for an international seminar 

2001: First day of a three-day summit in Agra between Indian premier Vajpayee and Pakistani president Musharraf
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1430367.stm

2001: In Nepal, after the kidnapping of 71 policemen, the Nepali army is send for the first against the communist rebellion. 160 guerrillas are killed

2003: Indonesian Fathur Rahman al-Ghozi, member of Jemaah Islamiyah, who planned deadly attacks in the Philippines, escapes from jail with the complicity of Philippine officers
http://www.arabnews.com/node/234344

2004: Giving in to the blackmail of the kidnappers of a Filipino in Irak, Manila starts to withdraw its 51 soldiers in that country

2004: In Cambodia, following an agreement between Funcipec and PPC parties signed on June 30, king Sihanouk reappoints Hun Sen as Premier, putting an end to an 11 months crisis. Hun gets 60 % of the members of the cabinet

2007: North Korea closes its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, but the total end of its nuclear programme has to be discussed
https://www.nti.org/gsn/article/north-korea-closes-all-yongbyon-nuclear-facilities-iaea-says/
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2007-07/17/content_5437879.htm

2008: Indonesia is blamed by a joint commission for 1999 violence in East Timor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/07/200871435822219786.html

2017: Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/14/hong-kong-pro-democracy-legislators-disqualified-parliament
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2102733/legislative-council-disqualifications-shift-balance-power
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/14/live-hong-kong-reacts-4-elected-pro-democracy-lawmakers-ousted-legislature/

2017: ISIL leader in Afghanistan ‘killed in US raid’
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/isil-leader-afghanistan-killed-raid-170714192512285.html
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/07/14/528477/US-Daesh-Afghanistan-isil-

Main news on Bangladesh

14 JULY 2019

H.M. Ershad, who became Bangladesh president after seizing power in 1982 coup, dies aged 89

Ershad ruled the country from 1982 to 1990. He was the leader of the opposition in the current parliament. He assumed power as the military chief in 1982 and declared himself president the following year. He later floated his own Jatiya Party and won a controversial election in 1986
https://www.scmp.com/print/news/asia/south-asia/article/3018535/hm-ershad-who-became-bangladesh-president-after-seizing-power
http://www.asiantribune.com/node/92886
https://www.thedailystar.net/politics

5 JULY 2019

China, Bangladesh to bolster ties

China and Bangladesh should enhance cooperation in areas including trade, investment, energy, transport, telecommunication, infra­structure and agriculture, President Xi Jinping said on Friday
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/139/166/160/1562387630630.html?newsId=88064
https://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=205914

3 JULY 2019

Bangladesh Court Sentences 9 to Death for 1994 Attempt to Kill Hasina

A court sentenced nine BNP party members to death and handed life imprisonments to 25 others Wednesday after convicting them over a 1994 train attack aimed at killing Sheikh Hasina, leader of the rival Awami League who now rules Bangladesh, a prosecutor said
https://www.benarnews.org/english/news/bengali/Bangladesh-politics-07032019165908.html

19 JUNE 2019

Hundreds of Chinese and Bangladeshi labourers in deadly clashes at Beijing-backed power plant near Dhaka

Hundreds of Chinese and Bangladeshi labourers clashed at the site of a power plant being built south of Dhaka, police said on Wednesday, leaving a Chinese worker dead and more than a dozen others injured
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/3015182/hundreds-chinese-and-bangladeshi-labourers-deadly-clashes
http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/203986

10 JUNE 2019

Bangladesh PM attacks Myanmar over Rohingya deadlock

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has slammed Myanmar for delays in the repatriation of Rohingya refugees who fled violence in the neighbouring country
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/bangladesh-pm-attacks-myanmar-over-rohingya-deadlock
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/myanmar-doesnt-want-repatriate-rohingya-bangladeshi-pm-says.html

 

18 MAY 2019

Stateless Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh Receive Identity Documents for First Time

Bangladeshi authorities and the U.N. refugee agency have registered more than a quarter million Rohingya refugees and presented them with identity documents that grant them a number of rights and safeguards
https://www.newdelhitimes.com/stateless-rohingya-refugees-in-bangladesh-receive-identity-documents-for-first-time/

