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Archive for January 2, 2023

Newsline: India’s top diplomat says Russia-Ukraine conflict matter of “deep concern”

Emphasizing that the Russia-Ukraine conflict is a matter of “deep concern,” External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Sunday that India is on the side of peace and therefore has been urging both the countries to return to dialogue and diplomacy. (https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/russia-ukraine-conflict-matter-of-deep-concern-says-jaishankar/ar-AA15SkUt) Voicing concern on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Jaishankar in an interaction with the Indian diaspora said, “For us, this conflict is really a matter of very very deep concern. It is a deep concern because as PM Modi declared in September we actually believe that this is no longer an era of war where you cannot settle differences and issues through violence and conflict.”

Newsline: U.S. Embassy in Belize confirms death of citizen

The United States Embassy in Belize on Sunday confirmed the death of a U.S. citizen there. The U.S. Embassy, in keeping with State Department policy, did not identify the victim. (https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/nation-world/story/2023-01-01/us-tourist-killed-by-gunfire-in-belize) However, New Orleans media outlet nola.com identified her as J’Bria Bowens, a nursing student a Louisiana State University. Belize Police Commissioner Chester Williams told local outlet 7 News Belize on Saturday that two men had been arrested and charged with murder in the killing that occurred Friday night in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye, a popular tourist destination.