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OIC calls for imposing sanctions on Myanmar

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on the international community to reconsider its economic and diplomatic relations with Myamar. In a statement on Sunday...

Bangladesh to probe corruption allegations against chief justice

Bangladesh’s Law Minister Anisul Huq on Sunday (Oct 15) said the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) may launch an inquiry against Chief Justice SK Sinha as...

Bangladesh tightens border security as Indian BSF ordered to push Rohingyas

Bangladesh has tightened security along its western border with India amid concern that hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees could be pushed into its territory. Patrols...

Rohingya crisis may emerge as security issue, warns Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s  Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque on Saturday said the Rohingya crisis might become a security issue in the region and Bangladesh is now...

Nepal cabinet expansion fuels rumors about Maoist Center expulsion

Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba's decision to expand the cabinet just a few days ahead of elections has fuelled speculation about the possible expulsion...

Tillerson to visit India, Pakistan, Afghanistan

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson is expected to visit India for the first time in his capacity as America’s top diplomat tentatively on...

US not to forget Pakistan’s help in rescue operation

The United States has said that it will not forget the critical assistance that Pakistan provided in rescuing a North American couple from the...

Malaysia’s DPM to visit Bangladesh to discuss Rohingya issue

Malaysia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will go Bangladesh on Sunday (Oct 15) on a two-day visit to discuss bilateral and Rohingya...

Bhutanese youth working in India want to return

Even as the government plans to send more youths for overseas employment, those who had gone to India through the guaranteed employment programme are...

Nepal UML, Maoist Centre warn PM Deuba over election postponement

The CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre on Friday warned Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba not to remove ministers from the CPN-MC or postpone the...

WB loan to be ‘costlier’ for BD from next FY

Bangladesh will have to pay higher interest rates for taking loans from the International Development Association (IDA) of the World Bank as the country...

Increase in Afghan civilian casualties due to airstrikes: UN report

A report by the United Nations indicates that 8,019 civilians including women and children were killed and wounded in the Afghan conflict in the...

Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya...

Myanmar’s military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya...

Left alliance in Nepal: India shocked, US baffled, Europeans silent

The announcement of an electoral alliance between CPN-UML, CPN-Maoist Centre and Naya Shakti Party Nepal with a commitment of unification after the polls has...

Bangladeshi Navy orders two Do 228s for MPA mission

Bangladesh's navy has ordered two additional Dornier Do 228s for use in maritime patrol mission. The contract will see the service's fleet of the type...

Two Bangladesh courts issue arrest warrants for opposition leader Khaleda Zia

Two courts in Bangladesh issued warrants on Thursday (Oct 12) for the arrest of opposition leader and former premier Khaleda Zia, a move her...

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims ‘not natives,’ numbers fleeing exaggerated

Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address...

Sri Lanka makes arrests in $60 million Taiwanese bank cyberheist

Sri Lankan police have arrested two people after a Taiwanese bank said hackers stole about $60 million and wired the cash to accounts in...

Canadian-American family, kidnapped in 2012 in Afghanistan, recovered by Pakistan Army

The Pakistan Army said on Thursday that it had recovered "safe and sound" a family of foreign hostages from the custody of a terrorist...

Chinese team to study agro sector in Gulmi

A high-level team of Research Development Centre under the National People’s Congress of China is set to arrive here to undertake agro sector feasibility...

Opposition protest outside Maldivian Embassy in Sri Lanka

 Dozens of opposition supporters protested in front of the Maldivian Embassy in Colombo Thursday against human rights violations. Independent MP Ahmed Mahloof told the Maldives...