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Friday, 30 December 2016 08:51

President Obama Punishes Russia, at Last

While it is definitely too late, and may also be too little, there should be no doubt about the correctness of President Obama’s decision to retaliate against Russia for hacking American computers and trying to influence the 2016 presidential election. It would have been irresponsible for him to leave office next month and allow President Vladimir Putin to think that he could with impunity try to undermine American democracy. That would have been a particularly dangerous legacy given President-elect Donald Trump’s alarming affinity for Mr. Putin and stubborn refusal to accept the conclusion of American intelligence agencies that Russia’s cyberattacks…
Desk, newsflash24bd.com Michelle Obama today greeted the Muslim Ummah across the world including the United States on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. "As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world," he said in a message sent by US embassy here. Obama said Ramadan is a time in which families and communities come together for 'Iftars' and prayers in festive gatherings that demonstrate the rich and diverse traditions of Muslim societies…
Desk, newsflash24bd.com Michelle Obama today greeted the Muslim Ummah across the world including the United States on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan. "As the new crescent moon brings in the holy month of Ramadan, Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to all those observing the month of fasting in the United States and around the world," he said in a message sent by US embassy here. Obama said Ramadan is a time in which families and communities come together for 'Iftars' and prayers in festive gatherings that demonstrate the rich and diverse traditions of Muslim societies…
Senior Correspondent, newsflash24bd.com Bangladesh has once again denounced all forms of terrorism and violent extremism and their manifestations. Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali reiterated this position at a White House-sponsored summit in Washington on Tuesday to counter violent extremism. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and US President Barack Obama addressed at the summit. The ruling Awami League pursues “zero-tolerance” policy towards any form of violent extremism, terrorism and militancy. The foreign ministry said the minister expressed confidence that the people of Bangladesh were determined “to restore and strengthen the secular and inclusive social fabric” of Bangladesh. He said the…
Friday, 06 February 2015 14:43

US urges parties to refrain from violence

DeskThe United States deplored the ongoing political violence in Bangladesh and urged the government to provide the necessary space for peaceful political activity.In a statement issued on Thursday by Marie Harf, the deputy spokesperson of state department, US said it is gravely concerned by the ongoing unrest and violence in Bangladesh.‘We deplore the unconscionable attacks including bus burnings, throwing incendiary devices, and train derailments that have killed and wounded innocent victims,’ said the statement.‘We condemn in the strongest terms the use of violence for political objectives.‘There is simply no justification for such actions in a democratic Bangladesh.’‘All Bangladeshis must have…
BBCVirginia residents wait in line in the pre-dawn hours to vote in the 2014 US midterm elections in Vienna, Virginia, USA, on 4 November 2014 Residents of the town of Vienna, Virginia, queued up early in the morning to cast their votesAmericans are voting in mid-term elections which will decide who controls the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 race for the White House.Polling booths opened in the eastern states at 06:00 local time (11:00 GMT).The Republicans, who already control the House of Representatives, need to gain just six seats to take the Senate.Meanwhile the Democrats are battling…
WASHINGTON, Sept 25, 2014 (BSS/AFP) - US President Barack Obama will create the world's largest marine sanctuary in the Pacific Ocean in a bid to protect sea life from climate change, the White House said Wednesday.Obama will Thursday sign a proclamation designating the marine reserve in the south-central Pacific, thereby making it off-limits to development and commercial fishing, a statement said."The administration identified expanding the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument as an area of particular interest because science has shown that large marine protected areas can help rebuild biodiversity, support fish populations, and improve overall ecosystem resilience," the White…
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 08:28

PM reaches New York

Desk,Newsflash24bd.comPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina has reached New York where she will attend the 69th UN General Assembly.The Emirates Airlines plane carrying her touched down at the John F Kennedy Airport at 10am (local time) on Monday while activists of ruling Awami League and opposition BNP gathered outside.Police kept the two groups 300 yards from each other as Awami League supporters were raising slogans welcoming the party chief while BNP supporters were demanding that she go back home.Hasina, leading an 184-strong delegation, flew for New York on Sunday.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is greeted at the JFK Airport by Bangladesh's permanent envoy…
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 07:38

PM accorded warm reception at New York

Desk, Newsflash24bd.com Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was accorded a warm reception as she arrived here this morning to attend the 69th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).An Emirates flight carrying the Prime Minister and members of her entourage reached J F Kennedy (JFK) at 10.20 am (local time).Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Bangladesh Ambassador to the US Mohammad Ziauddin and Bangladesh Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the UN Dr A K Abdul Momen, PM's Principal Secretary Abdus Sobhan Sikder, leaders of Awami League US chapter and a large number of expatriate Bangladeshis welcomed the Premier at the airport.Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka last…
Newsflash desk :Design royalty closed New York Fashion Week Thursday with bubble skirts from Marc Jacobs, safari chic from Ralph Lauren and minimalist silhouettes from Calvin Klein, paving the way for the European season.Crossing the look of trench coats and North Korean soldiers' uniforms,Marc Jacobs unveiled long tunics, trouser suits and mini bubble dresses for spring/summer 2015 in the closing show of the week.Green-khaki, blue, emerald-green and beige strapless mini dresses orshirts buttoned up to the neck with large belts cinching the waist were decorated by large brass buttons.Shoes were mostly flat and velour -- sandals that appeared part-Birkenstock, part…
Reuters :U.S. President Barack Obama addresses reporters in the White House Press Briefing Room ahead of a meeting with his national security council in Washington, August 28, 2014. ReutersPresident Barack Obama said on Thursday that he has not yet developed a broad strategy for confronting Islamic State in an acknowledgement that he has not decided whether tlaunch air strikes against the militant group in Syria. "We don't have a strategy yet," Obama told a White House news conference ahead of meeting top national security advisers in the Situation Room about how to proceed against Islamic State. Obama's decision to begin…