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Around one-third of the Afghan population needed urgent humanitarian action over the last three months, a coalition of UN agencies and partners said on Monday. The latest Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Alert said some 10.23 million people were living in a state of severe food insecurity. The IPC, which classifies food insecurity in five distinct phases, said about 2.44 million Afghan were believed to be in an emergency situation and 7.79 million in a crisis situation.…

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Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to contest a case filed by Gambia accusing Myanmar of genocide against its Rohingya Muslim minority, her government said. More than 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh since a 2017 crackdown by Myanmar’s military, which U.N. investigators say was carried out with “genocidal intent”. Buddhist majority Myanmar denies accusations of genocide…

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The government of India granted MVR 1.9 million to refurbish 'Fiyavathi', the children's shelter in reclaimed suburb Hulhumale. According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the project is aimed to cater TO the growing needs of foster care children aged between 0-13 years. This includes upgrading the security systems, strengthening the functionality of the building, setting up two common rooms, and replacing the current furniture among others.…

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Authorities attending Nepal-India coordination meeting have agreed to check cross-border crimes. 

In a meeting attended by authorities representing both the countries at Indian Seema Surakshya Bal (SSB) camp based in Naujaliya Bodipur of Uttar Pradesh, both parties have agreed to boost border security and prevent human trafficking and drugs smuggling.…
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Leaders of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) and the South East Asian Cooperation (SEACO) Foundation highly praised Bangladesh’s impressive economic progress in the last one decade, reports BSS. Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bangladesh attained massive development in the field of economy in the last one decade, they said.…

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A high-level Afghan Taliban delegation met Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and other civil-military officials in Islamabad with the two sides reaffirming their resolve to resume stalled peace talks at the earliest. The foreign minister received the Taliban Political Commission (TPC) delegation – led by Mullah Abdul Ghani…

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Welcoming prime minister Sheikh Hasina in New Delhi, India described its relations with Bangladesh as a "relationship of utmost priority", reports UNB. "A relationship of utmost priority," Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) tweeted sharing photos of Prime Minister Hasina's arrival in New Delhi as part of her official visit. The MEA also said Bangladesh and India share "multifaceted relations" which go far beyond the strategic partnership.…

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The National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Hamdullah Mohib has called on Taliban to join peace or the Afghan forces would continue to fight. Speaking during high-level debate of the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Monday, Mohib said “To the Taliban and their foreign sponsors, HEAR THIS NOW, a message from the Afghan people: Join us in peace, or we will continue to fight.”…

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The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stressed NATO’s unchanged focus to make the Afghan forces stronger. He emphasized on NATO’s focus during his meeting meet with the U.S. envoy for Afghan peace Zalmay Khalilzad in the margins of the UN General Assembly. According to a statement released by NATO “They discussed the security situation in Afghanistan and NATO’s support for the peace talks.” The statement further added that the Secretary General welcomed Ambassador Khalilzad’s regular…

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the world must take all measures to compel Myanmar to create conditions enabling the Rohingyas’ safe, dignified and voluntary repatriation to their ancestral homes, reports BSS. “Rohingya crisis is a formidable challenge for Bangladesh … we want a peaceful and immediate resolution of the…

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Taliban’s political office in Qatar has claimed that Russia supports Taliban’s stance regarding the peace deal and withdrawal of the foreign forces from Afghanistan as per the peace agreement. Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the political office of Taliban said in a Twitter post a Taliban delegation led by Sher Abbas Stanikzai visited Moscow and clarified the group’s stance during the meeting with the Russia’s special envoy Zamir Kabulov.…

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The most promising aspect of development in Bangladesh is that it has nurtured several innovations in development and it stands tall as a net exporter of southern expertise. Bangladesh is a global leader in reducing poverty and many countries struggling to reduce poverty can learn from Bangladesh on how it strengthened its capacities by focusing on certain key areas to remove barriers to…

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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have remotely inaugurated the Nepal-India cross-border petroleum pipeline through a video conference via remote control. The formal inauguration took place after the executive heads of both the neighbouring countries pressed a switch through a live video conference connecting the Prime Minister’s Office in Singha Durbar, Office of the Indian Prime Minister in New Delhi, Amlekhgunj-based oil depot of Nepal Oil Corporation…

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Moody’s credit rating agency has placed Pakistan among countries that may face serious financing issues in the extreme scenario under the ongoing US-China trade tensions as Islamabad’s reliance on foreign currency borrowing and thin reserve coverage of external debt payments have weakened its debt affordability.…

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India Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin has stressed the need for continued international community support to Afghan security forces in fight against terrorism. Addressing Quarterly debate on United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), the Indian envoy said the support and safe havens enjoyed from beyond Afghanistan’s borders by groups such as the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, Da'esh, as well as Al Qaeda and its proscribed affiliates, including the…

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Nepal has expressed concerned about a host of security threats which include piracy, marine terrorism, climate change, illicit trafficking of drugs and weapons, human trafficking and natural disasters, facing countries in the Indian Ocean region. Addressing the Fourth Indian Ocean conference being held in Male, the capital city of Maldives, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said, “Many of these challenges have severely affected countries in the Indian Ocean region.”…

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