EU releases €22 million for Bangladesh and Myanmar in humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees(Photo: European Union)

EU releases €22 million for Bangladesh and Myanmar in humanitarian aid for Rohingya refugees

For Bangladesh, the challenges are only growing amid the resource crunch, a growing rate of crimes, and drug smuggling in the refugee camps. 

Former Afghan leaders meet in Turkey, stress ‘political’ & ‘military’ options

The meeting, hosted by former Uzbek warlord, Marshal Abdul Rashid Dostum, saw participation from leading leaders, mainly from the north, including Salauddin Rabbani, Ahmed Zia Massoud, Atta Muhammed Noor, Muhammed Mohaqiq, Karim Khalili, Rahman Rahmani, and former Afghan spy chief Rahmatullah Nabil and others

No breakthrough with India possible because of Kashmir changes, says Pakistan's foreign minister in New York

“We challenge those that worry about food security: Resolve the Kashmir dispute, open the door to peace in South Asia and watch how the farmers of Pakistan and India can feed the world”, Bhutto Zardari said

Blinken meets Pakistan foreign minister, says looking forward to expanding cooperation

Pakistan, he said, is looking forward to working with yourself and your administration to improve trade relations between Pakistan and the United States and create opportunities for American investors and Pakistani investors and Pakistani businessmen and American entrepreneurs to work together


US government takes control of Afghan embassy, consulates after they cease operations

Diplomats and officials, representing the erstwhile Afghan government, had been facing severe financial difficulties among other issues, making the day-to-day operations of the missions unsustainable. The State Department has also said that it would bar anyone from entering them without its permission until further notice

Pakistan’s foreign minister in New York; US offers help to rebuild its economy

This is the first high-level meeting between senior officials of the two countries after the ties between Islamabad and Washington suffered first due to the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan and thereafter accusation of the regime change conspiracy by former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan

18th century Indian Christian who fought scourge of casteism made saint by Vatican

"Saint Devasahayam stood for equality and fought against casteism and communalism. His sainthood comes at a time India is facing a surge in communalism," said retired Indian civil servant M G Devasahayam, who had written to the Vatican, seeking removal of Devasahayam's caste name

Indian-American named Dean Of Stanford University's Climate Change School

Majumdar joined Stanford in 2014. He was the founding director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) and currently serves as the chair of the advisory board to the US Secretary of Energy

US says won’t let 'lies, propaganda, or disinformation' in the way of ties with Pakistan

Ties between the two countries also gain significance amid instability in the region, with growing attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, especially after the return of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan last year

Uzbekistan says no recognition of Taliban government in isolation

"The Taliban don't want to be isolated," he said, "They want international recognition." Tashkent, he said, is committed to moving ahead with formal recognition only in concert with the international community

Blinken dials Pakistan Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto, says committed to US-Pak relations

Significantly, the call shows that the US would be more open to engaging with the new Pakistan government under Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, unlike the previous government under Khan, whose anti-American rhetoric put Wahington off

US to continue work with Pakistan on counterterrorism and border security amid growing attacks

Since the US exit from the region and the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan, militant violence has grown significantly in Pakistan, with both TTP militants and Baloch insurgents mounting deadly attacks on a regular basis

India-Nordic summit focuses on boosting cooperation in emerging technologies, clean energy

On the last leg of his visit that had earlier taken him to Germany in what is seen as a greater f0cus on Europe in India's foreign policy, Modi will meet French Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron in Paris, the first foreign leader to meet Macron since his re-election last week

Connecticut state has no business in supporting fringe elements to promote their divisive agenda: GOPIO deplores Connecticut state general assembly citation

“Indian American community in Connecticut consists of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsees. All these communities live together as one Indian community and Connecticut state has no business to comment on issues pertaining to local issues in India or supporting fringe elements to promote their divisive agenda,” Dr. Abraham added

Sri Lankan diaspora community protests in UK, demand Rajapaksa’s resignation

The protest, organized along similar lines of the ‘Gota Go Gama’ protest in Colombo’s iconic Galle Face, was organized as a show of solidarity with Sri Lankans back home, who are struggling from an acute shortage of food, fuel, and medicines as the country runs out of foreign exchange reserves.

Inter-faith iftar celebrations in Chicago: Leaders of South Asian origin representing major religions seek unity

They stressed the importance of interfaith cooperation and compassion and shared about their work in supporting peoples of all faiths around the world.

Former US envoy to Pakistan admits hiding travel gift from Pakistani American; pleads guilty to illegal lobbying charges

The Justice Department said Olson had received air travel to London, lodging there and expenses from the Pakistani American businessman, whose name was not disclosed in court papers but identified only as a “naturalised US citizen born in Pakistan”, who operated several businesses and lobbied, and was the go-between for another deal

Taliban diplomats are stationed in Afghanistan’s embassy in Tehran, Iran confirms

Amid the constant influx of refugees, the forces of the two countries often clash at the border. However, overall relations between the two sides remain stable and cooperative

Over 500 Bangladeshis arrested in Libya while attempting to cross over to Europe

Bangladeshi nationals were banned from traveling to Libya for almost four years. The ban was lifted by Dhaka only earlier this year. This is the first time in recent years that such a large number of Bangladeshis were detained on a single day


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