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Bangladesh to get $4.7bn IMF package | Business and Economy News

The funding comes under a new programme, which aims to help vulnerable middle-income countries and island states. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) executive board has approved a support program for Bangladesh worth $4.7bn at current exchange rates, making the South Asian country the first to access its new Resilience and Sustainability Facility (RSF). The funding …

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Five Russian asylum seekers who fled Putin’s war stranded at S. Korean airport for months

[Source] Five Russian men seeking asylum are currently stranded at Incheon International Airport after South Korean authorities denied their entry into the country and prevented them from leaving the airport. Dzhachar Khubiev, Vladimir Maraktaev, a man who wished to be identified only by the pseudonym Andrey and two others have remained at the airport’s departure …

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Brazil’s ex-President Bolsonaro seeks US tourist visa: Lawyer | Jair Bolsonaro News

Brazil’s former President Jair Bolsonaro has applied for a six-month tourist visa to remain in the United States, his lawyer said, as the far-right politician faces an investigation at home into accusations he helped incite this month’s riot in the Brazilian capital. US authorities received Bolsonaro’s visa application on Friday, his lawyer, Felipe Alexandre, told …

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Blinken, Netanyahu discuss countering Iran and support for Ukraine

Anthony Blinken and Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, January 30, 2023 Read also: Israel supports Ukraine ‘behind the scenes’, says Israeli ambassador to Germany According to the communique, both the United States and Israel remain convinced that Tehran must not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. To that end, the officials discussed a range of measures …

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Germany pledges millions to help Brazil protect Amazon rainforest | Environment News

German minister says Brazil’s new government offers ‘great chance’ to protect rainforest after widespread destruction. Germany has pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Brazil defend the Amazon rainforest, a critical global ecosystem that it experienced years of devastation under former far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. During a news conference in Brasilia on Monday, …

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Putin prepares for another offensive to conquer Ukraine, NATO’s Stoltenberg warns

Jens Stoltenberg He warned that a Ukrainian defeat in the war would further degrade global security, and urged the international community to continue supporting Kyiv. Read also: Ukraine needs ‘significantly’ more weapons to prevail, NATO’s Stoltenberg says “President Putin can end the war today,” NATO website quotes Stoltenberg’s speech. But the challenge is that we …

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Blinken urges calm, reaffirms ‘ironclad’ US support for Israel | Israel-Palestine conflict news

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called for “calm” and “de-escalation” between Israelis and Palestinians while reiterating Washington’s “ironclad” commitment to Israel. In a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Monday, Blinken reaffirmed that the administration of US President Joe Biden will push forward with normalization efforts …

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Zanzibar profile

Map of Zanzibar and Pemba The Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous province of Tanzania. It consists of the island of Zanzibar or Unjuga, Pemba as well as smaller neighboring islands. A former center of the spice and slave trades, present-day Zanzibar is infused with African, Arab, European and Indian influences. In 1964 …

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