Bangkok, Sep 20 : A Thai humanitarian team on behalf of the national Islamic committee is due to travel to Cox’s Bazar in southeast Bangladesh next week to provide assistance to Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar. Aree Arif, a coordinator with the Sheikul Islam Office’s Council for Humanitarian Networking told Efe news on Wednesday […]

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Tokyo, Sep 20 :Japan on Wednesday welcomed US President Donald Trump speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in which he vowed to destroy North Korea if the US was compelled to defend itself. Referring to Trump’s maiden speech at the UNGA on Tuesday, government spokesperson Yoshihide Suga said Japan greatly appreciates the US […]

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United Nations, Sep 19 (IANS) In his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, US President Donald Trump on Tuesday trumpeted his own achievements and pledged to “totally destroy” North Korea after calling its regime a “band of criminals”. Amid escalating crisis in the Korean peninsula, a combative Trump referred to “rogue nations” as “the […]

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Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) The US has resumed the premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions subject to the fiscal 2018 cap, five months after it was suspended to check the rush of work visas popular among Indian techies. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed the premium processing on Monday. The suspension has, […]

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Baghdad, Sep 19 :A double suicide bombing inside a restaurant near the Iraqi city of Tikrit on Tuesday left three people dead and 34 injured, officials said. The assailants detonated belts laden with explosives inside the restaurant located some 15 km to the north of Tikrit, the regional capital of the restive Saladin Governorate, Efe […]

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Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 19 (IANS) Breaking her silence over the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis, Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday said she and her government “condemn all human rights violations and unlawful violence” in the country and does not fear global scrutiny on the situation in Rakhine state. The de facto […]

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New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The WHO has released its first tranche of emergency funding of $175,000 to provide lifesaving healthcare to the “vulnerable population” in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar, a statement said on Tuesday. Though the World Health Organisation (WHO) did not specifically mention the Rohingya refugees, over 410,000 of them have arrived in Cox’s […]

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Washington, Sep 19 The US government has frozen arms sales to the bodyguards unit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid strained ties between the two countries, authorities said. Monday’s move would block a deal by New Hampshire-based Sig Sauer to sell $1.2 million worth of arms to the unit behind the May 16 assault […]

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Indonesian authorities have raised the alert level for a volcano in Bali following increased activity, a senior official said here on Tuesday. The official from the National Volcanology Agency said the alert level of Gunung Agung volcano located in Karang Asem district was raised to the second highest level on Monday night. “We raised the […]

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