Bangladesh

Thursday 21 September, 2017 11:22:12 pm

Motorcyclist killed in Jessore road accident 

Jessore, Sept 21 (UNB) – A motorcyclist was killed in a road accident at Nawapara Bus Stand on Jessore-Khulna Highway in Abhaynagar upazila on Thursday afternoon. 

Thursday 21 September, 2017 11:18:09 pm

617 million kids, adolescents less proficient in reading, math: UNESCO 

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide have not been achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signaling “a learning crisis” that could threaten progress on global development goals, a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has shown.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:52:46 pm

PM for creating global fund on water SDG

New York, Sept 21 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday underscored the need for creating a global fund on water SDG to support research, innovation and technology transfer, and investing heavily in resilient and innovative water infrastructures to create new narratives and renewed values on water.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:46:29 pm

Red Cross and Red Crescent families bereaved at aid workers’ death

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - Management, staff and volunteers of the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BRCS), management of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have expressed their shock and deep condolences over the accidental deaths of aid workers contracted by them in the line of duty. 

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:32:26 pm

Brac stands by Rohingyas

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - Brac has said it is responding with humanitarian aid for the distressed people coming from Rakhine state of Myanmar to Bangladesh. 

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:54:35 pm

Case filed over Munshignaj textile mill fire

Munshiganj, Sept 21 (UNB) – A case was filed on Thursday against nine known people, including the owner of Ideal Textile Mills, and several unmanned persons over the devastating fire at the factory that killed six people on Wednesday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:51:03 pm

Saudi’s relief for Rohingyas to arrive Friday

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - A chartered flight with relief materials donated by Saudi Arabia’s KS Relief will arrive in Bangladesh on Friday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:46:01 pm

55 jaywalkers fined for not using footbridges in city

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) conducted a mobile court and fined 55 pedestrians Tk 5,500 for not using footbridges for crossing road at Kakoli crossing of Banani in the city on Thursday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 08:57:30 pm

Holy Ashura on Oct 1 

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - Holy Ashura, commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA), will be observed in the country on October 1 as the Muharram moon was sighted in Bangladesh sky on Thursday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 08:54:12 pm

Public funding must for ensuring universal health coverage: Minister

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – State Minister for Health Zahid Maleque on Thursday said a significant public funding in the health sector and its equitable distribution is imperative to ensure sustainable progress towards universal health coverage (UHC) and sustainable development goals (SGDs).

Thursday 21 September, 2017 08:51:05 pm

British MP meets DU VC

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB)- Paul Scully, a British MP and politician of Conservative Party, called on Dhaka University (DU) acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Md Akhtaruzzaman at the latter’s office of the university on Thursday.   
 

Thursday 21 September, 2017 08:02:37 pm

Neo-JMB brigade commander arrested by RAB

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – A court here on Thursday put commander of the banned militant outfit Neo-JMB Imam Mehedi,  who was arrested from South Banasree area in the capital, in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorist Act.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:54:19 pm

11 child acrobats to send China for training 

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB)-  Ten child acrobats and a trainer will be sent to the Beijing International Arts School in China for training.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:54:01 pm

‘Trade unions now aware of SOPs on unfair labour practices’

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - Bangladesh trade unions gain awareness of Standard Operating Procedures about Unfair Labour Practices and Trade Union Registrations.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:32:24 pm

Young leaders for strengthening EC for fair polls

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – The young leaders of different political parties and youth organisations on Thursday called for strengthening the Election Commission (EC) to hold the next general election in a free and peaceful manner.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:30:10 pm

80,000 sacks rice seized in Ctg 

Chittagong, Sept 21 (UNB) – A mobile court here on Thursday seized 80,000 sacks of rice from a warehouse in Pahartoli Sagorika BSCIC area in the city on Thursday afternoon.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:28:40 pm

Rice prices up as govt stock dwindles: BNP   

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – BNP senior leader Abdullah Al Noman on Thursday alleged that the rice prices have marked an unusual rise as the government has failed to stockpile enough food grains.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:23:16 pm

DU ‘Kha’ unit admission test on Friday 

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB)- The first year honors admission test of Dhaka University (DU) “Kha” unit under academic session of 2017-2018 will be held on Friday 

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:12:49 pm

Peaceful celebration of Durga Puja demanded 

Dhaka, Sep 21 (UNB) – Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP), a voluntary organization working for women, on Thursday urged the government to take necessary steps so that the people of the Hindu community could celebrate Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the community, peacefully .    

