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T20 World Cup: Bangladesh thrash Papua New Guinea, book Super 12 berth

Veteran actor Kayes Chowdhury dies

At least 3 killed, dozens injured in massive gas explosion in northeast China

Pakistan to remain in FATF grey list

10 die in a day as Bangladesh's coronavirus death toll touches 27,801

Afghanistan: US, Taliban officials to engage in dialogue in Doha

Kabul, October 9: A US delegation will travel to Doha, Qatar, over the weekend to meet with senior Afghan Taliban representatives, the State Department said.

Indians have done best to respond to China's incredibly aggressive actions: Mike Pompeo

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently reacted to the violent border standoff between India and China and said Indians have done their best to respond to Beijing's “incredibly aggressive actions”.

US puts Pakistan on the ‘Tier 2 Watch List’ on its trafficking scale

Washington: Stating that the Government of Pakistan does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, the US downgraded the south Asian country to the ‘Tier 2 Watch List’ on the country trafficking scale.

Pleased with India's steps to protect healthcare workers combating Coronavirus: US

Washington: Senior US diplomat Alice Wells has appreciated India for the steps taken by the PM Narendra Modi-led government to guard its healthcare workers on the front lines combating COVID-19.

While world boos China, India basks in Covid-19 leadership role, hydroxychloroquine magnanimity

New Delhi: At a time when the world is fighting against COVID-19 outbreak and condemns the irresponsibility of China in exporting the virus worldwide, the Indian government is leading the combat in its own ways by helping the world's leading nation by providing hydroxychloroquine medicine which is being considered as a possible cure for the deadly disease.

Taliban killing too many Afghans in the countryside, says US State Department

Washington: Days after a peace deal was signed between the two groups, the US State Department on Wednesday confirmed that the Taliban has taken steps to stop attacks against the coalition force in the cities but they are killing too many Afghans in the countryside.

By European Foundation for South Asian Studies ( EFSAS)

It had been argued in the EFSAS Commentary of 06-09-2019 titled ‘Strange negotiations in an incongruous environment do not portend well for peace in Afghanistan’ that the talks that the United States (US) was engaged in with the Taliban represented basically an acceptance of defeat by the US, its willingness to renege on the promises, both articulated and implied, made to the people of Afghanistan, and in its rush to get out of Afghanistan its sheer lack of interest in, or commitment to, the prospects of long-term peace in the country.

Pakistan: Punjab Assembly resolution seeks most stringent anti-blasphemy laws, USCIRF condemns

Washington: The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) on Friday condemned the resolution passed by the Punjab Assembly in Pakistan which asked the federal government to make new or improve existing laws to sternly punish blasphemers and set up a Saudi Arabia like central screening or filtration system to intercept blasphemous material on social media.

Terrorism: US issues advisory to its carriers to avoid Pakistan airspace

Washington: Fearing terror attack, the United States has issued advisory to all its air carriers and commercial operators to exercise caution as they fly into, out of, within or over the territory and airspace of Pakistan.

All India and Pakistan issues are bilateral in nature: Modi tells at meeting with US President Donald Trump

Biarritz, Aug 26: Amid tension between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue, Narendra Modi on Monday met US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G7 Summit where he said the issues between India and Pakistan are 'bilateral in nature' and both nations could sort them out.

Parliament dissolved in Sri Lanka: US, UK express concern

Washington, Nov 10: The US government has expressed its concern over the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's decision of dissolving the Parliament on Friday.