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Religious freedom violation: US lists Pak, China and ten others as 'countries of particular concern'

Blinken said the US will continue to carefully monitor the status of freedom of religion or belief in every country around the world and advocate for those facing religious persecution or discriminati

published : 11 hours ago

Macron has 'clear and honest' talk with Musk in New Orleans

Macron last week criticized Musk for the change of policy, with Covid-19 infections rising sharply in France.

published : 11 hours ago

US Jews battle new 'mainstreamed' anti-Semitism

The Holocaust happened. Hitler was a demonic figure. And instead of giving it a platform, our political leaders should be calling out and rejecting anti-Semitism wherever it hides, says Biden.

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At least seven university students were sentenced to death behind 'closed' doors, says UN

At least seven male university students were sentenced to death by a military court behind closed doors on Wednesday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Turk said in a statement.

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EXPLAINER | Can Ukraine pay for war without wrecking economy?

The struggle is finding loans or donations to cover a massive budget deficit for next year and do it without using central bank bailouts that risk wrecking Ukraine's currency, the hryvnia.

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Pakistan summons Afghan diplomat to convey anguish over attack on its envoy in Kabul

"The Afghan government must prevent the terrorists from undermining relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan," Bilawal said, adding that Pakistan will be undeterred by such cowardly attacks.

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Pakistan averts default; pays USD 1 billion international bond before schedule

Experts, however, said this was an ill-liquid and low-volume traded derivative. A little trade in CDS had built a wrong perception of default on the repayment.

published : 12 hours ago

Indian Americans at centre of Hunter Biden laptop story that Musk plans to release on Twitter

Musk said that he would release details about what he characterised as Twitter's "suppression" of a controversial story done by The New York Post newspaper about Hunter Biden's laptop.

published : 13 hours ago

G7, EU agree oil price cap to reduce Russia war funding

The price cap, previously negotiated on a political level between the G7 group of wealthy democracies and the European Union, will come into effect with an EU embargo on Russian crude oil.

published : 15 hours ago

'India is a part of me': Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai 

Indian-American Pichai was awarded the Padma Bhushan for 2022 in the Trade and Industry category.

published : 15 hours ago

At Shanghai vigil, bold shout for change preceded crackdown

What started as a small vigil last weekend by fewer than a dozen people grew into a rowdy crowd of hundreds hours later.

published : 20 hours ago

Aline Kominsky-Crumb, underground cartoonist, dies at 74

Kominsky-Crumb was known for work that was not only autobiographical but often bracingly sexual — focusing on her insecurities — and explicit. 

published : 03 Dec 2022

In crowded camps, Rohingya refugees embrace family planning

Roughly two-thirds of Rohingya couples are now using some form of birth control -- up from virtually none five years ago, according to figures from the UN refugee agency.

published : 03 Dec 2022

India to continue buying oil from all countries including Russia: Official

Russia has threatened to refuse to sell its oil to anyone wanting to cap prices.

published : 02 Dec 2022

25 years later, Bangladesh closer to peace in border region

The government insists it has met most of the terms of the Dec. 2, 1997, treaty, but tribal groups and their supporters say it still needs to resolve critical issues including land disputes.

published : 02 Dec 2022