30 APRIL 2019

Bangladesh opposition ends parliament boycott

Bangladesh’s main opposition has ended its boycott of parliament four months after failing to win power in an election tainted by widespread allegations of intimidation and fraud
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/bangladesh-opposition-ends-parliament-boycott-11492188

8 APRIL 2019

Bangladesh Posts Border Guard to St. Martin’s Island for 1st Time in 22 Years

The Bangladeshi government on Sunday redeployed over 100 Border Guards Bangladesh personnel armed with heavy weapons to St. Martin’s Island, the country’s southernmost point. It is the first time in 22 years the force has been based on the island off Cox’s Bazar, and reinforces an existing Bangladesh Coast Guard deployment there, officials said
https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/asia/bangladesh-posts-border-guard-st-martins-island-1st-time-22-years.html
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2019/04/07/bgb-deployed-to-st-martins-island

29 JANUARY 2019

Nearly 5,000 garment workers sacked over Bangladesh strikes

Nearly 5,000 low-paid Bangladeshi garment workers stitching clothes for global brands have been sacked by factory bosses for joining strikes over wages this month that turned violent, police said on Tuesday (Jan 29)
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/nearly-5000-garment-workers-sacked-over-bangladesh-strikes

20 JANUARY 2019

Bangladesh arrests Islamist extremist over deadly 2016 cafe attack

Police said Mamunur Rashid supplied money, weapons, ammunition and explosives for the attack and hostage taking at a popular tourist spot
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2182909/bangladesh-arrests-islamist-extremist-over-deadly-2016-cafe
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/bangladesh-cafe-attack-what-happened-during-the-siege
http://thedailynewnation.com/news/203540/gulshan-attack-arms-supplier-on-remand.html

7 JANUARY 2019

Sheikh Hasina takes oath for third consecutive term as Bangladesh’s prime minister

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in as Bangladesh’s prime minister for a record fourth term on Monday (Jan 7) after a crushing election victory marred by deadly violence and claims of widespread rigging
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2019/01/07/sheikh-hasina-takes-oath-for-third-consecutive-term-as-prime-minister
http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=176979
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/hasina-sworn-in-as-bangladesh-pm-after-tainted-polls-11094190

30 DECEMBER 2018

An alliance dominated by Hasina’s Awami League won 288 seats in the country’s 300-strong parliament

The opposition alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia won just six seats. Election to one seat was not held Sunday and results for another seat were halted by the commission
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-46718393
https://www.dw.com/en/bangladesh-election-prime-minister-sheikh-hasina-wins-by-landslide/a-46902833

Bangladesh elections marred by deadly clashes

Vote counting was under way on Sunday after Bangladeshis cast their ballots in general elections marred by deadly violence and accusations of irregularities
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/12/bangladesh-elections-marred-deadly-clashes-181230114010059.html
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/polls-close-in-violence-marred-bangladesh-polls-22928

25 DECEMBER 2018

Bangladesh journalists attacked ahead of pol

At least 10 journalists were injured as ruling party activists allegedly attacked a motel in a central Bangladesh town when they were covering this week’s national election, a senior journalist said Tuesday (Dec 25)
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/bangladesh-journalists-attacked-ahead-of-poll-11062336
https://www.thedailystar.net/bangladesh-national-election-2018/news/journalist-bodies-condemn-nawabganj-attack-1678717

10,500 arrests ahead of Bangladesh poll: opposition

Bangladesh police have arrested more than 10,500 opposition activists in a crackdown ahead of elections this week, opposition parties said Tuesday
https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/10500-arrests-ahead-of-bangladesh-poll-opposition-1.61114982

9 DECEMBER 2018

Bangladesh opposition says hundreds of supporters held before polls

Bangladesh’s opposition party on Sunday said nearly 2,000 of its supporters have been arrested on trumped-up charges in a crackdown aimed at derailing its campaign just weeks before a general election
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/bangladesh-opposition-say-hundreds-of-supporters-arrested-22323

7 DECEMBER 2018

Bangladesh’s ruling ‘secular’ Awami League strengthens ties with Islamist parties

