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May 20, 2024 10:32 PM

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange wins right to appeal extradition from Britain to US

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was given permission on Monday to appeal against extradition to the United States after arguing at London's High Court that he might not be able to rely on his right to free speech in a U.S. court. The Australian-born Assange, 52, is wanted in the U.S. on 18 charges, nearly all under the Espionage Act, relating to WikiLeaks' mass release of secret U.S. documents - the largest security breaches of their kind in U.S. military history. The High Court had in March ...

May 15, 2024 7:48 PM

US wants to rebuild trust with Bangladesh: Donald Lu

The United States wants to rebuild trust with the people of Bangladesh, said US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu on Wednesday in Dhaka. "Last year, there were a lot of tensions between us and Bangladesh. The US worked very hard to promote free, fair and non-violent elections in Bangladesh and it caused tension. It is common in our relationship," Lu said to the media after a meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud. He said the US wants to ...

May 15, 2024 12:21 PM

“Don’t think people should take narrow view of it”: Jaishankar on US sanction warning after Chabahar Port deal

A day after the US warned of “potential risk of sanctions” after India inked a 10-year agreement for running the Chabahar Port in Iran, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar emphasised that the project will benefit the entire region and people should not take a “narrow view” of it. He also pointed out that the US itself had appreciated the larger relevance of Chabahar in the past. The EAM was speaking at an interaction after the launch of the Bangla edition of his book ‘Why Bharat M...

May 14, 2024 9:21 AM

US warns of sanctions after India-Iran Chabahar Port deal

Hours after India signed an agreement to operate the Chabahar Port in Iran for 10 years, the United States has warned that "anyone" considering business deals with Tehran needs to be aware of the "potential risk of sanctions." The US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson, Vedant Patel, however, also said that it will let the Indian government speak on its foreign policy goals. "We are aware of these reports that Iran and India have signed a deal concerning the Chabahar Port, I would l...

May 13, 2024 8:08 PM

Donald Lu due in Dhaka on Tuesday

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Tuesday. Lu will conclude his tri-nation tour of the South Asian region (May 10-15) in Bangladesh. Earlier, he visited India and on Monday he was in Sri lanka. According to the US Department of State, In Bangladesh, Lu will discuss trade and investment, security, climate change, citizens’ rights and other prioritised issues with Bangladesh government officials and other non-governm...

May 10, 2024 10:01 AM

US top diplomat Donald Lu embarks on India visit from May 10

The Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Donald Lu, has embarked on an official visit to India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh from May 10-15, the US State Department said. Lu's trip will strengthen bilateral cooperation with each country and demonstrate US support for a free, open, and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, the State Department said in a release on Thursday (local time). "In Chennai, Assistant Secretary Lu will meet with Consulate personnel to bolster bilater...

May 9, 2024 8:50 AM

Russia backs India, questions US lack of evidence implicating India in Pannun case

Rubbishing the allegations by the US on India for a foiled assassination plot against pro-Khalistan radical Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Washington has not yet provided any reliable evidence of the involvement of Indian citizens in the case. "According to the information we have, Washington has not yet provided any reliable evidence of the involvement of Indian citizens in the preparation of the murder of a certain GS Pannun. Speculation on this topic in the a...

May 2, 2024 10:40 AM

Florida’s six-week abortion ban sparks concern from healthcare providers

Florida's ban on abortions past six weeks of pregnancy took effect on Wednesday (May 1), threatening the future of the state's clinics and abortion funds and forcing patients to travel hundreds or thousands of miles to get the procedure. The impact of the ban was highlighted at a recent press conference held by Planned Parenthood in Miami, where Dr. Chelsea Daniels addressed the dire consequences of the new law. Dr. Daniels expressed deep concern over the future of abortion clinics and funds ...

April 24, 2024 9:23 AM

US warns Pakistan of ‘potential risk of sanctions’ for doing trade with Iran

The US on Tuesday (local time) warned Pakistan of "potential risk of sanctions," adding that they will continue to disrupt and take actions against proliferation networks considering business deals with Iran. Emphasising the US imposing sanctions on suppliers to Pakistan's Ballistic Missile Program, US State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said "We're going to continue to disrupt and take actions against proliferation networks and concerning weapons of mass destruction pro...

April 24, 2024 9:25 AM

US Senate set to approve aid package for Ukraine, Israel and other allies

Days after the US House of Representatives approved a USD 95.3 billion foreign-aid package for Ukraine, Israel, and other American allies, the Senate is set to pass the multi-billion dollar national security package, and has cleared a procedural hurdle, setting up a final vote, reported The Hill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the floor that the "time has come to finish the job to help our friends abroad once and for all." "Let us not keep our friends around the world waiting for ...

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