Day: March 24, 2021

THE WORLD'S REFUGEES IN NUMBERS

THE WORLD’S REFUGEES IN NUMBERS

Many powerful politicians and influential media might give the impression that rich countries, particularly in the West, are doing more than enough to help people fleeing war and persecution. But in reality, the picture looks very different. Instead, lower- and middle-income countries are doing much more than their fair share — hosting more than double …

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Pak India talks initiated on disputed hydropower projects

Pak-India talks initiated on disputed hydropower projects

Pak India talks begin under the Permanent Indus Commission in two and a half years in New Delhi. These talks aim at resolving the longstanding dispute over hydropower projects. In New Delhi, Pakistan and India began their first talks under the Permanent Indus Commission over the disputed hydropower projects. Pakistan is concerned that India’s plans …

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North Korea Fired two missiles to test over the weekend

North Korea Fired two missiles to test over the weekend

North Korea, over the weekend, fired two missiles off its west coast to test its weapons. It was the first official weapons test after Joe Biden took charge of his office, as US officials said. The administration stated that it remained open for negotiations with North Korea. The country’s weapon testing exercise included weapons that …

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Afghan government rejects US Peace Plan; President offers election

Afghan government rejects US Peace Plan; President offers election

Afghan government rejects the US peace plan. President Ashraf Ghani had put forward a counter-offer and proposed a new presidential election within six months. Two senior government officials told Reuters that Ghani rejected Washington’s plan. US Special Envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has been circulating a proposal that would replace the Kabul government with an interim administration. …

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Bangladesh; 14 sentenced to death for plotting to kill Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh; 14 sentenced to death for plotting to kill Sheikh Hasina

Fourteen militants were sentenced to death in Bangladesh on Tuesday for attempting to kill Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in year 2000, a prosecutor said. In 2000’s, many Islamist extremists were angry at Bangladesh’s PM Sheikh Hasina for her secular views, and 2000 bomb plot was one the several attempts to kill her. Since then, a …

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