Islamist parties in Bangladesh that have in the past always sided with the country’s center-right alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) are now joining hands with the ruling Awami League. The incumbent party led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is secular by its very manifesto. But the Islamists are turning the tables before the national election on December 30
http://www.atimes.com/article/bangladeshs-ruling-secular-awami-league-strengthens-ties-with-islamist-parties/?utm_source=The+Daily+Report&utm_campaign=026f770540-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_07_12_47&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1f8bca137f-026f770540-31591405

15 NOVEMBER 2018

Rohingya return to Myanmar postponed

Thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh were scheduled to be sent back to Myanmar today as part of a voluntary repatriation plan. But the launch has been postponed amid an outbreak of protests from Rohingya
http://en.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20181115-planned-return-rohingyas-myanmar-has-been-postponed
https://www.thedailystar.net/rohingya-crisis/rohingya-refugee-repatriation-will-begin-this-afternoon-1660885
https://globalvoices.org/2018/11/15/bangladeshs-now-postponed-repatriation-would-have-turned-the-plight-of-rohingya-refugees-from-bad-to-worse/

Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam granted bail

Shahidul Alam was not charged when he was arrested on propaganda charges in August. His release on bail comes after international pressure and ahead of elections in Bangladesh in December
https://www.dw.com/en/bangladeshi-photographer-shahidul-alam-granted-bail/a-46307301

11 NOVEMBER 2018

Bangladesh opposition parties including BNP to contest election

An alliance of opposition parties in Bangladesh, including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), said on Sunday it plans to contest the Dec. 23 general election, despite the ruling Awami League rejecting a series of its demands
https://in.reuters.com/article/bangladesh-election/bangladesh-opposition-parties-including-bnp-to-contest-election-idINKCN1NG06H?rpc=401&
https://bdnews24.com/politics/2018/11/11/opposition-parties-return-to-polls-after-a-long-spell-of-political-wilderness
http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=168034

29 OCTOBER 2018

Bangladesh court hands ex-PM another 7 years jail term

A Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced former prime minister and opposition leader Khaleda Zia to another seven years in prison on corruption charges that her supporters say are politically motivated
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/bangladesh-court-hands-ex-pm-new-jail-term-21212
https://www.thedailystar.net/politics/news/zia-charitable-trust-case-supreme-court-bangladesh-directs-dhaka-court-deliver-verdict-bnp-chairperson-khaleda-zia-1653295
https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/new-jail-term-for-bangladesh-s-zia-angers-supporters-1.2295455

13 OCTOBER 2018

New political alliance formed in Bangladesh ahead of election

Some political parties in Bangladesh, including the main opposition BNP, formed an anti-government alliance on Saturday to force the ruling quarter to form an all-party caretaker government ahead of the general election in December
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/new-political-alliance-formed-in-bangladesh-ahead-of-election-2148161.html
https://www.thedailystar.net/politics/greater-national-unity-todays-meeting-cancelled-1646452

10 OCTOBER 2018

Bangladesh sentences 19 to death for 2004 political rally attack

A tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced 19 people to death and the opposition’s heir-apparent to life imprisonment Wednesday for a deadly 2004 attack at a political rally of then-opposition leader and current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/54/27/229/1539159506697.html?newsId=50390
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2018/10/10/babar-gets-death-tarique-jailed-for-life-in-2004-grenade-attack
https://www.thedailystar.net/august-21-carnage/21-august-grenade-attack-verdict-tarique-rahman-awarded-life-1645090
http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=162527

6 AUGUST 2018

Bangladesh arrests top photographer amid student protests

Police have detained Shahidul Alam, a Bangladeshi photographer and social activist, for spreading anti-government propaganda. The arrest comes amid large student protests that have convulsed the country for over a week
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/06/famed-bangladeshi-photographer-held-over-road-protest-comments
https://www.dw.com/en/bangladesh-arrests-top-photographer-amid-student-protests/a-44972531

4 AUGUST 2018

115 students injured in clashes as Bangladesh teen protests turn violent

 More than 100 people were injured in Bangladesh Saturday (Aug 4) after police fired rubber bullets at students protesters, a doctor and witnesses said, a major escalation in a stand-off between the government and demonstrators
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asia/115-students-injured-in-clashes-as-bangladesh-teen-protests-turn-10589210
http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=151686
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2158296/students-bangladesh-block-roads-seventh-day-over-road-safety

