DHAKA: Thousands of rioters torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh Sunday in a rare attack against the community over a photo posted on Facebook deemed offensive to Islam.Read More »
YANGON: The Myanmar President, Mr Thein Sein has said, he would accept Ms Aung San Suu Kyi as president if the people vote for her. He however said, the will of the people would be respected whoever they chose in an election due in 2015.Read More »
BAGHDAD: At least 14 people were killed and 26 wounded in a series of bomb and gunfire attacks in Iraq on Sunday, the police said.Read More »
KATHMANDU: The CPN-Maoist, a break away faction of the ruling Maoists, today withdrew its decision to prevent Indian vehicles from entering Nepal, after New Delhi, Nepalese political parties and businesses mounted pressure on it to withdraw the controversial move.Read More »
LAHORE: Pakistani authorities have renamed a roundabout in the eastern city of Lahore after freedom fighter Bhagat Singh to acknowledge his revolutionary spirit and his role in the movement against the erstwhile British rulers of the subcontinent.Read More »
UNITED NATIONS: Having been a repeated victim of terrorism, India has called on the international community to join forces to ensure weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) and sensitive technologies do not fall into the hands of terrorists and non-state actors.Read More »
WASHINGTON: The assault on the US Consulate in Libya’s Benghazi city was a “deliberate and organised terrorist attack” by groups affiliated with or sympathetic to al-Qaeda, America’s top intelligence agency has said.Read More »
WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Ms Hillary Clinton announced Friday the US government will provide millions of additional dollars in assistance to the Syrian opposition.Read More »
BEIJING: Beijing has said that Japan should ensure safety of Chinese embassies and personnel within its territory, Xinhua reported.
The Chinese government’s reaction came following media reports stating threatening mail sent to the Chinese embassy in Tokyo Thursday.
DHAKA: Acceding to India's long-standing demand, Bangladesh has decided to hand over imprisoned ULFA leader Anup Chetia to the neighbouring country.Read More »