Thursday 21 September, 2017 06:39:43 pm

International Day of Peace today 

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - The International Day of peace is being observed across the globe on Thursday with a call for joint efforts to establish peace, respect and dignity for all across the globe.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 06:38:37 pm

President urges world to put pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - President Abdul Hamid on Thursday urged the international community, global agencies and developed countries to continue their pressure on the Myanmar government so that it takes back Rohingyas from Bangladesh ensuring their dignity.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 06:36:05 pm

Korea to enhance cooperation in BD’s cybercrime investigation 

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - A knowledge sharing seminar on ‘Capacity Development on Cyber-Policing in Bangladesh’ was held in the city on Thursday. 

Thursday 21 September, 2017 06:18:30 pm

Suu Kyi lying about Rohingyas: Nasim 

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - Health Minister Mohammad Nasim on Thursday said Aung San Suu Kyi, the state counsellor of Myanmar, is deceiving the global community by telling utter lies about Rohingya persecution in Rakhine State.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 05:58:57 pm

BNP seeks national unity to resolve Rohingya crisis 

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Thursday said their party wants a national unity to drum up world opinion to resolve Rohingya crisis and repatriate Myanmar’s persecuted citizens taken shelter in the country.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 05:37:52 pm

More aid needed for Rohingyas to avoid massive public health disaster: MSF 

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - A massive scale-up of humanitarian aid in Bangladesh is needed to avoid a massive public health disaster following the arrival of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, says the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Thursday 21 September, 2017 05:08:48 pm

President assents to 2 bills

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – President Abdul Hamid on Thursday assented to two bills passed in the 17th session of the 10th parliament.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 05:02:34 pm

Female prisoner dies at Kashimpur jail 

Gazipur, Sept 21 (UNB) – A female prisoner of Kashimpur Women’s jail on died at a hospital here on Thursday morning.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 03:52:37 pm

Force Myanmar to take back Rohingyas, PM to IOM DG   

New York, Sept 21 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday urged Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) William Lacy Swing to create pressure on Myanmar government to take back Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 03:15:45 pm

3 more Rohingyas admitted to CMCH

Thursday 21 September, 2017 02:27:22 pm

Govt to aid Rohingas until their return: Maya

Thursday 21 September, 2017 01:52:11 pm

Memorial meeting on noted personalities of Bengali Literature

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - A three-day long memorial meeting on three prominent personalities of Bengali Literature will begin at Poet Shamsur Rahman Seminar Room of Bangla Academy on Saturday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 01:14:46 pm

Imran H Sarkar gets bail in defamation case

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - A court here on Thursday granted bail to Ganajagaran Manch spokesperson Imran H Sarkar and cultural activist Sanatan Ullash in a defamation case filed for their derogatory remarks on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:56:56 pm

PM woos US investors; promises protection

New York, Sept 21 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has invited the US entrepreneurs to partner with Bangladesh in investment, trade, share of profits and prosperity to strengthen the friendship between the two countries.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:50:58 pm

Padma Oil ex-MD held in city

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) early Thursday arrested Md Abul Khair, former managing director of Padma Oil Company Limited (POCL), from his Gulshan residence for embezzling Tk 3.8 crore.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:33:08 am

