Secretary (Maritime Affairs Unit) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rear Admiral (Retd) Md. Khurshed Alam has been elected Chairperson of the IOC Regional Committee for the Central Indian Ocean (IOCINDIO)
The 74th session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) will run from May 24 to June 1 that will stress the urgency of ending the current pandemic and preventing the next one by building a healthier, safer and fairer world.
The drain takes place subtly and almost invisibly, without the overt violence of colonial occupation and therefore without provoking protest and moral outrage.
The UNSC, the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.
A draft decision on the negotiation modalities of a pandemic treaty for consideration of the 74th World Health Assembly has been circulated to WHO Members as most governments are struggling to contain COVID-19.
U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 EducationUSA Academy Connects college preparatory program.
Unicef on Thursday commended the recent release of 345 children from detention centres in Bangladesh by virtual courts.
It was meant to counter misrepresentations by the Big Media in the West, and in India which only relayed half-truths spread by the former.
Cross-border bank claims increased by $431 billion, or 6% year on year, in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2020, bringing the outstanding stock to $35.6 trillion at end-2020.
Bangladesh on Sunday closed its borders with India for two weeks because of the worsening Covid-19 situation.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is responding to urgent liquidity needs in developing countries but fails to ensure systemic debt solutions or recovery without austerity.
Only last week a story was published about seven girls aged between 10-18 from a district neighbouring India that had gone missing but luckily were found safe by the Indian police and returned back to their families.
A new Cold War – this time, between the US and China —is threatening to paralyze the UN’s most powerful body, even as military conflicts and civil wars are sweeping across the world.
At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has handed over the chairmanship of the D-8 Council of Foreign Ministers to his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen.
United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Miller inaugurated the First Bangladesh Congress on Epidemiology and Public Health.
Few nations in recent decades have been targeted by a superpower the way the United States of America has subjected Syria to various forms of attack.
UNICEF has expressed its deepest sympathy to the Rohingyas affected by Monday’s fire in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.
developing countries, comprising over two-thirds of the 193 UN member states, are complaining they are not being adequately represented in the higher echelons of the world body.
The LDCs have upped the ante on their request at the WTO that LDC-specific support measures must be extended for a period of 12 years for those countries graduating from the LDC category
Germany has extended the Lockdown until 28 March 2021. It will follow the opening rules step by step.
Marcela Loaiza was just 21 years old when a man approached her at her workplace in Pereira City, Colombia with promises of fame and money.
The American Center at U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Fulbright Distinguish Award in Teaching Program.
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Dhaka, Feb 4 – The long-awaited working committee meeting on Rohingya repatriation between Bangladesh and Myanmar has been deferred due to the changed situation in Myanmar.
Benapole, Jan 31 – Trade at Petrapole-Benapole border checkpoint remained suspended all day on Sunday as Petrapole port halted operation protesting different ‘harassments’ by the Border Security Force (BSF).
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen has said one day before his departure for New Delhi that Bangladesh wants to hear positive news on Teesta water sharing and simultaneously continue the discussion on water sharing of other common rivers.
U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for the Fulbright Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (Fulbright TEA) program.
Dhaka, Jan 12 – Bangladesh has called on the international community for the continuation of international support measures for an extended period to make its upcoming graduation out of Least Developed Country (LDC) status smooth and sustainable.
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