Dhaka: 7:15 PM, Sat, 23 Feb, 2019

Sudan leader declares state of emergency

International Desk: Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has declared a national state of emergency, dismissed the federal government and sacked all state governors.

Singer R Kelly charged with sexual abuse in Chicago

International Desk: R Kelly has been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, at least nine of which involve minors.

Venezuela closing border with Brazil

International Desk: Venezuela's embattled President Nicolás Maduro has ordered the closure of the border with Brazil amid a row over foreign humanitarian aid.

Aung San Suu Kyi woos investors to crisis-hit Rakhine

International Desk: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called for investment in the crisis-hit western state of Rakhine on Friday, saying the world had "focused narrowly on negative aspects" in the state from which some 730,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled since 2017.

Australia plays down China coal tensions

International Desk: The Australian government says it is seeking an "urgent" clarification from Beijing over reports that a major Chinese port has halted imports of Australian coal.

Trump says IS woman barred from US return

International Desk: President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is barring a US-born former ISIS propagandist from returning home, making the highly unusual case that she is not a US citizen.

‘Relation between India and Arabian peninsula is in our DNA’

Desk Report: Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.

US to transfer nuclear power technology to Saudi

International Desk: The US is rushing to transfer sensitive nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia, according to a new congressional report.

7 children from same family die in Canada fire

International Desk: Seven children from the same family lost their lives in a fire that ravaged their home on Canada’s Atlantic coast, police said Tuesday.

IS teenager Shamima Begum to lose UK citizenship

International Desk: Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group in Syria aged 15, is to lose her UK citizenship.


US states sue Trump over border wall

International Desk: A coalition of 16 US states led by California is suing President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare an emergency to raise funds for a Mexican border wall.

Seven MPs leave UK's Labour Party

International Desk: Seven MPs have resigned from the Labour Party in protest at Jeremy Corbyn's approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism.

Saudi Arabia signs $20bn in deals with Pakistan

International Desk: Saudi Arabia has pledged investment deals worth $20bn (£15.5bn) with Pakistan which is seeking to bolster its fragile economy.

US senator to probe 'talk on ousting Trump'

International Desk: The chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee has vowed to get to the bottom of allegations that discussions were held in 2017 on removing President Donald Trump from office.

5 Indian soldiers killed in Pulwama

International Desk: Five soldiers including an officer were killed in an overnight encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, days after over 40 soldiers were killed there in a terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy.

Quader terms Oikyafront’s mass hearing as mass joking

Senior Correspondent: Awami League (AL) general secretary Obaidul Quader has termed the mass hearing being arranged over the irregularities of 11th general election by Oikyafront as mass joking.

Malaika spills the beans on her divorce with Arbaaz

Entertainment Desk: It was in 2017 that Malaika Arora and Arbaaz Khan divorced. And two years since, the ex-couple has moved on in their respective lives. If Arbaaz has found love in Giorgia Andriani, Malaika is happy painting the town red with Arjun Kapoor.