Category: World

Bangladesh stops 84 Rohingyas from perilous sea journey

Cox's Bazar: Bangladesh authorities prevented 84 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar from attempting a perilous boat journey to Malaysia, officials said…

Child among two killed in Afghanistan blast

Herat: At least two people, including a child, were killed and 14 others sustained injuries in a roadside bomb blast…

Caracas willing to begin dialogue with Washington on basis of mutual respect: Venezuelan FM

Caracas [Washington]: Against the backdrop of mediation in Norway aimed at resolving the ongoing political crisis in Venezuela, the Foreign…

NY bar turns away turban-wearing Sikh youth

New York: A Sikh youth has claimed that a bar in New York's Long Island didn't let him enter because…

Over 270,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards: UN

Washington: The United Nations on Friday confirmed that more than 270,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been registered and provided…

6.0 magnitude quake rocks Papua New Guinea

New Ireland Province: An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked the New Ireland region late on Friday night,…

US judge orders release of activists detained from Venezuela’s embassy in Washington

Washington: A US judge on Friday ordered the release of four activists who were detained by US authorities from the…

Press freedom at stake in Nepal: Journalists under probe for news about Dalai Lama

Kathmandu [Nepal]: Three journalists from Nepal's state news agency, Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS), are under probe for reporting news about…

China sentences Japanese man on espionage charges

Beijing [China]: A Chinese court on Friday handed a five and half year prison sentence to a 70-year-old Japanese man…

5.6 magnitude earthquake jolts Indonesia

Java [Indonesia]: An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Ritcher Scale rattled Indonesia on Saturday morning, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological…

Trump delays decision on auto tariffs for up to six months

Washington: President Donald Trump on Friday announced a six-month delay in imposing steep tariffs on auto imports, seeking to pressure…

Muslim leaders call for united Sri Lankan identity

Colombo: Sri Lankan Muslim leaders have called for one united identity of the island nation while expressing solidarity with the…

US’ Israel-Palestinian peace plan a surrender act: Minister

London: Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki has called the anticipated US plan for ending the Israel-Palestinian conflict an unacceptable "surrender…

Despite security issue, N Korea should be given food: South Korea

Seoul [South Korea]: Asserting that humanitarian issue should be separated from a security issue, South Korea on Friday said North…

Taiwan becomes first Asian-nation to legalise same-sex marriage

Taipei [Taiwan]: In a landmark move, Taiwan on Friday became the first Asian-nation to legalise same-sex marriage. The Taiwan lawmakers…

Iran Foreign Minister urges ‘concrete action’ from China, Russia to save nuclear deal

Beijing [China]: Iran Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday urged "friends" including China and Russia to take "concrete action"…

US to support SL’s fight against terrorism, aid agency offers $480mn grant

Washington: The United States on Thursday reiterated support for Sri Lanka in its fight against terrorism. The support came in…

Ace mountaineer Dipankar Ghosh goes missing on Mt Makalu in Nepal

Kathmandu [Nepal]: Ace mountaineer Dipankar Ghosh has reportedly gone missing on Nepal's Mount Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak in,…

Brexit talks collapse; May, Labour Party fail to reach agreement

London [UK]: Talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May and the opposition-led Labour Party aimed at breaking the Brexit deadlock…

Gaza organisers cancel Friday border protests

Gaza City: Organisers cancelled the main weekly protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, for only the second time in…