2 JUNE 2018

Bangladesh accused of using drugs war to hide political assassinations

As the death toll soars there are growing allegations the campaign is a cover for a wave of extrajudicial killings and political intimidation ahead of a general election later this year
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/01/bangladesh-drugs-war-used-hide-political-assassinations/

28 MAY 2018

Bangladesh kills 86, arrests 7,000 in anti-drugs campaign

Bangladesh police have killed at least 86 people and arrested about 7,000 since launching a crackdown on drug trafficking this month, officials said on Monday, raising fears from rights activists of a Philippines-style war on drugs
https://in.reuters.com/article/bangladesh-drugs/bangladesh-kills-86-arrests-7000-in-anti-drugs-campaign-idINKCN1IT1A1?rpc=401&
http://thedailynewnation.com/news/176225/shootout-toll-now-93

16 MAY 2018

Bangladesh Supreme Court orders Khaleda Zia released on bail

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia cannot walk out of prison right now even after winning a hard-fought legal battle for bail at the Supreme Court as she didn’t get bail in seven other cases in which she was shown arrested
https://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/bail-upheld-release-stuck-other-cases-1577494
https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/bangladesh-opposition-leader-zia-granted-bail-1.2222315

12 MAY 2018

First Bangladesh telecom satellite launch

The first telecommunications satellite in Bangladesh has successfully taken off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, US, aboard a Falcon 9 rocket of the company SpaceX
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/first-bangladesh-telecom-satellite-launch
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2018/05/12/satellite-brings-prestige-to-bangladesh-on-the-world-stage-says-hasina

12 APRIL 2018

Bangladesh scraps quota system in govt jobs amid mounting protests

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she has decided to scrap the quota system in government services after thousands of students marched across the country in protest against a controversial policy of setting aside jobs for special groups
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/bangladesh-scraps-quota-system-in-govt-jobs-amid-mounting-protests-2099421.html
https://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/quota-system-reformation–sought-reform-got-abolition-1561603

4 MARCH 2018

Is Sheikh Hasina turning Bangladesh into a one-party state?

The controversial jailing of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and the state persecution of dissent have raised fears that the next parliamentary election could turn into a violent sham
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/sheikh-hasina-turning-bangladesh-party-state-180404082024893.html

19 MARCH 2018

Top court cancels bail for Bangladesh opposition chief Zia

The decision to suspend Khaleda Zia’s bail prompted a sharp reaction from her lawyers, who said it was part of a campaign by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to silence the opposition
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/top-court-cancels-bail-for-bangladesh-opposition-chief-zia-16026
http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/142151

3 MARCH 2018

Bangladesh: Top secular writer Zafar Iqbal attacked at university

Writer Zafar Iqbal was reportedly stabbed in the head while taking part in a university event in Bangladesh. The well-known secular activist and science fiction author has faced death threats from radical Islamists
http://www.dw.com/en/bangladesh-top-secular-writer-zafar-iqbal-attacked-at-university/a-42813525
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2018/03/03/prof-zafar-iqbal-stabbed-on-shahjalal-university-campus
http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=125419

8 FEBRUARY 2018

Violent protests as opposition leader Khaleda Zia is jailed in Bangladesh

A judge in Bangladesh has convicted the opposition leader Khaleda Zia of corruption and sentenced her to five years in jail as police clashed with thousands of her supporters outside the court
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/08/violent-protests-opposition-leader-jailed-bangladesh-khaleda-zia
http://www.atimes.com/article/former-bangladesh-pm-khaleda-zia-found-guilty-graft-case/
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2018/02/08/live-eyes-on-khaleda-verdict

1 FEBRUARY 2018

Bangladesh’s new digital security law alarms journalists

Bangladesh’s government has approved the draft of a contentious digital security law aimed at tackling digital crimes. But journalists fear the proposed law could be used to muzzle freedom of expression in the country
http://www.dw.com/en/bangladeshs-new-digital-security-law-alarms-journalists/a-42377844

22 JANUARY 2018

Bangladesh announces delay in refugee return

The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled violence in Myanmar will not begin as planned, Bangladesh said Monday, with authorities admitting « a lot of preparation » was still needed
https://frontiermyanmar.net/en/bangladesh-announces-delay-in-refugee-return
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2018/01/rohingya-repatriation-delayed-burma/#Qe0Lvp6iA867iXxU.97

