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Iraq launches final sweep to flush out IS
AFP . Baghdad
22:07, Nov 23, 2017
Iraqi forces launched a sweep through the western desert to flush out remaining Islamic State group fighters on Thursday, an operation the prime minister has said will spell the jihadists' "final defeat" in the country. The arid, sparsely populated wastelands between the Tigris and Euphrates...
Zimbabwe’s next leader prepares to take power
AFP . Harare
18:41, Nov 23, 2017
Zimbabwe’s incoming president Emmerson Mnangagwa was preparing Thursday for his new role as president after a triumphant return home...
Iraq launches operation to clear last IS holdouts
AFP . Baghdad
14:35, Nov 23, 2017
Iraqi forces announced the launch of a major operation on Thursday to flush remaining Islamic State group fighters out of the western desert near...
Woman raises $60,000 for homeless man who helped her
UNB/AP . Philadelphia
12:20, Nov 23, 2017
A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man after she ran out of gas on an interstate in Philadelphia has raised more than $60,000 for the...
Pope to meet Rohingyas in Bangladesh camps
Reuters . Vatican City
10:20, Nov 23, 2017
Pope Francis will meet the head of Myanmar’s army and Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, both late additions to a tour of the two countries next...
Ex-Bosnian commander Mladic gets life for genocide
Reuters . The Hague
22:37, Nov 22, 2017
A UN tribunal on Wednesday convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrating...
8 rescued after US Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea
AFP . Tokyo
18:02, Nov 22, 2017
Eight people have been rescued after a US military aircraft with 11 people aboard crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to an aircraft carrier,...
Rohingya refugees ‘drained’ by trauma: UN refugee chief
Airlines settle Twin Towers claim over 9/11 attacks
Air China suspends flights to North Korea
Operation against Rohingya has 'hallmarks of ethnic cleansing': US Congress members
Suu Kyi hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees
Harare sees wild cheers as Mugabe resigns
Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president
Suicide car bomb kills 21 in Baghdad
AFP . Kirkuk
20:53, Nov 21, 2017
A suicide car bomber killed at least 21 people in an attack on a busy market in a town north of Baghdad on Tuesday, a security official said.Dozens...
Suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria mosque
AFP . Kano
19:10, Nov 21, 2017
At least 50 people were killed on Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in northeast Nigeria, police said, in an attack blamed...
EU to act if 'OECD fails on taxing internet giants'
AFP . Paris
17:43, Nov 21, 2017
The European Union will take measures to tax US tech giants if the international community doesn't agree to a new system early next year, a senior...
Merkel seeks way out of crisis after talks collapse
AFP . Berlin
15:57, Nov 21, 2017
Germany’s president was to lead a push from Tuesday to save the EU’s top economy from the political turmoil sparked by the collapse of Chancellor...
AI accuses Myanmar of imposing ‘apartheid’ on Rohingyas
AFP . Yangon
12:57, Nov 21, 2017
Myanmar’s suffocating control of its Rohingya population amounts to “apartheid”, Amnesty International said Tuesday in a probe into the root causes...
Chinese rights lawyer jailed for two years
AFP . Beijing
16:06, Nov 21, 2017
A Chinese court sentenced prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong to two years in prison for “inciting subversion” on Tuesday, the latest...
Aid groups for UN council session on Rohingya crisis
AFP . Geneva
09:24, Nov 21, 2017
Amnesty International and 34 other humanitarian groups on Monday called for the UN Human Rights Council to hold a special session on the Rohingya...
‘Party to launch Mugabe impeachment process Tuesday’
AFP . Harare
21:43, Nov 20, 2017
Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will launch the parliamentary process on Tuesday for impeaching President Robert Mugabe, a government lawmaker told...
Indian politician peeing video in public goes viral
AFP . Mumbai
16:28, Nov 20, 2017
An Indian ruling party politician has been left red-faced after a video of him urinating in public went viral on World Toilet Day, despite...
Rahul Gandhi set to take over as Congress chief
AFP . New Delhi
15:04, Nov 20, 2017
India's opposition Congress party will hold leadership elections next month, an official said Monday, amid growing speculation Rahul Gandhi will...
EU diplomat 'encouraged' by Rohingya talks with Suu Kyi
AFP . Yangon
14:26, Nov 20, 2017
The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday hailed "extremely encouraging" talks with Aung San Suu Kyi on the Rohingya crisis,...
French police officer commits suicide after killing 3
AFP . Sarcelles
10:23, Nov 20, 2017
A 31-year-old French police officer shot three people dead before turning the gun on himself, in a killing spree sparked by a row with his...
China proposes 3-phase plan for resolving Rohingya crisis
Reuters . Shanghai
10:21, Nov 20, 2017
China has proposed a three-phase plan for resolving the Rohingya crisis, starting with a ceasefire, that has won the support of Myanmar and...
Morocco stampede kills 15
Reuters . Rabat
10:18, Nov 20, 2017
Fifteen people were killed and five more injured when a stampede broke out in a southwestern Moroccan town on Sunday as food aid was being...
EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Suu Kyi
AFP . Cox's Bazar
10:15, Nov 20, 2017
The EU's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets...
New deadline looms for defiant Mugabe
AFP . Harare
09:56, Nov 20, 2017
Robert Mugabe clung on as Zimbabwe’s president Sunday, using national TV to insist he still holds power despite a military takeover and...
Merkel battles for survival after coalition collapse
AFP . Berlin
09:53, Nov 20, 2017
Chancellor Angela Merkel was left battling for political survival Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed-plunging...
Zimbabwe ruling party expels Mugabe
Reuters . Harare
18:38, Nov 19, 2017
President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as the leader of Zimababwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday in a move to force him to end to his 37...
Sri Lanka troops on alert amid communal riots
AFP . Colombo
14:22, Nov 19, 2017
Sri Lankan troops patrolled a coastal town Sunday where nearly 90 homes were damaged and cars set alight in violence between the island’s...
Distress calls bring hope to Argentina’s search for missing sub
AFP . Buenos Aires
09:47, Nov 19, 2017
After days of searching for its missing submarine with 44 crew aboard, Argentina’s navy received distress signals late Saturday, authorities...
100 technical schools, colleges to be set up by 2019
Enforced disappearance scenario worse in US, UK: Hasina
Tazreen tragedy trial lingers in deposition delays
Education minister's statement demanded over question paper leak
Jessore journo’s throat slashed
MoU on Rohingya repatriation inked, yet no timeframe
Foreign minister sits with Suu Kyi over Rohingya repatriation
Migrant dreams shattered
South African hits 490 off 151 balls
No evidence of my link with Zia Orphanage Trust: Khaleda
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