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21-Jul-2021 Islamabad

Pakistan's economic situation changing now: Imran Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that without the spirit of sacrifice, a nation could not aspire to achieve development as the very human essence had a global significance, adding the economic situation with which the country was confronted, had been changing...

15-Jul-2021 Tehran

Iran capable of producing 90% enriched uranium : Hassan Rouhani

Outgoing Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the country is capable of producing enriched uranium of 90 per cent purity.In pursuing the peaceful use of nuclear technology, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has shown its capability and power to produce...

13-Jul-2021 Washington

Joe Biden discusses gun violence at White House meeting

US President Joe Biden held a meeting with a group of mayors and police chiefs from across the country at the White House, where they discussed actions that could be taken to tackle the surging gun violence crimes.Also at the meeting held in the Roosevelt...

10-Jul-2021 Moscow

Vladimir Putin, Joe Biden discuss cybersecurity, Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden discussed cybersecurity issues and the situation in Syria during a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement.In the telephonic conversation on Friday, the two leaders agreed to continue their...

04-Jul-2021 Dhaka

'Secularism in the constitution of Bangladesh never conflicts Islam'

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said "secularism in the constitution of Bangladesh never conflicts Islam... and it would be better to not say such things in the Parliament", in reply to Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) lawmaker Harunur Rashid who...

26-Jun-2021 Washington

Joe Biden meets visiting Afghan leaders at WH

US President Joe Biden met his visiting Afghan counterpar Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah at the White House, amid the fragile security situation in the war-torn nation.Biden said at the...

15-Jun-2021 Brussels

Biden, Erdogan hold 'fruitful and sincere' meeting

US President Joe Biden and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held their first in-person meeting here on the sidelines of the NATO Summit, which the latter described as "fruitful and sincere". The meeting on Tuesday was part of Biden's first foreign...

10-Jun-2021 Washington

Biden revokes executive orders targeting TikTok, WeChat

US President Joe Biden has revoked and replaced executive orders targeting TikTok, WeChat and eight other software applications signed by his predecessor President Donald Trump. "President Biden revoked and replaced three E.O.s (executive orders) that aimed...

06-Jun-2021 Islamabad

World to pay heavy price if environment not protected: Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the world will have to pay a heavy price if the environment is not well protected and the issue of climate change and global warming is not addressed properly. Speaking at the Pakistan-hosted World Environment Day...

03-Jun-2021 Islamabad

Pakistan, Tajikistan agree to further deepen ties

Pakistan and Tajikistan have agreed to further deepen bilateral relations in diverse fields with a special focus on promoting trade and economic cooperation, according to a joint declaration issued by the Prime Minister's Office in Islamabad.According to the...

24-May-2021 Tehran

Iran to continue nuke talks until final deal : Hassan Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the country will continue talks in Vienna over the 2015 nuclear deal until a final agreement is reached.Despite all the pressures from US-imposed sanctions and "economic war" and the economic consequences of Covid-19...

17-May-2021 Tehran

Hassan Rouhani urges boosting pvt sector to attract foreign capital

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged to create "economic security" for the private sector, in order to further attract foreign investments in the country's free trade and special economic zones.In a meeting of the Economic Coordination Headquarters in capital...

16-May-2021 Washington

Joe Biden reaches out to Israeli, Palestinian leaders amid conflict

US President Joe Biden expressed concerns about the escalating conflict in the Gaza Strip in separate phone calls with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.During his call with Netanyahu, Biden on Saturday voiced...

16-Apr-2021 Kabul

Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Antony Blinken meet in Kabul

A day after US President Joe Biden announced the unconditional withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September which will end the 20-year old war, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and visiting American Secretary of State Antony Blinken exchanged...

16-Apr-2021 Washington

Nancy Pelosi won't bring bill to expand US SC

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she has "no plans" to bring a bill to expand the Supreme Court from nine seats to 13 to the House floor for a vote."No. I support the President's Commission to study such a proposal, but frankly I'm not, right now, we're...

15-Apr-2021 Tehran

Iran to negotiate n-deal according to own logic : Hassan Rouhani

Iran has no problem negotiating the return to the 2015 nuclear agreement, but will do so "according to its own logic", President Hassan Rouhani said during a cabinet meeting."We are not in a hurry for negotiations to be held today or tomorrow, and that depends...

