• Door to agreement is still open: Khaleda
  • Bangladesh opposition confirms poll boycott on deadline
  • Blockade extended, now ends Thursday evening
  • Govt put its last nail in the coffin of democracy: BNP
  • Business leaders going to meet Hasina, Khaleda tonight
  • Japan hopeful of ‘all-inclusive’ election in Bangladesh
  • Syed Ashraf's motorcade attacked
  • 1 killed in AL-oppn clash in C’nawabganj
  • Drivers march towards Khaleda residence to protest blockade
  • Arson, blast mark opposition’s blockade in capital
  • Commerce Minister’s house in Lalmonirhat bomb attacked
  • UN resident coordinator meets CEC
  • Court grants bail to two TV journalists
  • Oppn’s 3rd day blockade in progress amid violence
  • IMF approves disbursement of US$140.4mn for Bangladesh
  • Juba Dal leader shot dead in Bogra
  • ICT declines Azhar’s privileged communication with lawyers
  • Juba Dal leader stabbed to death in Comilla
  • BNP activist shot dead in Natore
  • New protest clashes shake Thai capital
  • A wounded youth being removed from the scene of a Syrian government airstrike near Aleppo, Syria on Saturday. — AP photo

  • Yemeni riot police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against the ban imposed on motorcycles in the capital Sanaa on Saturday. — AFP photo

  • Paul Walker


46 killed in 2 days of air raids in Syria

A wounded youth being removed from the scene of a Syrian government airstrike near Aleppo, Syria on Saturday. — AP photo
At least 20 people, including four children, were killed Sunday in a second day of deadly air strikes on Al-Bab in northern Syria, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Britain-based monitoring group said they were killed when regime helicopters... Full story

Iran seeks better cooperation with S Arabia

Iran said on Sunday it wanted stronger cooperation with US ally Saudi Arabia, as it seeks to ease concerns among Gulf Arab neighbours about a potential resurgence in its influence following a nuclear deal with world powers. Full story

Egypt urged to free Morsi̢۪s aides

Human Rights Watch on Sunday urged Egypt̢۪s military-backed government to immediately release from detention five aides of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. The New York-based advocacy group said in... Full story

Congolese doctor calls for red line against rape

Pioneering doctor Denis Mukwege called on Saturday for a red line to be drawn on rape in his native Democratic Republic of Congo, where tens of thousands of women are brutally attacked by the army and militia. Full story

Yemen bans motorbikes in Sanaa because of attacks

Yemeni riot police use a water cannon to disperse demonstrators during a protest against the ban imposed on motorcycles in the capital Sanaa on Saturday. — AFP photo
Yemen on Sunday began enforcing a temporary ban on motorbikes in the capital to prevent ‘shoot and scoot’ attacks in the city during national dialogue sessions. The interior ministry said the ban will last until December 15 to ‘preserve security and stability’ as... Full story

Indian craft leaves Earth̢۪s orbit on way to Mars

India̢۪s Mars orbiter mission left Earth̢۪s sphere of influence early Sunday after performing a manoeuvre to put it on its way to orbit the red planet. The spacecraft fired its main engine for more than 20 minutes to reach the correct velocity.... Full story

11 killed in Nepal bus accident

A bus has veered off a mountain road in western Nepal, killing 11 people and injuring 34. According to government administrator Sagar Mani Parajuli, the bus went off the road and rolled for another 300 meters. Full story

Strong quake hits Indonesia

A strong, shallow earthquake rocked parts of eastern Indonesia early Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The US Geological Survey said the 6.3-magnitude quake was cantered 343 kilometres northwest... Full story

Pro-EU Ukrainians defy protest ban, demand elections

Tens of thousands of Ukrainians on Sunday defied a ban on protests and fears of police violence in Kiev to push for early elections after the president, Viktor Yanukovych, rejected a historic EU pact. Full story

US calls on North Korea to release war veteran

The United States called on North Korea on Saturday to release an elderly US military veteran held in custody since last month and who Pyongyang has accused of killing civilians during the Korean War 60 years ago. Full story

Landslide kills 9 in western Indonesia

Landslides triggered by torrential rain buried houses near a rumbling volcano in western Indonesia and searchers found nine bodies in the mud and water, a disaster official said Sunday. Four of the dead were children. Full story

Six dead in sectarian clashes in Tripoli

Six people, including a 15-year-old schoolboy, were killed and 22 others wounded on Saturday in sectarian clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli, a security source said. The Lebanese army, which deployed in the city... Full story

Boko Haram kills 24 in two separate attacks

Suspected Boko Haram militants killed 24 people in two separate attacks in northern Nigeria, eyewitnesses said on Saturday, just as the military vowed to ramp up security over Christmas. Full story

‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker dies in crash

Paul Walker
A fiery car crash north of Los Angeles has killed 40-year-old Paul Walker, the star of the ‘Fast & Furious’ movie series, and one other person in the vehicle. Deputies found a Porsche Carrera GT engulfed in flames when they responded to a report of... Full story

Protest against US drone attacks in Pakistan

Thousands of people rallied in Pakistan̢۪s eastern city of Lahore Sunday in protest at continued US drone strikes in the country̢۪s troubled northwest. Around 5,000 protesters chanted anti-US slogans and called for an immediate... Full story

14 killed in Iraq attacks

A triple bombing struck the funeral of the son of an anti-al-Qaeda tribal leader northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, one of several attacks across the country that left 14 people dead, Iraqi officials said. Full story

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