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Bangladesh High Court grants bail to imprisoned cartoonist

Bangladesh High Court grants bail to imprisoned cartoonist

Dhaka: Bangladesh’s High Court granted bail on Wednesday to a cartoonist who has been held for 10 months of pre-trial detention under a controversial digital security law that critics say stifles freedom of expression. Ahmed Kabir Kishore faces charges of creating confusion over the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and contributing to the deterioration […]

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China kicks off its politically significant annual Parliament season

China kicks off its politically significant annual Parliament season

Beijing: China on Wednesday began its politically significant annual Parliament season, amid mounting political and economic challenges in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic and the growing adversity with the US over a host of issues including, Taiwan, Tibet, Xinjiang and Hong Kong. The gathering of China’s political elite is taking place ahead of this […]

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US will engage China from position of strength: Blinken will say in foreign policy speech

US will engage China from position of strength: Blinken will say in foreign policy speech

Washington, Mar 3 (PTI) Secretary of State Antony Blinken in his first major foreign policy speech on Wednesday would describe the US’ relationship with China as the “biggest geopolitical test” of the 21st century and say that Washington will engage Beijing from a position of strength. In his speech, Blinken would spell out eight aspects […]

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Israel’s high court says non-Orthodox converts are Jews

Israel’s high court says non-Orthodox converts are Jews

Tel Aviv: Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday dealt a major blow to the country’s powerful Orthodox establishment, ruling that people who convert to Judaism through the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel are also Jewish and entitled to become citizens. The landmark ruling, 15 years in the making, centred around the combustible question of who […]

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Appeal for Yemen raises ”disappointing” $1.7B: UN chief Antonio Guterres

Appeal for Yemen raises ”disappointing” $1.7B: UN chief Antonio Guterres

Cairo: United Nations appeal for aid to Yemen to alleviate the world’s worst humanitarian disaster raised some USD 1.7 billion Monday— a result the UN chief called “disappointing.” At a virtual pledging conference co-hosted by Sweden and Switzerland, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had appealed for USD 3.85 billion this year to address the impoverished Arab […]

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France’s Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

France’s Sarkozy convicted of corruption, sentenced to jail

Paris:  A Paris court on Monday found French former President Nicolas Sarkozy guilty of corruption and influence peddling and sentenced him to one year in prison and a two-year suspended sentence. The 66-year-old politician, who was president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted for having tried to illegally obtain information from a senior magistrate in […]

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India, US reaffirm strategic partnership at bilateral meeting of UN envoys

India, US reaffirm strategic partnership at bilateral meeting of UN envoys

United Nations:  India and the US have reaffirmed their strategic partnership and agreed to work together to strengthen multilateralism during a meeting between the top UN diplomats of the two countries here. Newly appointed US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield met India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti as part of […]

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UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes

UN: Arbitrary detentions in Syria conflict may be war crimes

Geneva:  Tens of thousands of civilians in Syria were “arbitrarily detained” in enforced disappearances during the country’s 10-year conflict, a U.N. commission said in a report released Monday. The fate of many remains unknown to this day. Thousands more have been subjected to torture and sexual violence, offenses that can amount to war crimes, the […]

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Israel, Palestine must avoid unilateral action that could prejudice final status issues: India at UN

Israel, Palestine must avoid unilateral action that could prejudice final status issues: India at UN

United Nations:  Reiterating that only a two-state solution will deliver enduring peace that the people of Israel and Palestine deserve, India has said this should be achieved through direct negotiations between both sides on final status issues and any unilateral action which could prejudice these issues must be avoided. India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the […]

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Saudi Arabia says it intercepted missile attack over capital

Saudi Arabia says it intercepted missile attack over capital

Dubai:  Saudi Arabia said Saturday it intercepted a missile attack over its capital and bomb-laden drones targeting a southern province, the latest in a series of airborne assaults it has blamed on Yemen’s rebel Houthis. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen’s years-long war announced the Iran-allied Houthis had launched a ballistic missile toward Riyadh […]

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