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Turkey-Syria offensive: Not our border, says Donald Trump

President Donald Trump has said Turkey’s incursion into Syria is “not our border”, and called the former US allies the Kurds “no angels”. The US is facing intense criticism for withdrawing its forces from Syria, which some say gave Turkey the green light to launch a cross-border offensive against Kurdish-led forces. Read More »

Death Official says 16 dead, 119 hurt in Kabul Taliban attack

An Afghan official says the death toll from a Taliban suicide attack in Kabul late Monday night has risen to 16 civilians, with another 119 people wounded. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi on Tuesday says some 400 foreigners were rescued after the attack targeted the Green Village compound, which houses several international organizations and guesthouses. Smoke rose on Tuesday morning ... Read More »

Hong Kong pro-democracy group says Joshua Wong arrested

Hong Kong, Aug 30 (UNB/AP) — A pro-democracy group in Hong Kong said one of its leaders, well-known activist Joshua Wong, was arrested Friday morning. Wong was pushed into a private car as he was heading to a subway station around 7:30 a.m. and has been taken to police headquarters, the Demosisto group said on its social media accounts. It ... Read More »

Indian FM Jaishankar in Dhaka says, many things to discuss

Dhaka, Aug 19 (UNB) – Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Monday night said Bangladesh and India have many things to discuss to take the relationship between the two neighbouring countries to a higher level. “We’ve a very good relationship. We’ve a very strong relationship. We’ve many things to discuss about taking the relationship to a higher level,” ... Read More »

Overthrow controversy: Clear mistake, says Simon Taufel

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Former ICC elite panel umpire Simon Taufel said England should not have been awarded 6 runs for the overthrow in the final over of their chase against New Zealand in the World Cup final at Lord’s on Sunday. Legendary umpire Simon Taufel has said the on-field umpires’ decison to award 6 runs for the controversial ... Read More »

China will oppose attempts to suppress its dev, says envoy

Geneva, 13 Jun (D. Ravi Kanth) – China is ready to offer a package of market access concessions to the United States for reaching an agreement in the trade war launched by Washington, but will fiercely oppose attempts to “demonize” and “suppress” China’s ongoing developmental efforts, said China’s new envoy to the United Nations in Geneva on 13 June. The ... Read More »

A quarter to reap all benefits of budget, says BNP

Dhaka, June 13 – BNP senior leader Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury on Thursday said the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2019-20 will facilitate only a section of people instead of fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the country’s people. In an instant reaction to the new budget, he also said as the government has kept Tk 145,380 crore ... Read More »

Worried over security during Eid, says PM Hasina

Dhaka, June 9 – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said she was very worried about security during the Eid-ul Fitr congregations as various threats always keep surfacing through social media. “I was really very worried during Eid Jamaats as (terror) incidents are happing. We paid a special attention so that no untoward incident occurs,” she said replying to a ... Read More »

Eid Wednesday says Minister Abdullah in revised decision

Dhaka, June 4 – Holy Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, will be celebrated in the country on Wednesday as the Shawwal moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Tuesday. The decision was taken at the second meeting of the National Moon Sighting Committee on Tuesday night after reassessing the information about the Shawwal moon sighting. State Minister for ... Read More »

China says lightning caused forest fire that killed 31

Beijing, Apr 6 (AP/UNB) — Lighting sparked a forest fire in mountainous western China last month that killed 27 firefighters and four local helpers in one of the country’s deadliest days for first responders, investigators said. Acting on accounts of eyewitnesses in Sichuan province’s Muli county, investigators located an 18-meter (59-foot) pine tree split by lightning that they identified as ... Read More »

Bolsonaro says Brazil owes world nothing on environment

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Saturday said his country “does not owe the world anything” when it comes to the environment. The far right leader, who is critical of the Paris climate change accord, was speaking in Chile following Friday’s launch off PROSUR, a conservative-minded group of South American leaders. He said he had thanked his counterpart President Sebastian Pinera ... Read More »

Kavanaugh accuser says assault ‘altered my life’

The first woman to accuse US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct has said the assault “drastically altered” her life. It is part of the written testimony Prof Christine Blasey Ford has released before she appears at a crucial Senate panel hearing later on Thursday. Judge Kavanaugh, who will also testify, has strenuously denied the accusation. Read More »