In the 1980s, groups of young men from Bangladesh fled to Afghanistan to join the jihad targeting the Soviet occupation forces.
Moscow/Sputnik: The European Union and the United States have condemned the Saturday bombing of a girls’ school in the Afghan capital Kabul, which killed at least 53 people and wounded 151 others.
Brussels: Amid ongoing tension between Brussels and Beijing, the European Union has suspended efforts to ratify an investment deal with China, media reports said.
Brussels: The European Union has come out with a scathing review of political conditions in Hong Kong where it described an “alarming political deterioration” and a “severe erosion of autonomy, democracy and fundamental freedoms”, making things tough for China.
Moscow/Sputnik: EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell on Sunday called on Myanmar's military to refrain from the use of force against own citizens and warned about upcoming consequences from Brussels.
Brussels: The European Union has targeted China's political crackdown on Hong Kong on Monday, media reports said on Friday.
Brussels/UNI: The European Union Council on Monday strongly condemned the military coup in Myanmar and said that it is considering sanctions against the individuals responsible for the ousting of the country's civilian government.
Brussels/Sputnik: European Union leadership reacted in condemnation to the events unfolding in Myanmar on Monday, urging the release of those detained and compliance with the disputed election results.
Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell interacted recently when they decided to continue strong U.S.-EU cooperation on issues related to China.
New York: The European Union’s failure to lift 20 million people out of poverty by 2020, is “a defeat for social rights”, an independent UN human rights expert said on Friday, urging the bloc to boldly rethink its whole socio-economic approach.
Brussels, Dec 13(UNI) The leaders of the UK and EU on Sunday agreed to carry on with post-Brexit trade talks after the latest round of talks failed to break the deadlock between the two sides.
Brussels/Sputnik: The European Union is on the fence about sanctioning Ankara over what it sees as Turkish provocations in the Mediterranean, ahead of a crucial summit this week, a Brussels-based news website cited its sources as saying Monday.
Brussels/UNI: The crucial negotiations to secure a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU will once again resume on Sunday, even the December 31 deadline nears and chances of a no-deal Brexit looms large.
Writing to the current Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) Ryszard Czarnecki and Fulvio Martusciello condemned Pakistan for not yet having brought to justice those who orchestrated the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, known as 26/11.
Brussels/Sputnik: The European Union called on China to exert a greater effort in aiding the global response to the coronavirus pandemic and adopting more ambitious climate goals, a statement following a summit of EU leaders in Brussels read.