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UN rights envoy to Myanmar says election will fail to meet standards

election will fail to meet standards because of the disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.

Rohingya refugees walk along the road in the evening at Balukhali camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 16 November, 2018.

Trump supports deal to continue China’s TikTok operate in the US

ByteDance was racing to avoid a crackdown on TikTok after the US Commerce Department said on Friday it would block new downloads and updates to the app come Sunday

Illustration picture of Tiktok with US flags

Don't pay heed to who said what, who wrote what: PM Hasina

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has vowed to build a corruption-free administration in the country, asking the government officials and employees to undertake their own plan on ‘suddhachar’ (integrity) ...

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses as the chief guest the Annual Performance Agreement Signing Ceremony-2020 through video conference from her official Gonobhaban residence, Dhaka on 17 September 202

Bartomeu’s victory over Messi may prove hollow

The last year has been chaotic for Barca, even more so for their president, and not just because they lost La Liga to Real Madrid before being humiliated by Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu during the unveiling of new signing Pedri at Auditorium 1899, Barcelona, Spain on 20 August 2020

Top US general foresees no military role in resolving election disputes

The top US general told lawmakers that he did not foresee the military playing a role in the election process or resolving disputes that may come during the November presidential election

US president Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire, US, on 28 August 2020

Japan PM Abe set to resign over worsening health

Japan has not suffered the explosive surge in virus cases seen elsewhere, but Abe had drawn fire for a clumsy early response and what critics see as a lack of leadership as infections spread

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe visits the Japan House to greet his country's Olympic athletes and delegates, in Rio de Janeiro on 21 August 2016

Election to save America or allow socialist agenda to demolish destiny: Trump

Trailing in national opinion polls, Trump accepted his party's nomination on the Republican National Convention's final night with a speech asserting that a Biden victory would only worsen the crises ...

US president Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the final event of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, US, on 27 August 2020

EC clears draft of law for registration of political parties

The election commission has cleared the draft of the Political Party Registration Bill, 2020 though a commissioner strongly opposed the move to enact a separate law with some articles from the ...

Election commissioner Mahbub Talukder issues a ‘note of dissent’ over the enactment of the new law terming the move a ‘reckless decision’

US, China differ over plans for Phase 1 trade deal talks

The Trump administration on Thursday declined to acknowledge any plans to meet with China over the Phase 1 trade deal after the commerce ministry in Beijing said bilateral talks would be held "in the ...

Chinese and US flags flutter near The Bund, before US trade delegation meet their Chinese counterparts

UAE made huge mistake with Israel deal: Iran president

The United Arab Emirates has made a "huge mistake" in reaching a deal toward normalising ties with Israel, Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in a speech furiously condemning what he ...

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, on 26 September 2019
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