• Dr Shirin Sharmin set to be speaker again
  • Big-3 draft proposals not taken to vote
  • Two burglars held for looting Sonali Bank money
  • Jan 5 polls held to uphold constitution: PM
  • PM, Speaker meet President
  • DB submits charge sheet over Blogger Rajib killing
  • Tajul made opposition chief whip
  • HRW urges govt to stop spate of extrajudicial killings
  • Mohiuddin gets bail
  • Silva's maiden ton puts Sri Lanka in command
  • Shirin Sharmin elected unopposed
  • Minister begs apology for smoking publicly
  • Khandker Mahbub denied bail, remand petitions
  • 50 shops gutted in Fatikchhari
  • Outlawed party leader killed in Khulna ‘gunfight’
  • Terrorist leader killed in Jessore ‘gunfight’
  • Mother, son killed in Comilla road crash
  • Five dead, 14 missing in Indonesian landslide
  • Ukraine PM, government resign to ease crisis
  • US ship heads out to destroy Syrian chemical weapons
  • Israel’s war threatens to split West Bank villages
  • Hong Kong chicken slaughter begins after H7N9 found
  • Brazil scientists warn on dwindling jaguar population
  • A protester guards the barricade in front of riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday. — AP photo

  • Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

  • Former partner of the French president, Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler addresses a press conference in Mumbai on Monday. — AFP photo


Syria talks deadlocked as Homs ‘starves’

The United States on Monday demanded that Syria allow aid into the ‘starving’ city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of the president Bashar al-Assad. Full story

Tunisia passes new charter

After decades of dictatorship and two years of arguments and compromises, Tunisians finally have a new constitution laying the foundations for a new democracy. The document is groundbreaking as one of the most... Full story

Ukraine considers state of emergency as ministry seized

A protester guards the barricade in front of riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, on Monday. — AP photo
A Ukrainian government minister on Monday warned protesters that a state of emergency could be imposed to deal with the country’s deadly crisis, after radicals seized the justice ministry in Kiev. The storming of the justice ministry threatened to derail talks... Full story

Egypt’s army chief promoted, expected to run for president

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been promoted to the rank of field marshal, in what security officials said on Monday was a sign he is about to declare his candidacy for the presidency. Full story

France’s ex-first lady braves India media scrum after split

Former partner of the French president, Francois Hollande, Valerie Trierweiler addresses a press conference in Mumbai on Monday. — AFP photo
A smiling Valerie Trierweiler braved a media scrum as she visited sick children in India on Monday in her first public appearance since her break-up from the French president, Francois Hollande. The former first lady appeared relaxed but declined to... Full story

Brutal cold returns to US Midwest for awhile

A persistent weather pattern driving bitterly cold air south out of the Arctic will cause temperatures from Minnesota to Kentucky to plummet on Monday, turning this winter into one of the coldest on record in some areas. Full story

Afghanistan to free 37 prisoners despite US protests

Afghanistan said on Monday it expects to release within two weeks a first batch of alleged Taliban prisoners whom the US says are responsible for dozens of NATO and Afghan deaths. Full story

Cambodian police break up rally pressing for TV station

Cambodian military police used smoke grenades and batons on Monday to quell a protest by demonstrators demanding that a new television channel be allowed to broadcast, wounding at least eight people, witnesses said. Full story

Snowden says ‘significant threats’ to his life

Former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that US government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA’s collection of telephone... Full story

52 dead in NE Nigeria attack by extremists

Security officials say suspected Islamic extremists used explosives to attack a village in Nigeria’s northeast, killing 52 people and razing more than 300 homes. A security official said on Monday the attackers planted several explosives... Full story


The African Union said on Monday it had lifted its four-year suspension of Madagascar following democratic elections last month, the first since a 2009 coup. The pan-African bloc’s peace and security council announced... Full story

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