Kuwait: Tougher penalties sought in human trafficking case involving Bangladeshi MP

The Kuwaiti public prosecution contested the rulings handed down to the prime defendant and convicted accomplices, demanding tougher penalties, Al Qabas newspaper reported. Image Credit: Gulf News archive Cairo: Kuwait’s prosecutors have demanded tougher penalties than the verdicts recently issued in a high-profile case involving a Bangladeshi lawmaker-cum-businessman. Last month, a Kuwaiti criminal court sentenced […]

US pressures China over human rights, regional destabilisation

US pressures China over human rights, regional destabilisation

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday pressured China over human rights issues and warned that Beijing will be held “accountable” for threatening regional stability, during a phone call with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi. “The United States will continue to stand up for human rights and democratic values, including in Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong […]

Experts: Pandemic may fuel human trafficking for years

Dhaka Tribune hosted a webinar organized by USAID on Saturday  The devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global economy may fuel human trafficking in the years to come, speakers at a webinar have said. The pandemic is driving more people into poverty and there is a high possibility that human traffickers will take […]