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Russia vows to win ‘full control’ of east, south Ukraine

Russia said Friday it would fight to take control over all east and south of Ukraine but Kyiv pledged to save the country, as the UN documented dozens of civilians Read More

Mariupol ‘continues to resist’, Ukrainian president says

The devastated city of Mariupol "continues to resist" despite Russian claims to have captured it, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday as he welcomed fresh US aid to help confront Read More

OAS suspends Russia as permanent observer

The Organization of American States on Thursday suspended Russia as a permanent observer until it "ends its hostilities" and withdraws troops from Ukraine. The regional bloc's executive body, the Permanent Read More

Ukraine gets warplanes as Mariupol officer warns facing ‘last days’

Ukraine received fighter jets to help resist the Russian invasion, as Moscow intensified its offensive in the east where a besieged officer in Mariupol warned Wednesday his forces were facing Read More

West vows more arms, sanctions over new Russian offensive

Western allies on Tuesday pledged more military supplies and sanctions to assist Ukraine as its troops battle against Russian forces intensifying their offensive in the east of the country. Ukraine's Read More

US report ‘heavily underplayed’ Dhaka’s accountability system over agencies

The government today said the US human rights (HR) country report "heavily underplayed" Bangladesh's existing system of accountability over law enforcement agencies while Dhaka remains "intensely engaged" with the UN Read More

Ukraine says 1,200 bodies found near Kyiv as east braces for onslaught

Ukraine said Sunday it had found more than 1,200 bodies in the Kyiv region, the scene of atrocities allegedly committed by Russian troops, as residents in the country's east braced Read More

Civilians flee east Ukraine as Kyiv readies for ‘big battles’

Ukraine is preparing for "big battles" against Moscow's forces in the east of the country, officials in Kyiv said, as thousands of civilians flee in fear of an imminent Russian Read More

Saudi Arabia to allow one million hajj pilgrims this year

Saudi Arabia said Saturday it will permit one million Muslims from inside and outside the country to participate in this year's hajj, a sharp uptick after pandemic restrictions forced two Read More

US keen to assist in modernizing Bangladesh armed forces

The United States (US) is keen to assist in modernization of Bangladesh's armed forces while Dhaka and Washington agreed to continue discussion over sanction on Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) as Read More