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Bangladesh slides down the Global Peace Index

DHAKA (UCAN): Bangladesh has slipped further down in the latest Global Peace Index, which was published by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics, and Peace on June 13. Ranked 84th in 2017, the country slid to 93 in 2018, and finally tumbled to sit at 101 out of 163 independent countries and territories in the 2019 rankings.
 
In South Asia, Bangladesh sits fourth after Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Nepal but is ahead of India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
 

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Asian peace rankings take a dive

PHNOM PENH (UCAN): Asia has become a less peaceful place according to the 2018 Global Peace Index, with conditions in Cambodia and Myanmar deteriorating most in the region.
 
Published by the Australia-based Institute for Economics and Peace, the  index ranks the safety and security of 163 countries, including the degree of militarisation and the impact of ongoing conflicts.
 

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