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Taliban and Afghan civil society members begin Oslo talks: Norway

The first Taliban delegation to visit Europe since returning to power in Afghanistan began talks Sunday with Afghan civil society members focused on human rights, Norway's foreign ministry said

This handout photograph released by the Afghan Taliban and taken on 22 January, 2022 shows Afghanistan’s Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi (C), Taliban senior official member Anas Haqqani (R) and delegates posing for pictures before departing to Oslo, at the Kabul airport in Kabul

Interview: CR Abrar

'China and the US have almost the same position on the Rohingya question'

Professor CR Abrar, an expert on migration and refugee issues, talks to Prothom Alo about the Rohingya crisis, problems pertaining to their repatriation, the deterioration of law and order in the ...

'China and the US have almost the same position on the Rohingya question'

'US ready to talk with Russia over missiles, military exercises'

The United States is ready to discuss with Russia the two countries' missile systems and military exercises, in talks that could begin as early as Sunday in Geneva, a senior White House official said ...

US ready to talk with Russia over missiles, military exercises: White House official

Interview: Maj. Gen (retd) ANM Muniruzzaman

'The US will directly engage with countries in South Asia, not through India'

The geopolitics in this region is seeing signs of new polarisations and tensions, even the possibility of another Cold War. President of the Bangladesh Institute of Peace and Security Studies (BIPSS) ...

Maj. Gen (retd) ANM Muniruzzaman

US security aid

Bangladesh must sign deal to receive US assistance

Under the law, assistance is halted to any security agency or force that is involved in extensive violations of human rights including torture, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearance and rape

Bangladesh must sign deal to receive US assistance

Health costs pushed or worsened poverty for over 500m: WHO

More than half a billion people globally were pushed or sent further into extreme poverty last year as they paid for health costs out of their own pockets, with the Covid-19 pandemic expected to make ...

Health costs pushed or worsened poverty for over 500m: WHO

Kentucky tornado death toll rises to at least 80: Governor

The death toll from powerful tornadoes that lashed the United States has risen to more than 80 in Kentucky alone, the state's governor said Sunday

Debris is wrapped around damaged trees as emergency workers search through what is left of the Mayfield Consumer Products Candle Factory after it was destroyed by a tornado in Mayfield, Kentucky, on 11 December 2021.

US sanctions

'This could push Dhaka into the arms of Beijing'

Commenting on the recent sanctions imposed on senior officials of a key security force in Bangladesh, reputed analyst Michael Kugelman writes that it's a major reputational blow for Dhaka, not just ...

'This could push Dhaka into the arms of Beijing'

Dhaka Tribune-BIPSS roundtable

‘Afghanistan should not become a playground of major powers’

Afghanistan seemed on the brink of a humanitarian crisis, facing an economic meltdown with uncertainty looming large in all sectors. The rest of the world looks for the possible impact the situation ...

‘Afghanistan should not become a playground of major powers’

On 'Black Friday,' many US consumers have already shopped

"Black Friday" has kicked off in the United States with companies offering a new batch of "doorbuster" sales and promotions to early holiday shoppers, but online data show that consumers have been ...

A UPS worker prepares to deliver packages on Black Friday in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., 26 November, 2021
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