Dhaka: 5:03 PM, Fri, 24 Nov, 2017

Mnangagwa to succeed Mugabe as Zimbabwe president

International Desk: Emmerson Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's president, following the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe after 37 years of authoritarian rule.

Tibet does not seek independence: Dalai Lama

International Desk: Tibet does not seek independence from China but wants greater development, Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama said in Kolkata today.

Cancer is caused by sins from a past life: Indian minister

International Desk: Indians have reacted angrily after the health minister from Assam state said cancer "is divine justice" caused by "past sins of a person".

Bangladesh-Myanmar finally sign Rohingya repatriation deal

International Desk: Bangladesh and Myanmar finally signed a deal on Rohingya repatriation on Thursday with no ending deadline amid high hopes that the forcibly displaced Rohingyas will start returning to their homeland within the next two months. 

US suspends official travel to Myanmar's troubled Rakhine

International Desk: The United States has temporarily suspended travel for American officials to parts of Burma's Rakhine state, the US embassy said on Thursday, citing concerns over potential protests after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused the country of carrying out the “ethnic cleansing” of Rohingya Muslims in the state.

US looking into targeted sanctions against Myanmar Army

International Desk: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson described the violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar's Rakhine state as ethnic cleansing for the first time on Wednesday.

China wants closer ties with Myanmar

International Desk: China wants closer ties with Myanmar’s military to help protect regional peace and security, a senior Chinese general told the visiting head of the southeast Asian country’s army.

Mladic sentenced to life over Bosnia war genocide

International Desk: Former Bosnian Serbian commander Ratko Mladic has been sentenced to life in prison, for genocide and war crimes during the Balkan conflict more than two decades ago.

US Navy aircraft with 11 aboard crashes in Sea

International Desk: A US Navy transport plane carrying 11 people crashed in waters southeast of Japan’s Okinawa Island on Wednesday as it flew to the aircraft carrier the USS Ronald Reagan, the US Seventh Fleet said.

Saad Hariri returns to Lebanon

International Desk: Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has arrived back in Beirut for the first time since announcing his shock resignation in Saudi Arabia more than two weeks ago.

World reaction over Mugabe resignation

International Desk: The resignation of Robert Mugabe as president of Zimbabwe has resonated across the region and the wider international community.

Mugabe 'resigns' as president

International Desk: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said.

Suicide bombing kills 50 in Nigeria

International Desk: At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Mubi, police say.

'Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya'

International Desk: Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the “safe and voluntary return” of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

Head of Syrian opposition's HNC resigns

International Desk: Riyad Hijab, the head of Syria's main opposition bloc, has resigned ahead of a conference scheduled in Saudi Arabia aimed at "unifying" various groups opposing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.