| Dhaka, Wednesday, 21 February 2024

Islamic State video shows destruction of ancient Assyrian city

The Islamic State group on Saturday released a video that shows militants smashing artefacts at the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in northern Iraq before blowing up the site.

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Nasheed's supporters hold underwater protest

Supporters of jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed held an underwater protest on Saturday to push for the release of the tropical archipelago's first democratically elected leader, after he was ...

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Obama greets Bangladeshis on Pahela Boishakh

US President Barack Obama has greeted Bangladeshis and Bangla speaking people across the world ahead of Pahela Boishakh.

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Obama, Castro make history together at summit

The United States President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro shook hands and sat near each other Friday at a historic Summit of the Americas, a new milestone in efforts ...

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Netanyahu blasts Iran nuclear deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday (5 April) denounced the agreement between Tehran and world powers as a ‘bad deal,’ as Barack Obama affirmed his support for long-time ally ...

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Iran could resume nuclear activities if West withdraws: Zarif

Iran's foreign minister said that Tehran would be able to return to its nuclear activities if the West withdraws from a pact that is to be finalised in June. Foreign minister ...

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Boko Haram kill four in Nigeria village raid

At least four people were killed when suspected Boko Haram fighters raided a local market in a village near the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, security sources said.

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Road accidents kill 26 people in 2 Chinese provinces

Two road accidents killed 26 people and injured nine others in two Chinese provinces over the weekend, according to state media and local authorities. A bus plunged into a river in ...

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Iraq's Tikrit, free of the Islamic State, is a city in ruins

n Iraq's Tikrit, liberation from the Islamic State group comes at a heavy price, both in loss of life and in the sheer devastation the militants leave in their wake. Much ...

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Pope: Kenya attack an act of senseless brutality

Pope Francis on Friday condemned the attack by Islamic militants on a Kenyan university as an act of "senseless brutality" and called for those responsible to change their violent ways. ...

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China says Iran deal good for Sino-US relations

This week's framework nuclear deal with Iran was also good for boosting relations between China and the United States, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said in a call with US ...

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World, Iran hail deal, Israel fumes

Well-wishers hailed Iran's nuclear negotiators as they returned to Tehran yesterday from reaching a potentially historic framework deal with world powers, but Israel warned it was a "very dangerous" step.

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After Iraqi forces take Tikrit, a wave of looting, killing

On 1 April, the city of Tikrit was liberated from the extremist group Islamic State. The Shi'ite-led central government and allied militias, after a month-long battle, had expelled the barbarous ...

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aeda frees 300 prisoners in Yemen jail break

Three hundred inmates from a prison in Yemen have been freed by al-Qaeda, after the Islamists stormed the jail in which they were held, reports The Telegraph, UK.

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35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity

 Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shia rebel positions on Wednesday across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, as both sides disputed who fired ...

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France says in most difficult stretch of Iran nuclear talks

France's foreign minister said on Wednesday that Iran still had to make more effort to reach a preliminary political accord, but Tehran and the six powers were in the final ...

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 Muhammadu Buhari wins  Nigeria election

Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria,Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan telephoned Gen Buhari, 72, on Tuesday night to congratulate him ...

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Myanmar, rebels agree historic peace deal

Myanmar peace negotiators agreed the draft text of a historic nationwide ceasefire agreement on Monday, as the country edges closer to ending decades of conflict between ethnic minority groups and ...

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Translation app helps N. Korea refugees 'speak Southern'

A new smartphone app developed in Seoul aims to help North Korean refugees overcome one of the biggest challenges they face in adjusting to life in South Korea -- speaking ...

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Final day of Iran nuclear talks begins

- Foreign ministers from major powers kicked off early Wednesday a final scheduled day of talks aimed at securing the outlines of a potentially historic nuclear deal with Iran by ...

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