15-Apr-2021 Washington

Joe Biden announces complete US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden has announced that all US troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan before September 11, a move to end the longest war in American history."The United States will begin our final withdrawal, begin it on May 1 of this year," Biden...

05-Apr-2021 Dhaka

2nd Covid wave in Bangladesh even stronger : Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has urged citizens of the country to do their bit in curbing the spread of Covid-19 as the second wave is even stronger."The second wave of the coronavirus is becoming more deadly across the globe. Infection and fatality...

28-Mar-2021 Dhaka

India will donate military equipment used in 1971 for museums

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that New Delhi will donate military equipment used the country's in the 1971 Liberation War to be displayed in museums in Bangladesh.Modi made the announcement on Saturday in Dhaka on the last day of his two-day...

20-Jan-2021 New York

'Letters to Kamala' pour in, Harris says they 'fuel' her with hope

"I have been waiting for a girl vice president since...forever," girl scout Amelia Phillips tells Kamala Harris, in a handwritten note. Another child has drawn a dog, in red ink, "to keep you company", yet another has sketched Harris standing in front of...

18-Jan-2021 New Delhi

The Kamala Harris saga continues with another biography

"Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last," the US Vice President-elect's mother Shyamala Harris told her once, says this revelatory and inspiring biography of the female icon of the moment, to be released on the day...

18-Jan-2021 New York

Roll call: Indian names bloom in White House power circle

Kamala Devi Harris, Vivek Murthy, Gautam Raghavan, Mala Adiga, Vinay Reddy, Bharat Ramamurti, Neera Tanden, Celine Gounder, Atul Gawande are some of the Indian names that are blooming more now than at any other time in the innermost circles of the White House...

07-Jan-2021 Washington

Donald Trump finally concedes after Congress affirms Biden's win

For the first time since the November 2020 election, US President Donald Trump on Thursday conceded against President-elect Joe Biden, saying that there would be an "orderly transition of power" on January 20, shortly after Congress affirmed the Democrat's...

30-Dec-2020 Washington

Kamala Harris receives Covid-19 vaccine

US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine against the novel coronavirus.According to the Biden-Harris transition team, Harris was vaccinated on Tuesday by Patricia Cummings, a clinical nurse manager at the...

25-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden declares his administration 'ready to lead the world'

Joe Biden, who is to assume the presidency in January, has announced a policy of reasserting US world leadership as he introduced his foreign policy and national security teams.The officials he is designating for the key roles in his administration are "ready...

24-Nov-2020 Beijing

Xi Jinping calls for closer China-Ethiopia cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday to work with his Ethiopian counterpart Sahle-Work Zewde to enhance China-Africa and the Belt and Road cooperation, so as to bring more benefits to both countries and peoples.Xi made the remarks in an exchange of...

17-Nov-2020 New York

Kamala Harris delivers first speech on US economy: Full transcript

On Monday afternoon, America's first ever Indian and Black American Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered her first prepared remarks on the coronavirus - battered US economy. Harris spoke after meetings with industry leaders and took the stage ahead...

17-Nov-2020 New York

'More people may die': Joe Biden talks tough on Trump obstruction

US President-elect Joe Biden warned Monday of terrible loss of human lives if the Donald Trump administration continues to stonewall on a smooth transition of power.Biden warned that if his team risks being "behind, over a month, month and a half" if Trump...

13-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Facebook CEO says Joe Biden is next US President

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become the first Big Tech CEO to acknowledge that Joe Biden will be the next president of the US, at a time when Donald Trump has refused to accept his defeat and is fighting a legal battle.The Facebook CEO told employees in a...

13-Nov-2020 New York

'Nervous, uninformed quality': Barack Obama on Rahul Gandhi

Former US president Barack Obama's new book 'A Promised Land' lands a sharp left hook on Rahul Gandhi's "nervous, uninformed quality" while directing warm, not-so-political praise at Rahul's mother Sonia Gandhi, according to a book review Thursday in the New...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden to cap 47 years of elected office with presidency

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr, has finally achieved his 22-year quest for the presidency capping a career of 47 years as an elected official.When he first sought the Democratic Party's presidential nomination for the 1988 election, he said: "It is an exciting...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Why Kamala Harris is good news for Big Tech

As the world watches efforts to rein in the biggest tech firms -- including antitrust probes in the US and the EU amid calls to break up the Big Tech -- the arrival of Kamala Harris as the next US Vice President is a blessing for the famous FAANG (Facebook,...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden victory speech: Full text

Below is the full transcript of Joe Biden's first address to the nation after he became America's president-elect, on the night of Saturday in Wilmington, Delaware:My fellow Americans, the people of this nation have spoken.They have delivered us a clear victory....