16 JANUARY 2918

Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on Rohingya repatriation plan in two-year period

Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to repatriate the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled a recent army crackdown in Myanmar within a period of two years
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/01/16/549097/Bangladesh-Myanmar-Rohingya-Muslims-repatriate-two-years
http://www.france24.com/en/20180116-myanmar-rohingya-bangladesh-deal-agrees-complete-rohingya-return-two-years
http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/16/-major-challenges-face-repatriation-of-rohingya-muslims

8 JANUARY 2018

Bangladesh court upholds ban on Rohingya marriage

A Bangladesh court on Monday (Jan 8) upheld a government ruling banning marriage between its citizens and refugees from Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya minority, who have fled ethnic violence in the neighbouring country
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/bangladesh-court-upholds-ban-on-rohingya-marriage-9843400
http://www.thedailystar.net/rohingya-crisis/plea-seeking-legality-marrying-myanmar-rohingya-girl-rejected-1516816

30 NOVEMBER 2017

Pope urges ‘decisive measures’ to tackle Rohingya crisis on Bangladesh visit

Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take « decisive measures » to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over the issue
http://www.france24.com/en/20171130-pope-francis-bangladesh-rohingya-muslim
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/pope-francis-awaits-rousing-reception-in-bangladesh-as-he-arrives-dhaka-roman-catholic-church-1498540
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/43/81/21/1512053986586.html

29 NOVEMBER 2017

Bangladesh priest disappearance casts pall over pope visit

A Catholic priest has disappeared in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday, as the Muslim-majority country stepped up security ahead of a landmark visit by Pope Francis that follows a rise in Islamist attacks on religious minorities
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/bangladesh-priest-disappearance-casts-pall-over-pope-visit-1.2132875
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/bangladesh-natore-priest-walter-william-rozario-missing-miscreants-demand-tk-three-lakh-ransom-1498180

27 NOVEMBER 2017

Bangladesh court upholds 2013 death sentence for 139 soldiers over mutiny

In 2013, a court had sentenced 152 soldiers to death for the 2009 killings in which dozens of officers were shot, hacked to death or burnt alive before being dumped into sewers or shallow graves
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/bangladesh-court-upholds-2013-death-sentence-for-139-soldiers-over-mutiny-12652
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/11/27/high-court-s-bdr-mutiny-verdict-greeted-with-cheers-and-tears
http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=108210

23 NOVEMBER 2017

Myanmar, Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an accord on Thursday (Nov 23) over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, both governments said, amid concern that Myanmar’s powerful army could prove obstructive
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/myanmar-bangladesh-ink-rohingya-return-deal-9432828
http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=107505
http://www.dw.com/en/rohingya-myanmar-and-bangladesh-sign-deal-to-repatriate-refugees/a-41497951

9 NOVEMBER 2017

Bangladeshi academic missing amid spike in disappearances

Mubashar Hasan, a Bangladeshi professor internationally respected for his work on Islamist extremism has gone missing, police said Thursday, with activists fearing the worst amid a spate of disappearances in recent months
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/bangladeshi-academic-missing-amid-spike-in-disappearances-1.2121537
http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/122891

14 OCTOBER 2017

Bangladesh chief justice is accused of corruption as he departs country

Bangladesh’s chief justice has been accused of serious crimes, including corruption, by the country’s government, as he departed for Australia expressing his fears for judicial independence in the nation
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/14/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/bangladesh-chief-justice-accused-corruption-departs-country/#.WeORlmi0M2z

12 OCTOBER 2017

Bangladesh issues warrants for opposition leader’s arrest

The move came after the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a crackdown on the opposition, arresting leaders and supporters of Zia`s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/bangladesh-issues-warrants-for-opposition-leaders-arrest-2049678.html

29 SEPTEMBER 2017

How Bangladeshis are coping with half a million new Rohingya refugees

The sudden arrival of half a million Rohingya Muslims has upended life in this humble village, which is now overshadowed by one of the largest concentrations of refugees in the world
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/how-bangladeshis-are-coping-with-half-a-million-new-rohingya-refugees/2017/09/29/4a6624ca-a1ee-11e7-b573-8ec86cdfe1ed_story.html?utm_term=.9d6d8e728d29

