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Ousted Myanmar ambassador appeals for UK government help

NE World Desk The ousted Myanmar ambassador to Britain has appealed to the British government to help him as he faced eviction from his London residence. Kyaw Zwar Minn had to spend a night in his car last week after his country’s military attache barred him from the embassy in central London. He told reporters […]

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Travel restrictions by country: Here’s where you can visit this summer

NE World Desk You’ve got your COVID vaccine, and the CDC says it’s OK to travel this summer, even internationally. But you’re likely to find that your overseas options are limited by border restrictions in many countries. Why it matters: If you don’t do your homework before traveling, you could wind up stranded in a […]

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Russia to boost ties with Pakistan, supply military gear

NE World Desk Russia’s foreign minister on Wednesday said Moscow and Islamabad will boost ties in the fight against terrorism, with Russia providing unspecified military equipment to Pakistan and the two holding joint exercises at sea and in the mountains. Sergey Lavrov spoke on the second day of a two-day trip to Pakistan. It’s the […]

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Kosovo’s 38-year-old president takes office

NE World Desk Kosovo’s new president took office on Tuesday, becoming the country’s youngest head of state and one of the youngest in the world. Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, 38, was elected to a five-year term on Sunday by Kosovo’s Assembly, or Parliament, making her the Balkan nation’s second female leader in the post-war period. Osmani-Sadriu took […]

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Pakistan faces dilemma over trade ties with India

NE World Desk Pakistan’s government last week put a hold on restarting limited imports of sugar, cotton and wheat from India until New Delhi reviews its 2019 decision to revoke the Kashmir region’s special status.  It reversed the decision made earlier by Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) to give the green light for imports from […]

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Britain adds Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Philippines to ‘red list’

NE World Desk Britons returning from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and the Philippines will have to go into hotel quarantine from next Friday in a move that will further deter any travel during the Easter school holidays. The four countries are to be added to England’s “red list” of countries under a travel ban amid concerns […]

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Bangladesh, Bhutan agree to activate river routes to expand trade

NE Bangladesh Desk Bangladesh and Bhutan has agreed to activate the river routes to expand business between the two countries. According to BSS, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Bhutanese counterpart Dr. Lotay Tshering reached the consensus in a meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the capital. PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim […]

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Bangladesh, Sri Lanka bilateral talks begin

NE Bangladesh Desk Bangladesh and Sri Lankan delegation members on Saturday began bilateral talks at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the capital. According to BSS, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa are leading their respective sides at the talks. Before the formal talks, the two leaders […]

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Muslims, students protest Indian PM’s visit to Bangladesh

NE Bangladesh Desk Muslims and student activists rallied in Bangladesh’s capital Friday to denounce the upcoming visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the celebration of the country’s 50th anniversary of independence. Modi is due to arrive in Dhaka on March 26, which Bangladesh celebrates as its independence day. It was the date […]

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Modi calls Bangabandhu “hero for all Indians”

NE Bangladesh Desk Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman a “hero for all Indians” as he issued a tweet while Bangladesh’s started a 10-day nationwide celebrations to mark Bangabandhu’s birth centenary celebrations coinciding with golden jubilee of its independence. “He (Bangabanadhu) is a hero for […]