9 killed in Rohinga relief-laden truck plunge

Bandarban, Sept 21 (UNB) – At least nine people were killed and 13 others injured when a truck carrying relief materials for Rohingyas plunged into a roadside ditch near Chakdhala BGB camp in Naikhongchhari upazila on Thursday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:20:32 am

Neo-JMB’s Brigade Ad-dar-e Kutni commander arrested

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested a commander of the banned militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from South Banasree area in the city on Wednesday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:37:34 am

2 killed in Sylhet road crash 

Sylhet, Sept 21 (UNB) - Two people were killed and 10 others injured in a road accident at Bokar Bhanga in Chhatak upazila on Sylhet-Sunamganj road on Wednesday night.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:11:26 am

Schoolgirl found hanging in Jessore

Jessore, Sept 21 (UNB) – A schoolgirl was found dead at her house at Bagdanga village in Manirampur upazila on Wednesday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:07:40 am

PM for deeper understanding within South

New York, Sept 21 (UNB) - Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has underscored the need for promoting a deeper understanding and broader exchange within the South aiming to go far and fast.   

Thursday 21 September, 2017 08:59:20 am

Youth gets life in C’nawabganj rape case

Chapainawabganj, Sept 21 (UNB) – A court here on Wednesday convicted a young man and sentenced him to life term imprisonment for violating a mentally disabled girl.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 08:58:20 am

Drug peddler arrested with hemp, motorcycle 

Benapole, Sept 21 (UNB) - Members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) arrested a suspected drug trader with 10 kilograms of Indian hemp and a motorcycle at Sarbanghuda border village in Benapole on Wednesday night.

Business

Thursday 21 September, 2017 04:22:26 pm

World shares mixed as markets mull latest Fed statement  

Hong Kong, Sept 21 (AP/UNB) - World stocks shares were mixed Thursday as investors digested the latest statements from the Fed, which plans to raise rates again this year, and the Bank of Japan, which signaled it won't tighten anytime soon.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:59:35 pm

Bourses see upbeat in early trading

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - The prices of most of the shares on both bourses - Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) – witnessed upward trend in early hour of trading on Wednesday, the 4th session of the week.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 11:15:45 am

Asian shares weaken, dollar up after Fed's latest statement 

Hong Kong, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year.

Entertainment

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:57:14 pm

12-year-old ventriloquist wins 'America's Got Talent' 

Los Angeles, Sept 21 (AP/UNB) - A 12-year-old girl is getting a $1 million prize and her own Las Vegas show after taking the "America's Got Talent" crown on the season 12 finale of the NBC reality competition.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:44:15 pm

‘Sound Check’ concert at ICCB on Friday

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) - A concert titled ‘Sound Check’ will be held at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) on Friday. 

Sports

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:43:04 pm

Women’s Cricket: Khaleghar SKS, Kalabagan KC win   

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – Khaleghar Samaj Kalyan Samity and Kalabagan Krira Chakra won their respective matches in the Dhaka Premier Division Women’s Cricket League at two BKSP venues in Savar on Thursday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 08:55:33 pm

34th National Judo begins Friday

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – The 34th National Judo Championship, organised by Bangladesh Judo Federation (BJF), will begin on Friday at the Shaheed Suhrawardy National Indoor Stadium in Mirpur.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:54:58 pm

5th Asian Indoor Chess: Razib, Rakib, Liza win their first matches

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB)- GM Enamul Hossain Razib, GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib and WIM Shamima Akter Liza of Bangladesh made good start after winning their respective first round matches of the 5th Asian Indoor And Martial Games Chess that began on Thursday morning at Ashgabat in Turkmenistan.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:38:20 pm

Tour Match: Tigers declare 306/7 1st innings vs SA Invitation XI

Dhaka, Sep 21 (UNB) – The Tigers are warming up themselves well in South Africa as they collected 220/6 at Tea on Day-1 of their three-day tour match against SA Invitation XI at Willowmoore Park, Benoni on Thursday.  

