| Dhaka, Sunday, 26 May 2024

Chile declares emergency as Calbuco volcano erupts

Southern Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on Wednesday for the first time in nearly half a century, spewing a giant funnel of ash high into the sky and prompting authorities to ...

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Saudis end air campaign in Yemen, seek political solution

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign of air strikes against the Houthi rebels who seized large areas of Yemen and said it would back a ...

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Asian-African conf kicks off in Jakarta

The Asian-African Conference Commemoration Indonesia 2015 began at Jakarta, Indonesian on Wednesday morning, aiming to share experiences, strengthen partnership and discuss strategies to overcome common challenges and boost economic development ...

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After tasting power, former Egyptian president Mursi sent to prison

 Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi was sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole on Tuesday, nearly three years after he was declared Egypt's first freely elected president.

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Two migrant shipwreck survivors arrested as UN says 800 dead

Italian police have arrested two suspected people traffickers among the survivors of the migrant boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, as the UN said on Tuesday (Apr 21) that ...

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Xi Jinping in Pakistan, China to beat US spending there with $46 billion investment

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Pakistan on Monday to launch $46 billion in projects linking the allies, a figure that would far exceed US spending in Pakistan and underscores ...

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Hundreds drown off Libya, EU leaders forced to reconsider migrant crisis

As many as 700 migrants were feared dead on Sunday after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean, raising pressure on Europe to face down anti-immigrant bias and find money for ...

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700 feared dead in migrant shipwreck in Mediterranean

As many as 700 people are feared dead after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast overnight, in one of the worst disasters seen in the Mediterranean migrant ...

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IMF nations point to exchange rate, geopolitical risks

The International Monetary Fund's member nations on Saturday warned of risks to the global economy from exchange rate shifts and geopolitical tensions as they took note of "moderate" global growth ...

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Afghan blast kills 33; president blames Islamic State

 A suicide bomber in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday, setting off a blast outside a bank where government workers collect ...

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Suicide bombing in Eastern Afghanistan kills 22, injures 50

A security official says that at least 22 people have been killed after a suicide bomber attacked a bank branch in eastern Afghanistan.

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Collapse of illegal Tanzanian gold mine kills 19 people

The collapse of an illegal gold mine has killed 19 people in northwest Tanzania, a senior police official said on Friday.

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U.S. Iran bill makes nuclear deal harder, but not impossible

A compromise allowing the U.S. Congress to vote on a nuclear deal with Tehran may prompt Iranian negotiators to drive a harder bargain, but does not drastically weaken President Barack ...

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Israel happy at compromise deal between Congress-Obama: minister

Israel is pleased at a compromise deal achieved between the United States Congress and the administration of President Barack Obama, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday

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In setback, Obama concedes Congress role on Iran deal

U.S. President Barack Obama conceded on Tuesday that Congress will have the power to review a nuclear deal with Iran, reluctantly giving in to pressure from Republicans and some in ...

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Pentagon plans to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

The Pentagon said on Wednesday it would exhume and try to identify the remains of nearly 400 sailors and Marines killed when the USS Oklahoma sank in the Japanese bombing ...

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About 400 migrants died in boat capsize off Libya

 Up to 400 illegal migrants died after their vessel capsized off the Libyan coast on Sunday, said survivors who were brought to Italy, where tension is mounting over a surge ...

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Russia lifts ban on supplying S-300 missiles to Iran

President Vladimir Putin on Monday lifted a ban on supplying Iran with sophisticated S-300 air defence missile systems after Tehran's landmark outline deal with the West over its nuclear programme. 

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Bomb alert forces evacuation of Germanwings flight

Passengers and crew on a Germanwings flight from Cologne to Milan were on Sunday ordered to evacuate the plane as it prepared to take off due to a bomb alert.

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Hillary declares White House run

Hillary Clinton finally announced her White House candidacy Sunday, a move that empowers her to parry Republican attacks as she seeks to become the United States' first female president.

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