Post Tagged with: "US"

Bangladesh blogger seeks US help as threats escalate

When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a militant website urged followers to ‘send this Ashif to Allah’…

May 4, 2016 · 0 comments · National

What Muslims face in US

AT A time when Muslims who are living in America are facing ongoing verbal attacks from Donald Trump, a Republican frontrunner for the 2016 presidential nomination, American president Barack Obama’s first visit to a US mosque in Baltimore…

February 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Op-Ed

N Korea warns of preemptive strikes against US, South

North Korea on Tuesday lashed out at an upcoming joint US-South Korean military exercise, warning it would attack the South and the US mainland in case of any armed provocation…

February 24, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

Kurds’ advance in Syria divides US, Turkey

The rapid advance of US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, taking advantage of Russian air strikes to seize territory near the Turkish border, has infuriated Ankara and threatened to drive a wedge between NATO allies…

February 18, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

US recovers Hellfire air-to-ground missile from Cuba

The United States has recovered an inert Hellfire air-to-ground missile that had mistakenly ended up in Cuba, US and Cuban officials said on Saturday…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Google not to participate in 2016 US airwaves auction

Alphabet Inc’s Google will not participate in the US Federal Communications Commission’s upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves that can help the wireless industry improve coverage, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

Strong US consumer spending counters recession fears

US consumer spending regained momentum in January as households ramped up purchases of a variety of goods, in a hopeful sign that economic growth was picking up after slowing to a crawl at the end of 2015…

February 14, 2016 · 0 comments · Business
A man wearing a protective mask sits in a bus during a polluted day in Shanghai, China, January 19, 2016. – Reuters photo

Polluted air causes 5.5m deaths a year

More than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution, according to new research…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

ABC’s of the US empire

‘A’ is for ‘asininity’
THAT’S a particular kind of stupidity.
All of us can be stupid at times. (Ever see that picture of Einstein with his tongue hanging out like an aardvark’s, clowning — one supposes — for the camera?)…

February 13, 2016 · 0 comments · Op-Ed
Major powers agree to plan for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

Major powers agree to plan for ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Syria

Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns…

February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Fight against terrorism: US terms Hasina very strong leader

The United States has highly appreciated prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s strong leadership role in fighting terrorism, and hoped that Bangladesh will continue to demonstrate its ‘strong commitment’…

February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Front Page, National
A man burns banners being held by protesters during an anti-North Korea rally in central Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday. — Reuters photo

US, allies target N Korea finances after rocket test

The United States and its Asian allies tightened the economic screws on North Korea Thursday, with the US Senate adopting fresh sanctions and South Korean firms abandoning a joint industrial park that helped fund Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme…

February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

US, INDIA PATROLS : China warns on S China Sea

China on Thursday responded to a Reuters report that the US and India are discussing joint naval patrols in the disputed South China Sea, warning that interference from countries outside the region threatens peace and stability…

February 12, 2016 · 0 comments · Asia-Pacific, International

US, South Korea, Japan boost military ties in response to North Korea threat

The top military officers from the United States, South Korea and Japan said they agreed at a meeting on Wednesday to step up information-sharing and coordination…

February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International

Expansion of terror groups in Bangladesh: US intel warns

The US intelligence chief said Tuesday efforts by Bangladesh’s prime minister to undermine the political opposition will probably provide openings for transnational terrorist groups to expand their presence in the South Asian country…

Apparel export to US crosses $5b in 2015

Apparel export to US crosses $5b in 2015

Bangladesh’s apparel export to the US market rebounded with an impressive growth at 11.74 per cent in the just concluding year 2015 and crossed the $5-billion mark for the first time, according to the Office of the United States Trade Representative…

February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

US tells Google computers can qualify as drivers

US vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads…

February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

US launches cybersecurity ‘action plan’

US president Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a new cybersecurity ‘national action plan’ calling for an overhaul of aging government networks and a high-level commission to boost security awareness…

February 11, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

VW to offer generous compensation for US customers: paper

Volkswagen will offer generous compensation packages for the roughly 6,00,000 US owners of diesel vehicles that emit an illegal amount of emissions, the head of its claims fund told a German paper…

February 8, 2016 · 0 comments · Business

US, Cuba discuss human trafficking

The United States and Cuba held talks this week on human smuggling amid a surge in Cuban immigrants trying to reach the United States, the State Department said on Friday. The ‘technical talks,’ which took place from February 1 to February 4 in Miami…

February 7, 2016 · 0 comments · Europe & Americas, International