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:14:30 pm

Champs League: Victoria SC beat Police FC 2-0

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – Victoria Sporting Club earned 2-0 goals victory over Bangladesh Police FC in the Marcel Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football at the Kamalapur Stadium here on Thursday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 06:56:35 pm

Rubel to fly for South Africa early Friday

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – Bangladeshi pacer Rubel Hossain is scheduled to fly for South Africa early Friday to join the Bangladesh Test squad there as he received the security clearance from the South African authorities.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 06:47:37 pm

Siddikur starts Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup with reverse form

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – Bangladesh’s celebrated golfer Siddikur Rahman who earlier expressed high hope to continue his good form in Japan played dull in the first round of the US$1.37 million Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup on Thursday.  

Thursday 21 September, 2017 06:19:59 pm

AFC U-16 Qualifiers: Bangladesh to play Yemen on Friday

Dhaka, Sep 21 (UNB) - Bangladesh Under-16 Football will play Yemen in their 2nd Group E match of the AFC Under-16 Championship Qualifiers at the Grand Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Friday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:36:17 am

Former champ Gilles Simon loses to Gojowczyk at Moselle Open 

Metz, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — German qualifier Peter Gojowczyk upset two-time former champion Gilles Simon 6-4, 7-6 (4) in the second round of the Moselle Open on Wednesday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:35:08 am

Goals flow for England's top clubs in League Cup 

Dhaka, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) - England's top clubs showcased their strength in depth in the League Cup on Wednesday, with Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton all advancing to the last 16 despite fielding virtual second-string lineups.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:32:10 am

Madrid stunned by Betis at home, loses ground to Barcelona 

Madrid, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Real Madrid's faltering start to the Spanish league season continued on Wednesday with a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Real Betis.

Tech

Thursday 21 September, 2017 06:41:09 pm

Digital Bangladesh to help achieve SDGs: Palak

Dhaka, Sept 21 (UNB) – State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak has said the government’s ‘Digital Bangladesh’ vision will help the country achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 

Thursday 21 September, 2017 11:09:27 am

Google bites off big piece of HTC in $1.1B bet on devices 

San Francisco, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Google is biting off a big piece of device manufacturer HTC for $1.1 billion to expand its efforts to build phones, speakers and other gadgets equipped with its arsenal of digital services.

World

Thursday 21 September, 2017 07:58:49 pm

Business ties complicate Muslim states' response to Rohingya  

Dubai, Sept 21 (AP/UNB) - When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites. This time around, Muslim leaders from the Persian Gulf to Pakistan have offered little more than condemnation and urgently needed humanitarian aid.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 05:32:44 pm

Iran's top leader dismisses Trump's 'ugly, foolish' remarks 

Tehran, Sept 21 (AP/UNB) - Iran's supreme leader says U.S. President Donald Trump's "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the U.N. General Assembly earlier this week were a sign of desperation.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 05:30:30 pm

Trapped girl a symbol for Mexico's quake rescue efforts  

Mexico City, Sept 21 (AP/UNB) - A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 04:21:34 pm

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision  

New York, Sept 21 (AP/UNB) - President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 03:38:15 pm

Grenade attack kills 3, wounds 23 in Indian-held Kashmir

Srinagar, Sept 21 (AP/UNB) — Three civilians were killed and 23 others wounded after suspected rebels Thursday lobbed a grenade at a motorcade of a local government minister in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 01:55:15 pm

NKorea minister calls Trump's threat 'sound of dog barking' 

Seoul, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — North Korea's foreign minister has described as "the sound of a dog barking" President Donald Trump's threat to destroy his country.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 01:54:30 pm

Broadcast journalist killed in northeastern India 

New Delhi, Sept 21 (AP/UNB) — An Indian TV news reporter was abducted and killed while covering a protest rally in the remote northeastern state of Tripura, the second journalist to be killed in the country this month, police said Thursday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 01:53:58 pm

