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Day: April 10, 2017

What could go wrong for the U.S. in Syria
America, ENGLISH

What could go wrong for the U.S. in Syria

    When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travels to Moscow this week, topic No. 1 will be Syria and the stakes could not be higher. If the Trump administration and the Kremlin are not able to come to a meeting of the minds on Syria, it could set the two nuclear powers on a dangerous collision course. Early Friday morning in Syria, 59 U.S. Tomahawk missiles slammed into the Shayrat air base in retaliation for the unconscionable gassing of dozens of civilians by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime two days earlier. This was a stunning turnaround for President Trump, who urged his predecessor not to attack Syria under similar circumstances in 2013, and for an administration that had signaled indifference to Assad just five days before the attack. Trump’s forceful action met with ...
Ivanka Trump pushed for her father to bomb Syria
America, ENGLISH

Ivanka Trump pushed for her father to bomb Syria

    Donald Trump’s daughter persuaded him to strike targets in Syria, according to reports of a diplomatic memo. A cable briefing to Theresa May and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson by Britain’s ambassador to Washington Sir Kim Darroch said Ms Trump was influential in bringing about the bombings, those who saw the memo said. It claimed Mr Trump was genuinely shaken by pictures of more than 80 who died in a Sarin nerve gas attack that were broadcast on cable television, according to The Sunday Times. Sources who read the message said the first daughter's position on the atrocity was a significant influence in the Oval Office. Ministers were told it meant the administration’s reaction was stronger than expected. Sir Kim reportedly pointed to a tweet sent by Ms Trump in which she ...
Sheikh Hasina wants Teesta deal at the earliest
Asia, ENGLISH

Sheikh Hasina wants Teesta deal at the earliest

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday stressed the importance of signing the Teesta water‐sharing deal at the earliest saying the India‐Bangladesh relations will undergo another transformation once it happens. On Teesta issue, Prime Minister Modi once again reiterated his government’s strong resolve to conclude the water‐sharing treaty at the soonest. Once it happens, the face of Indo‐Bangladesh relations will undergo another transformation, she said. The Prime Minister said this while delivering her speech at a reception accorded to her at The Imperial hotel here by India Foundation. She said Bangladesh strongly believes that the common water resources must act as a uniting force. A comprehensive, basin‐wide solution with an in‐built solution to water sharing of all the ...
Huw Edwards and Kay Burley among top UK newsreaders named in online Isis kill list
Arab world, ENGLISH

Huw Edwards and Kay Burley among top UK newsreaders named in online Isis kill list

    British newsreaders, including Huw Edwards, Kay Burley, Fiona Bruce and Dermot Murnaghan have reportedly been listed as Isis targets on an Islamist website. The Isis-affiliated website even gave out the work addresses of Sky News and BBC presenters and encouraged followers to seek retribution in response to the coalition air strikes on Isis targets in the Iraqi city of Mosul. The kill list, as described by Mail Online, also carried the warning: "By Allah! We will not forget! Even after some time we will never forget! Counter-terrorism officers have been alerted to the website. Security expert Will Geddes told the Daily Star Sunday: Anyone potentially in the public eye talking about IS [Isis] needs to be reasonably concerned. Commons kay burley The website also listed furth...
Russia raises prospect of war if it is given G7 ultimatum as it mocks Boris Johnson’s no-show
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Russia raises prospect of war if it is given G7 ultimatum as it mocks Boris Johnson’s no-show

    Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Handout Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet takes off from the Hmeymim air base near Latakia, Syria, in this handout photograph released by Russia's Defence Ministry on October 22, 2015. Russia and Iran has threatened military retaliation against the US, 
accusing Donald Trump of crossing red lines by ordering a cruise missile attack on a Syrian air base. The two military allies of Syria said the US bombardment had violated international law and, in a statement, added: From now on we will respond with force. The warning came after the Russian embassy in the UK suggested that British and American attempts to deliver an ultimatum to the Kremlin this week could result in a real war. Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, is understood to be ...
News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London
ENGLISH, London

News brief from Bangladesh High Commission London

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee yesterday highly praised the constant efforts of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for taking forward Bangladesh and solidifying its relations with India. He made the remarks when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met him at Rashtrapati Bhaban in the afternoon. They discussed various matters relating to bilateral interests, including the decisions agreed upon by the two countries during the talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. Congress President Sonia Gandhi yesterday appreciated Bangladesh government's efforts to handle terrorism with an iron hand and said this social menace should be dealt with the way Bangladesh is doing. The Congress leader made the statement when she met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at South Drawing Room of Rashtrapati Bhavan. V...