Dhaka: 1:46 PM, Mon, 11 Dec, 2017

Bangladesh, part of worldwide recall of Lactalis baby food

International Desk: French manufacturer of milk brands including Milumel, Picot and Celi, which are also sold in Britain, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sudan orders recall after children fall ill.

Venezuela opposition banned from running in 2018 election

International Desk: Venezuela's president, Nicolas Maduro, says the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election.

Fury spreads from Jakarta to Rabat

International Desk: A wave of anger against a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital has spread from Asia, through the Middle East, to North Africa, with tens of thousands of people taking to the streets to denounce the controversial move.

Indian soldier kills four colleagues

International Desk: An Indian paramilitary soldier has shot dead four of his colleagues and critically injured another at a camp in central India, local media report.

US Jerusalem move: Malaysian army 'ready' to play role

International Desk: The Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF) are always ready for the signal and directives from the top leadership and head of state on the issue of Jerusalem.

Thousands protest against Netanyahu

International Desk: Approximately 25,000 protestors took to Tel Aviv's Rothschild Boulevard on Saturday evening to oppose alleged corruption at the highest echelons of Israeli government and called for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign.

Arab League condemns US Jerusalem move

International Desk: The head of the Arab League has called US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital "dangerous and unacceptable" and a "flagrant attack on a political solution" to the Israeli- Palestinian conflict.

Iraq says its war against Islamic State has ended

International Desk: Iraq said Saturday that its war on the Islamic State is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held.

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 23 civilians in Yemen

International Desk: Yemeni officials say Saudi-led coalition airstrikes have killed at least 23 civilians, including women and children, in the country’s north.

Trump declaration on Jerusalem isolates US at UN

International Desk: The United States stood alone Friday as one after another fellow UN Security Council member criticised its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Israel strikes Gaza

International Desk: Israel says it has targeted a number of sites belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes.

15 UN peacekeepers killed in Congo

International Desk: Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on the organization in recent history.

UN outrageously hostile to Israel, says US

International Desk: The US envoy to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused the UN of damaging the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

Indian driver receives award for not honking in over 18 yrs

International Desk: An Indian driver has received the Manush Sanman award for not honking once in the past 18 years. It may seem a strange award, but India is well known for the chaos of its roads, and the typical driver’s almost constant use of the car horn. Dipak Das, a Kolkata-based driver, believes that India can change this and eventually achieve peaceful, quiet roads.

Reserve heist: BB, NY Fed discuss suing Manila bank

International Desk: Bangladesh’s central bank has asked the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to join a lawsuit it plans to file against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists, several sources said.