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US ends year in state of political, strategic, financial chaos in 2018

IANS NEW YORK The rumbling controversies and divisive trends of 2018 erupted in a perfect storm of chaos at the year’s end with parts of the US government paralysed by a showdown between President Donald Trump and the Democrats, while senior officials quit, foreign and strategic policies fell into disarray, and the stock markets tumbled. Chief of Staff John Kelly ... Read More »

Trump threatens to close southern border amid govt shutdown

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to close the southern border amid an ongoing partial government shutdown, resuming his push for the funding of a long-promised US-Mexico border wall. Please like & share: Read More »

Bangladesh intensifies security as Hasina seeks re-election today

DHAKA: Bangladesh stepped up security with thousands of army troops patrolling the streets along with paramilitary forces and police as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeks a record fourth term in Sunday’s general elections. Please like & share: Read More »

Egyptian forces kill forty ‘extremists’ after terror attack

CAIRO: Egyptian security forces killed 40 suspected extremists during operations in several parts of the country in response to an attack on a tourist bus a day before that claimed four lives, officials said on Saturday. Please like & share: Read More »

Power plant explosion sends New York into frenzy

New York: A transformer explosion at a power plant in Queens temporarily lit up the New York skyline in bright blue and caused a frenzy in the city, with many on the social media fearing an alien invasion. Please like & share: Read More »

Bangladesh’s ‘battling begums’ fight for survival in 2018

Dhaka: The year 2018 was an eventful one for Bangladesh which is going to crucial polls on Sunday but it may not see the “battling begums” in direct contest as jailed ex-premier Khalida Zia is unable to challenge Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, whose government maintained steady ties with India. Please like & share: Read More »

Poll-bound Bangladesh shuts down high speed internet services

Dhaka: The high-speed internet services were suspended for several hours in Bangladesh after mobile operators shut down their 3G and 4G services late Thursday following orders from the country’s telecom regulator ahead of Sunday’s general election. Please like & share: Read More »

Wickremesinghe rules out early snap poll

Colombo: Sri Lanka’s ruling UNP has no intention to go for an early snap general election, a party spokesman said Friday, ending weeks of speculation that the government may dissolve Parliament before the end of its term. Please like & share: Read More »

Indonesia hikes danger level for deadly ‘tsunami’ volcano

Carita: Indonesia on Thursday raised the danger alert level for an erupting volcano that sparked a killer tsunami at the weekend, after previously warning that fresh activity at the crater threatened to trigger another deadly wave. Please like & share: Read More »