08-Nov-2020 New York

Kamala Harris victory speech : Full text

Below is the full transcript of US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris' first public remarks after the election was called Saturday by news networks for the Joe Biden ticket.Good evening. Congressman John Lewis, before his passing, wrote: "Democracy is not...

08-Nov-2020 New York

'Dream with ambition': Gems from Kamala Harris victory speech

America's Vice President-elect Kamala Harris delivered a rousing victory speech in Wilmington, Delaware, hitting familiar themes and hailing Joe Biden for his "audacity" in choosing a woman as his running mate."Every little girl watching tonight sees that this...

08-Nov-2020 New York

The coronation of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris begins

Kamala Harris has arrived to deliver a victory speech in what is now America's most famous parking lot in Wilmington, Delaware, in a motorcade flashing red and blue lights -- the first sign that the earth has moved from beneath the Donald Trump-Mike Pence White...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won, What happens next?

Just over 70 days remain between now and January 20, 2021 when America's 46th President is sworn in.Saturday, November 7, was headlined by television chyrons flashing 'President-elect Biden' with a check mark against his name. But the long, hard work of vote...

08-Nov-2020 San Francisco

Twitter flags more Donald Trump tweets as Biden wins White House

Twitter flagged nearly all tweets by US President Donald Trump on Saturday as he kept making "potentially misleading claims about an election" despite Democratic candidate Joe Biden winning the presidential race.The president tweeted that "tens of thousands...

08-Nov-2020 New York

Election 'far from over' : Donald Trump vows to fight

US President Donald Trump put out a one page statement soon after America's major news networks and newspapers called the US elections for his rival Joe Biden.Below is the full text of Trump's statement, issued shortly after noon, when he was at his golf...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Where's Donald Trump ? On the golf course

On a big, big day in American political history, US president Donald Trump is stress busting by putting his Twitter stream on steroids and decided to go golfing in Virginia, a short drive away from the White House.NBC, BBC and The Washington Post called...

07-Nov-2020 New York

America celebrates Joe Biden, Harris victory

"Someone on my street is singing through a bullhorn, 'the witch is dead', I'm going to go out and yell too!'," reads a text from a Manhattan voter, running down her stairs to join the jubilation outside."Give me your address, I'll send you cupcakes!" says another.After...

07-Nov-2020 New York

She's done it! Kamala Harris is America's Vice President-elect

It is now clear that Kamala Harris, the first Indian American and Black American candidate on a US presidential ticket, will be America's next Vice President, capping a historic run for the nation's second-highest office.The Biden-Harris ticket is at 273...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Joe Biden wins White House

The moment has met Joseph R. Biden. The networks have called the US election for Biden, who moves up a notch from being called former vice president to America's President-elect.After four full days of waiting patiently for the slow march of vote counting...

07-Nov-2020 New Delhi

Will 77-year-old Biden, if elected, go soft on China?

In the days to come, the foreign and economic policies of Democratic nominee and former vice-president Joe Biden, who once believed in having greater "engagement with China," will be keenly watched by the US as well as the rest of the world. The closely...

07-Nov-2020 New York

Trump vs Biden: America knows the score, it's not been called yet

Champagne bottles are going pop in the Joe Biden camp but they're keeping it low key for now.Three nights out from US election day, the flash and bang of a ritual announcement from news networks announcing a winner has not yet happened but top politicos in Washington...

07-Nov-2020 New Delhi

'You could be President', Kamala Harris tells 4-year-old

Democratic Vice President nominee Kamala Harris video, where she is seen telling her great niece that "You could be President", has gone viral.In a video posted by her niece, Meena Harris, the Democratic senator told Meena's 4-year-old daughter, Amara Ajagu, "You...

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