| Dhaka, Sunday, 25 February 2024

Experts caution reality check on joint Arab force

The agreement at a weekend Arab summit to establish a joint military force has raised serious doubts about prospects of such a force becoming a reality on the ground, experts ...

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ir strikes kill 40 at Yemen camp for displaced

An air strike killed at least 40 people at a camp for displaced people in north Yemen on Monday, humanitarian workers said, in an attack which apparently targeted nearby Houthi ...

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Air Canada plane crash lands at Halifax airport, 23 injured

Twenty-three people were injured when an Air Canada jet struck an antenna and crash landed as it attempted to touch down in heavy snow at Halifax airport early Sunday.

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Major 7.6 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, tsunami warning issued

A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.6 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.The epicentre of the quake was ...

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Crowds swell to bid farewell to Singapore's founder Lee ahead of funeral

Thousands of people gathered in Singapore on Saturday to bid farewell to former leader Lee Kuan Yew in an unprecedented wave of sympathy after authorities had to temporarily suspend queues ...

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Diplomats and UN staff flee Yemen: Gulf Arabs offer Yemeni President support at Egypt summit

Saudi Arabia's navy evacuated dozens of diplomats from Yemen on Saturday and the United Nations pulled out international staff after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes trying to stem ...

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Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan sacked from AAP national executive

AAP founder members Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan, who had challenged Arvind Kejriwal's leadership, were on Saturday removed from the party's powerful national executive by an overwhelming majority at the ...

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Iran, powers close in on two-three page nuclear deal; success uncertain: officials

Iran and major powers are close to agreement on a 2- or 3-page accord with specific numbers that would form the basis of a long-term settlement aimed at ending a ...

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European airlines to introduce ‘rule of two’

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recommended Friday that at least two people be present in the cockpit of planes at all times, following the apparently deliberate crashing of the ...

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China wants to control South China Sea: Philippines

The Philippines accused China on Thursday of seeking to take control of nearly the entire South China Sea with an expansionist agenda dominated by "massive reclamation" works. 

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14 dead in scaffolding collapse at Vietnam steel plant

At least 14 workers were killed and dozens injured after scaffolding collapsed at a steel plant in central Vietnam, officials said, as rescue teams on Thursday searched for bodies still ...

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Saudi Arabia, allies launch air strikes in Yemen against Houthi fighters

Saudi Arabia and Gulf region allies launched military operations including air strikes in Yemen on Thursday, officials said, to counter Iran-allied forces besieging the southern city of Aden where the ...

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US mulls air strikes on Tikrit, aids Iraqis with 'eye in the sky'

Washington is considering launching air strikes, possibly within days, to back up Iraqi and Shia forces battling to recapture Tikrit from the Islamic State jihadist group, US officials said.

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Obama slows Afghanistan troop withdrawal

President Barack Obama on Tuesday reversed plans to withdraw about 5,000 US troops from war-torn Afghanistan this year, an overture to the country's new reform-minded leader.

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China says it agrees with India to maintain border peace

China and India have agreed to maintain peace and tranquillity along their Himalayan border while they work on resolving a long-festering boundary dispute, China's foreign ministry said after talks in ...

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Gunmen kill 13 in Afghanistan

Gunmen killed 13 passengers travelling on a bus towards restive southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, officials said, the latest attack hitting civilians in the country's still-bloody conflict.

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Afghan protesters demand justice for woman killed by mob

Hundreds marched on Monday in the Afghan capital, demanding justice for a woman beaten to death last week by a Kabul mob over false allegations she had burned a Quran ...

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34 dead in multiple-vehicle crash in Peru

At least 34 people were killed and 70 injured in north-central Peru after a bus swerved into another bus in the oncoming lane in a multiple-vehicle accident, authorities said on ...

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US Republican Ted Cruz confirms 2016 presidential bid

Republican US Senator Ted Cruz confirmed today he will run for president in 2016, the first major candidate to officially declare a bid in the next race for the White ...

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Russia threatens to aim missiles at Denmark ships if it joins NATO shield

Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO's missile defence system, in comments Copenhagen called unacceptable and NATO said would not contribute to peace.

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