Bangladesh, UK discuss importance of free polls, vibrant civil society

Published: September 10, 2021 20:40:27 | Updated: September 11, 2021 09:07:53 Bangladesh and the United Kingdom have agreed on the importance of “free and fair elections” and vibrant civil society to promote accountable governance and institutions ensuring freedom of expression and religion. The UK raised concerns reflected in the FCDO Annual Human Rights Report, including […]

COP26 President-Designate Sharma due Wednesday to discuss climate issues

COP26 President-Designate Sharma due Wednesday to discuss climate issues

COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma arrives here on Wednesday morning to discuss shared priorities with Bangladesh which remains a “crucial” partner on the road to COP26. He will meet Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday and attend a joint briefing at 3pm, a senior official told UNB on Tuesday.  Read:BUILD Chairperson meets new FBCCI […]

 ‘I was afraid’: Prince Harry, Oprah discuss mental health

 ‘I was afraid’: Prince Harry, Oprah discuss mental health

For Harry, returning to London to attend Prince Philip’s funeral last month meant once more facing a place where he felt trapped and hunted by cameras. It would be a test of his ability to cope with the anxiety that was bubbling up again. “I was worried about it, I was afraid,” Harry told The […]

OP-ED: We must discuss the Paris Agreement every day

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Not just once a year at COP The British government, as the host of the COP26 UN climate conference that was originally planned for November 2020, decided to postpone it by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, we are hearing rumours that another postponement may be on the cards!  I am of the […]

How ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ will boost agricultural productivity: Experts discuss at WEF summit

How 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' will boost agricultural productivity: Experts discuss at WEF summit

In a bid to boost agricultural productivity, several countries across the world are implementing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies and digital solutions for smallholder farmers. Speaking at the Global Technology Governance Summit organised by the World Economic Forum, Jayesh Ranjan, Telangana principal secretary (Industries and Commerce), said the state was using 4IR technologies to double […]

Experts discuss opportunities post-Covid | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: Timely measures taken by Pakistan government including providing construction incentives, 10-billion-tree tsunami, etc, have played a crucial role in combating Covid-19, said Ambassador of Pakistan to China Moinul Haque. Speaking at a webinar on “Post-Covid Global Investment Climate and Opportunities for Pakistan”, he said that the economy was showing signs of improvement as the […]

Saudi, Chilean ministers discuss agriculture ties

Saudi, Chilean ministers discuss agriculture ties

JEDDAH: As WhatsApp launches a new in-app banner in response to the backlash over its privacy issue, Saudi experts and users weigh in on the company’s strategy. “Harvesting user data is part of Facebook’s strategy,” Abdullah Al-Gumaijan, cybersecurity expert, told Arab News. “It seems this will never change, even if it costs them millions of […]

Biden to discuss pandemic, economy and China in Friday G7 meeting

FILE PHOTO: US President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the political situation in Myanmar at the White House in Washington, US, February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The meeting is the first by top leaders from the G7 group of rich democracies since April, it said. “This virtual engagement with leaders of the world’s leading democratic market economies will provide an opportunity for President Biden to discuss plans to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic, and rebuild the global economy,” the White House said […]

UAE, US special envoys discuss shared agenda for global climate progress

UAE, US special envoys discuss shared agenda for global climate progress

The UAE and the US aligned on ways to make progress on the global climate agenda in a meeting between US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber. Also read: UAE, a global destination for medical tourism […]

Johnson, Biden discuss deepening alliance

British PM Boris Johnson speaks to US President Joe Biden from London, in this social media image obtained on January 23, 2021 Reuters Johnson said he intended to resolve current trade issues ‘as soon as possible’ Boris Johnson and Joe Biden on Saturday vowed to deepen ties and cooperate on tackling climate change in their […]