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New details raise questions about whether Sri Lankan president was complicit in the killing...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Nishantha Silva is obsessed with details. The missing notebook. The unusual telephone number. The motorcycle tossed into a lake and the...

Bangladesh journalist arrested, 2 charged under Digital Security Act

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). On June 7, 2022, police in the Bangladesh town of Rangamati, in the southeastern Chittagong division, arrested Fazle Elahi, editor of...

Court Extends Remand of Israeli Suspect in Stabbing Death of Palestinian Near Ariel

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – The Ashkelon Magistrate’s Court on Thursday extended by six days the remand of the suspect in the stabbing death...

Bus to the Future: Israeli Tour Shines Spotlight on Periphery’s Female Entrepreneurs

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – Dozens of senior executives from Israel’s economic sector participated last week in a special tour to support the economic...

Likud MK: Ra’am Welcome to Join Coalition

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – On Sunday, a Likud parliamentarian welcomed the Arab party Ra’am to be part of a new coalition government...

UNRWA Warns ‘Chronic Underfunding’ Will Lead to Collapse

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – The commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which services 5.6 million Palestinian refugees, warned...

Life-saving relief continues to reach quake-hit eastern Afghanistan |

One of the UN teams on the ground, the refugee agency UNHCR, transported tons of relief items into the provinces of Khost and Paktika, where several...

Israeli Contech Company INTSITE is Bringing a Data-Driven Approach to Construction

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – “There are two main frames in the construction industry: it is all about safety and efficiency,” explained Tzach Ram-On,...

Asia still ‘garment factory of the world’ yet faces numerous challenges as industry evolves

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). BANGKOK, Thailand (ILO News) - Asia remains the garment factory of the world, yet the sector faces an array of challenges...

Talking to the Taliban ‘only way forward’ in Afghanistan |

Ambassadors stood and observed a minute of silence for the victims of the disaster before being briefed by Ramiz Alakbarov, Deputy Special Representative at...

Another Election Puts Israel’s Efforts to Reduce Cost of Living on Back Burner

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Israel’s economy is expected to be resilient during yet another election cycle, but households will suffer as reforms to reduce the...

Ukraine’s Zelensky Urges Israel to Join Sanctions Against Russia

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky told students at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem during a video address on Thursday...

Survey: Israel Views Biden Less Favorably Than Trump Compared to Other Countries

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). i24 News – Israel is the only major OECD country to view US President Joe Biden less favorable than the previous...

Taliban members beat journalist at Kabul checkpoint, detain 2 others

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Washington, D.C., June 22, 2022 – Taliban authorities must investigate the beating of journalist Mohammad Ikram Esmati and immediately and unconditionally...

UN agencies rush to aid Afghanistan following deadly quake |

At least 1,000 people have been killed, according to media reports, and numbers are expected to rise.    UN humanitarian agency OCHA said the 5.9...

Israeli Knesset Votes to Dissolve in Step Towards Snap Election

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Israel moved closer on Wednesday to its fifth election in less than four years after lawmakers gave an initial nod to...

Pilot ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ launched by Ministry of Labour and ILO to provide income...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). DHAKA (ILO News) - Workers in the export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) sector are set to get enhanced social security through income...

Why Israeli Unicorns With Plenty of Cash Are Making Significant Cuts

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). CTech – In recent days, three Israeli unicorns, Trax, OpenWeb and Cybereason, have announced the dismissal of more than 200 workers....

Chinese reporter Zhang Weihan recounts police harassment, detention in Tangshan

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Taipei, June 21, 2022 – Chinese authorities should thoroughly investigate the alleged police attack on journalist Zhang Weihan and ensure that...

ILO and Lao PDR continue efforts to ensure decent and productive work for all

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). VIENTIANE (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Lao People’s Democratic Republic will continue their efforts to advance equal...

Pakistani Trade Unions join forces for solidarity and cooperation

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). ISLAMABAD (ILO News): Trade Union leaders from across Pakistan deliberated on the need for developing new strategies to...

Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked Kicks Off Official Visit to Morocco

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked landed in Morocco on Monday, where she is scheduled to meet with a series...

Government launches the first ever employment injury scheme on a pilot basis for the...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Dhaka (ILO news) - The Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh is celebrating the establishment of the country’s first ever...

‘We Have No Illusions’ About Lapid Premiership, Says PA Official

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). JNS.org – Palestinian officials were taken aback on Monday by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s decision to call early elections, but said...