The protests across several districts in Bangladesh were mostly led by the hardline Islamist group Hefazat-e-Islam, whose members accused PM Modi of stoking communal violence against Muslims in India.
“We will ask other countries in the region to do more to support Afghanistan, especially Pakistan, as well as Russia, China, India, and Turkey. They all have a significant stake in the stable future of Afghanistan,” Biden said in a nationally televised speech from the White House on Wednesday.
When Thailand’s transport minister was recently diagnosed with Covid-19, it was Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha who got a headache
Medical workers, some of whom have been at the forefront of the campaign against the coup, gathered in the second city of Mandalay early but troops soon arrived to disperse them, opening fire and detained some people, the Mizzima news agency said.
Thailand reported 1,543 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the sharpest increase since the start of the pandemic and the fourth record rise this week, amid the third wave of infections in the Southeast Asian country.
For nearly 20 years since, Biden has been explaining himself, facing criticism during the 2020 election campaign both from Bernie Sanders, his leftist rival for the Democratic nomination, and incumbent Donald Trump, who broke with most Republicans by denouncing “forever wars.”
“I am now the fourth United States President to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth,” said Biden.
On October 7, 2001 — less than a month after the September 11 attacks that killed around 3,000 people in the US — President George W. Bush launches operation “Enduring Freedom” in Afghanistan.
When plotted on a graph, the curve of Bhutan’s Covid-19 vaccination drive shoots upwards from the very first day. Bhutan’s Covid-19 vaccination drive was fast from the start.
Aung San Suu Kyi has been hit with several criminal charges since she was detained alongside top political allies last month.
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A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia’s Java island Saturday, the United States Geological Survey said, but no tsunami warning was issued.
Initially, six truckloads of troops were deployed to quell protesters in the town of Taze, the Myanmar Now and Irrawaddy news outlets said. When the protesters fought back with handmade guns, knives and firebombs, five more truckloads of troops were brought in.
Colombo police on Thursday arrested the current “Mrs World” Caroline Jurie on charges of assault over an on-stage fracas in which she pulled the crown off the head of the new “Mrs Sri Lanka”.
Pakistan approved the emergency use of the third Chinese vaccine, despite its low efficacy rate, onThursday. Citing officials, Geo News reported that the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to another Chinese vaccine, CoronaVac.
Indonesia’s health minister said on Thursday that the country would receive 20 million doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine via a bilateral deal in 2021, instead of the 50 million doses that had been initiallyagreed.
If the troops stay, Afghanistan will become Biden’s war. His decisions, now and in coming months, could determine the legacy of a 2001 US invasion that was designed as a response to al-Qaida’s September 11 attacks, for which the extremist group led by Osama bin Laden used Afghanistan as a haven.
The coup prompted several high-profile diplomatic defections, including the country’s ambassador to the United Nations,Daily protests demanding a return of democracy have rocked the country and brought a brutal response from the armed forces.
Indonesia has administered at least one shot of vaccine to over 9.22 million people, due to the delays the rate of vaccination would need to be accelerated between May and June and available doses would be earmarked for the elderly and teachers.
Thailand is considering closing entertainment venues in Bangkok and 40 provinces, its COVID-19 taskforce said on Thursday, as authorities rushed to tackle a new wave of coronavirus cases and the arrival of a highly contagious variant.
Afghanistan and Pakistan are the only two countries in the world where polio is still endemic, and both have seen a disturbing increase in cases in recent years.
Philippine health authorities suspended on Thursday the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for people below 60 years of age to investigate reports of blood clots coming from overseas.