Wednesday, May 25

Day: January 31, 2017

যুক্তরাষ্ট্রগামী ফ্লাইটে পাইলট-ক্রু সহ পরিবর্তন আনছে এমিরেটস
America, ENGLISH

যুক্তরাষ্ট্রগামী ফ্লাইটে পাইলট-ক্রু সহ পরিবর্তন আনছে এমিরেটস

শীর্ষবিন্দু আন্তর্জাতিক নিউজ ডেস্ক: যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের প্রেসিডেন্ট ডোনাল্ড ট্রাম্পের মুসলিম বিরোধী নির্বাহী আদেশের ফলে পাল্টে যাচ্ছে বিমান সংস্থা এমিরেটসসের পাইলট ও কেবিন ক্রু। যুক্তরাষ্ট্রগামী এ বিমান সংস্থায় এ পরিবর্তন আসছে। দুবাইভিত্তিক এই বিমান সংস্থার প্রতিদিন ১১টি ফ্লাইট যায় যুক্তরাষ্ট্রের বিভিন্ন শহরে। রোববার তাদের একজন মুখপাত্র বার্তা সংস্থা রয়টার্সকে বলেছেন, সর্বশেষ পরিস্থিতি মেনে চলতে তারা তাদের এ পরিবর্তন আনছেন। উল্লেখ্য, ইরান, ইরাক, লিবিয়া, সোমালিয়া, সুদান, সিরিয়া ও ইয়েমেনের শরণার্থী ও অভিবাসীদের যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে প্রবেশ নিষিদ্ধ করে একটি নির্বাহী আদেশে গত শুক্রবার সই করেন প্রেসিডেন্ট ট্রাম্প। তারপর থেকে বিশ্বজুড়ে তীব্র প্রতিক্রিয়া সৃষ্টি হয়েছে। বার্তা সংস্থা রয়টার্স রিপোর্ট করেছে যে, ট্রাম্পের ওই নিষেধাজ্ঞার আওতায় আসবে নিষিদ্ধ সাতটি দেশের পাইলট ও ফ্লাইট অ্যাটেনডেন্টরাও। কিন...
Trump visit puts Queen in difficult position
America, ENGLISH

Trump visit puts Queen in difficult position

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ENGLISH, Europe

Angela Merkel’s Response To Trump’s Muslim Ban Puts Theresa May To Shame

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America, ENGLISH

Trump faces growing state department mutiny against immigration ban

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America, ENGLISH

Barack Obama breaks silence on Trump presidency to condemn migration ban

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Canada, ENGLISH

Quebec Mosque shooting suspect was a fan of Donald Trump and Marine le Pen

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