Russian special forces helping Syrian troops in key city 

Moscow, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Russian special forces are helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in the battle underway for the strategic city of Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, the defense ministry in Moscow said on Thursday.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:41:57 pm

Mexico quake rescuers struggle to free girl, other survivors 

Mexico City, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — The wiggling fingers of a young girl trapped in the rubble of her collapsed school in Mexico City raised hopes and prodded rescuers to work furiously hour after hour Wednesday in a delicate effort trying to free her from unstable debris — a drama that played out at dozens of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 245 people.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:39:54 pm

Business ties complicate Muslim states' response to Rohingya 

Dubai, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — When Rohingya Muslims fled persecution and slaughter in Myanmar in past decades, tens of thousands found refuge in Saudi Arabia, home to Islam's holiest sites.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:37:22 pm

Thai authorities detain well-known anti-Muslim Buddhist monk 

Bangkok, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Thai authorities have detained a Buddhist monk who has posted online videos that harshly denounce Islam.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:36:14 pm

Iranian president: Trump's UN comments 'ignorant, absurd' 

United Nations, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Iran's president warned Wednesday that his country will "respond decisively" to any violation of the agreement that reins in its nuclear program and called President Donald Trump's "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" about Iran unfit for the United Nations.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:34:56 pm

Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area 

Yangon, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Police in western Myanmar fired warning shots after a Buddhist mob tried to block humanitarian aid headed to an area where ethnic Rohingya Muslims were driven from their homes, police said Thursday. No injuries were reported and police arrested eight participants.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 12:00:14 pm

EU survey finds Muslims willing to embrace non-Muslims 

Vienna, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — A survey of Muslims in 15 European Union countries finds most are willing to embrace non-Muslims, but they often feel rebuffed by the majority populations of the places they live.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 11:59:34 am

Seoul to resume aid to N. Korea but doesn't set date 

Seoul, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — South Korea on Thursday decided to resume humanitarian aid to North Korea to help children and pregnant women, but didn't determine when to provide the $8 million worth of assistance amid tensions created by Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:51:07 am

UN voices new approach to solve Libyan crisis, bring peace 

Cairo, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — The United Nations has proposed a new approach to solve the Libyan crisis, by amending a current political agreement, holding a constitutional referendum and general elections.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:46:40 am

US report points to Egyptian abuses, anti-democracy actions 

New York, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai Peninsula, according to a damning Trump administration report obtained by The Associated Press.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:45:31 am

Protesters rally against Iranian president at United Nations 

New York, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Iranian expatriates gathered at a plaza on Wednesday to protest an appearance at the United Nations by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:43:54 am

US pressures Iraqi Kurds to abandon vote on independence 

New York, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — The United States ramped up pressure Wednesday on Iraq's Kurds to abandon a planned referendum on independence, threatening to withdraw international support for negotiations with Baghdad if the vote isn't scrapped.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 10:41:56 am

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America 

Los Angeles, Sep 21 (AP/UNB)  — Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their U.S. citizenship oath let out a collective moan when they learned they were going to watch a videotaped message from President Donald Trump.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:25:39 am

Rouhani says Iranians are waiting for an apology from Trump 

United Nations, Sep 21 (AP/UNB)  — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about his country.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:24:35 am

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision 

New York, Sep 21 (AP/UNB)  — President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:23:17 am

Pence applauds UN resolution on peacekeeping reform 

United Nations, Sep 21 (AP/UNB)— The Security Council backed reforms Wednesday to reduce inefficiencies, corruption and abuse in the U.N.'s far-flung peacekeeping operations, a key priority of the Trump administration at the U.N. General Assembly.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 09:22:03 am

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico 

San Juan, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers Wednesday in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis.

Thursday 21 September, 2017 08:32:39 am

Myanmar tries to reassure the world over refugee crisis 

United Nations, Sep 21 (AP/UNB) — Myanmar tried to reassure the world Wednesday about its handling of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh and said it is committed to resolving sectarian tensions in the strife-hit region.