9 SEPTEMBER 2017

Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh nears 300,000: UN

Nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh in the 15 days since new violence erupted, the United Nations said Saturday (Sep 9)
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/rohingya-exodus-to-bangladesh-nears-300-000-un-9200758
http://www.euronews.com/2017/09/09/red-cross-says-a-humanitarian-crisis-is-looming-for-the-rohingya

26 AUGUST 2017

No Rohingya to be allowed to enter Bangladesh: Government

The government has directed the local administration in the district to employ its best efforts to restrict the entry of fresh Rohingyas into the country saying not a single person will be allowed in the name of ‘humanity
http://www.unb.com.bd/Bangladesh-news/No-Rohingya-to-be-allowed-to-enter-BD-Govt%C2%A0/49679
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/08/25/thousands-of-rohingyas-stranded-at-bangladesh-border-after-myanmar-attacks
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/26/533025/Myanmar-violence-Rohingya

20 AUGUST 2017

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina

A Bangladesh court sentenced ten Islamist militants to death on Sunday (Aug 20) over a failed plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by detonating a huge bomb at one of her rallies
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/bangladesh-sentences-10-to-death-for-plot-to-kill-pm-hasina
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/08/20/ten-sentenced-to-death-over-assassination-plot-against-sheikh-hasina
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/10-get-death-penalty-over-plot-to-assassinate-hasina-1.2077095

21 APRIL 2017

Hasina, under political duress, looks to the right

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has turned to the right to placate hardline Islamists after facing flak for her recent visit to neighboring India, a trip her opponents have claimed sold out national interests to its giant western neighbor
http://www.atimes.com/article/hasina-political-duress-looks-right/

1st MARCH 2017

Keener on arms from China, Bangladesh dithers on defence pact with India

After several postponements, the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, has finally agreed to visit India in April but her government is reluctant to sign an agreement on defence that India is pushing for
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2075152/keener-arms-china-bangladesh-dithers-defence-pact-india

31 OCTOBER 2016

Holy Hindu temples and idols vandalised, houses looted in Bangladesh on biggest festival for Hindus, Diwali

As Hindus across the world celebrated one of their biggest festivals, Diwali – over 15 holy temples and houses of Hindus were vandalised by mobs in Bangladesh. All this, after a derogatory post was put up by a Facebook user against the holiest of mosques in the world
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/249004441
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/10/30/at-least-15-temples-100-hindu-houses-vandalised-looted-for-hours-in-brahmanbarhia
http://www.dw.com/en/islamists-vandalize-hindu-temples-in-bangladesh-over-facebook-post/a-36211956

14 OCTOBER 2016

China’s Xi elevates ties with Bangladesh to strategic partnership as two countries ink deals worth billions

Xi’s trip, the first by a Chinese head of state to Bangladesh in 30 years, is part of China’s ambition to advance its “One Belt, One Road” initiative
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/ties-new-historical-starting-point-1298932
http://opinion.bdnews24.com/2016/10/13/the-geo-politics-of-bangladesh-china-relations/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/chinas-xi-elevates-ties-with-bangladesh-to-strategic-partnership-as-two-countries

7 OCTOBER 2016

Why Bangladesh wants to ‘silence’ its civil society

A new measure passed by Bangladesh’s parliament makes it a criminal offense to make « malicious » comments on any constitutional bodies in the country. Many say the controversial move is a blow to freedom of expression
http://www.dw.com/en/why-bangladesh-wants-to-silence-its-civil-society/a-35987962

11 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan Refuses Fresh Calls for Afghan Trade with India Through Land Routes

Pakistan has rejected fresh calls by Afghanistan to allow the conflict-ridden landlocked country to engage in direct trade with India through its land routes, citing existing official arrangements between Islamabad and Kabul
http://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-refuses-fresh-calls-for-afghan-trade-with-india-through-land-routds/3502168.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2016

Bangladesh hangs Islamist tycoon Mir Quasem Ali

Mir Quasem Ali, a key leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was executed after being convicted by a controversial war crimes tribunal for offences committed during the 1971 independence conflict with Pakistan
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/bangladesh-hangs-top-financier-of-largest-islamist-party/3098508.html
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/09/03/jamaats-mir-quasem-ali-hanged-for-war-crimes-as-al-badr-chief-of-chittagong
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/al-badr-chief-mir-quasem-executed-1280152

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 14 July in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 14 JULY IN ASIAN HISTORY

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756: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty China flees the capital Chang’an as An Lushan’s forces advance toward the city during the An Lushan Rebellion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1853: US commodore Matthew Perry lands at Kurihama (Yokosuka) and gives the shogun one letter from USA’s president asking for trade relations
http://www.navyandmarine.org/ondeck/1800perryjapan.htm

1900: During the Boxer Rebellion, the Eight-Power Allied Forces occupy Tianjin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tientsin
http://www.china.org.cn/e-8guo/3/0.htm

1900-07-14 Prise de Tientsin

1946: Following the independence, Americano-Philippine agreement on US military bases in the Philippines

1950: Korean War: North Korean troops initiate the Battle of Taejon


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taejon
http://jeffreymillerwrites.com/battle-of-taejon-july-14-1950/
http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675058233_United-States-troops_ruins-of-city_tanks-take-up-positions_laying-rocks-on-a-stream-bed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-el7kNnWvo

1963: Relations between the Soviet Union and China reach the breaking point as the two governments engage in an angry ideological debate about the future of communism
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rupture-between-ussr-and-china-grows-worse

1964: US military intelligence publicly charges that North Vietnamese regular army are fighting in South Vietnam

1998: Zhu Lilan, Minister of Technologies, is the first member of Beijing government to go to Taiwan for an international seminar

2001: First day of a three-day summit in Agra between Indian premier Vajpayee and Pakistani president Musharraf
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1430367.stm

2001: In Nepal, after the kidnapping of 71 policemen, the Nepali army is send for the first against the communist rebellion. 160 guerrillas are killed

2004: Giving in to the blackmail of the kidnappers of a Filipino in Irak, Manila starts to withdraw its 51 soldiers in that country

2007: North Korea closes its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, but the total end of its nuclear programme has to be discussed
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2007-07/17/content_5437879.htm

2008: Indonesia is blamed by a joint commission for 1999 violence in East Timor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/07/200871435822219786.html

2017: ISIL leader in Afghanistan ‘killed in US raid’
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/isil-leader-afghanistan-killed-raid-170714192512285.html
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/07/14/528477/US-Daesh-Afghanistan-isil-

On 14 July in South Asian history

ON 14 JULY IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1636 : Aurangzeb is appointed the Viceroy of Deccan by his father and Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/july-14-1636-aurangzeb-is-appointed-viceroy-of-deccan-by-shah-jahan

1893: Birth of Garimella Satyanarayana, Indian poet and Freedom fighter who died on December 18, 1952
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garimella_Satyanarayana

1920: Birth of Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician who died on February 26,  2004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shankarrao_Chavan

1943: Birth of Rohana Wijeweera, founder of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or People’s Liberation Front, in Sri Lanka, killed on 13 November 1989
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohana_Wijeweera

1963: Death of Indian religious leader Swami Shivanand Saraswati, born on September 8, 1887
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivananda_Saraswati
http://www.sivananda.org/teachings/swami-sivananda.html

1975: Death of Madan Mohan, Indian Bollywood film director, born on July 25, 1924
http://www.rediff.com/movies/2004/oct/06madan.htm

2001: First day of a three-day summit in Agra between Indian premier Vajpayee and Pakistani president Musharraf
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1430367.stm

2001: In Nepal, after the kidnapping of 71 policemen, the Nepali army is send for the first against the communist rebellion. 160 guerrillas are killed

2017: ISIL leader in Afghanistan ‘killed in US raid’
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/isil-leader-afghanistan-killed-raid-170714192512285.html
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/07/14/528477/US-Daesh-Afghanistan-isil-

On 14 July in Southeast Asian history

ON 14 JULY IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1885: Birth of Laos king Sisavang Vong (1904-1959) who died on October 29, 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisavang_Vong

Sisavang Vong 2

1897: Birth of Plaek Pibulsonggram, twice prime minister of Thailand  (1938-1944 and 1948-1957), who died on June 11, 1964
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plaek_Pibulsonggram

1946: Following the independence, Americano-Philippine agreement on US military bases in the Philippines

1964: US military intelligence publicly charges that North Vietnamese regular army are fighting in South Vietnam

1978: Kampuchea Khmer Rouge Vice Premier Ieng Sary, pays a visit to Bangkok

1980: Birth of Jed Madela, Filipino singer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jed_Madela
http://www.jango.com/music/Jed+Madela/_full_bio?l=0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7cO8yK9ciw

1984: In a telegram to Khieu Samphan, Prince Sihanouk threatens to resign as chairman of the coalition government of Democratic Kampuchea if Khmer Rouges forces don’t stop its attacks against his National Army

1985: Khmer Rouge announce that a future Cambodia government should be « liberal on economy and parliamentary in politics »

2003: Indonesian Fathur Rahman al-Ghozi, member of Jemaah Islamiyah, who planned deadly attacks in the Philippines, escapes from jail with the complicity of Philippine officers
http://www.arabnews.com/node/234344

2004: Giving in to the blackmail of the kidnappers of a Filipino in Irak, Manila starts to withdraw its 51 soldiers in that country

2004: In Cambodia, following an agreement between Funcipec and PPC parties signed on June 30, king Sihanouk reappoints Hun Sen as Premier, putting an end to an 11 months crisis. Hun gets 60 % of the members of the cabinet

2008: Indonesia is blamed by a joint commission for 1999 violence in East Timor
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia-pacific/2008/07/200871435822219786.html

2011: After revealing that Arroyo and her husband Jose Miguel had ordered the rigging of the 2007 senatorial elections in Maguindanao, Zaldy Ampatuan also claimed that the former president got some P200 million in kickbacks from road projects in the ARMM.
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/24062/zaldy-ampatuan-has-more-exposes-against-arroyo-says-justice-sec-de-lima
http://www.gmanews.tv/story/226319/nation/malacaang-dares-arroyo-answer-poll-fraud-allegations

On 14 July in Japan’s history

ON 14 JULY IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1853: US commodore Matthew Perry lands at Kurihama (Yokosuka) and gives the shogun one letter from USA’s president asking for trade relations
http://www.navyandmarine.org/ondeck/1800perryjapan.htm

1908: In Japan, second government Katsura Taro (up to August 1911)
https://www.ndl.go.jp/portrait/e/datas/52.html

1937: Birth of Yoshiro Mori, Japanese Prime Minister from April 5, 2000 to April 26, 2001
http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/moriprofile/index_e.html
http://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/yoshiro-mori-98.php

Mori_dmission

1968: Birth of Kazushi Sakuraba, Japanese mixed martial artist/professional wrestler
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazushi_Sakuraba
http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/kazushi-sakuraba-84

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44E-lW3aYhM

 

 

On 14 July in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 14 JULY IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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756: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang Dynasty China flees the capital Chang’an as An Lushan’s forces advance toward the city during the An Lushan Rebellion
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_Lushan_Rebellion
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/ancientchina/f/What-Was-The-An-Lushan-Rebellion.htm

1900: During the Boxer Rebellion, the Eight-Power Allied Forces occupy Tianjin https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tientsin
http://www.china.org.cn/e-8guo/3/0.htm

1900-07-14 Prise de Tientsin

1963: Relations between the Soviet Union and China reach the breaking point as the two governments engage in an angry ideological debate about the future of communism
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rupture-between-ussr-and-china-grows-worse

1987: In Taiwan, the martial law in in force since 1949 is lift and the family links with Communist China are now authorized
http://www.nytimes.com/1987/07/15/world/taiwan-ends-4-decades-of-martial-law.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_law_in_Taiwan

1998: Zhu Lilan, Minister of Technologies, is the first member of Beijing government to go to Taiwan for an international seminar

2017: Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jul/14/hong-kong-pro-democracy-legislators-disqualified-parliament
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/2102733/legislative-council-disqualifications-shift-balance-power
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/14/live-hong-kong-reacts-4-elected-pro-democracy-lawmakers-ousted-legislature/