Dhaka: 2:20 AM, Sat, 17 Nov, 2018

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for repatriation failure

International Desk: A plan to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees to Myanmar stalled on Thursday, amid protests by refugees at camps in Bangladesh and recriminations between the officials in both countries.

North Korea tests new high-tech tactical weapon

International Desk: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un observed the successful test of a "newly developed high-tech tactical" weapon though it was unclear what sort of armament it was.

Saudi seeks death penalty for 5 suspects in Khashoggi murder

International Desk: Saudi Arabia's attorney general is seeking the death penalty for five people who have been charged with ordering and carrying out the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

2nd Trump-Kim meeting planned for 2019

International Desk: US Vice President Mike Pence has said President Donald Trump plans to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in 2019.

No-confidence motion against Rajapaksa passed

International Desk: Sri Lanka's parliament passed a no-confidence motion against newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government on Wednesday, throwing the country deeper into crisis.

CNN sues Trump, White House aides

International Desk: CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta's access to the White House.


Brexit text agreed in talks breakthrough

International Desk: UK and EU officials have agreed the draft text of a Brexit agreement after months of negotiations.

Rohingya flee camps fearing forcible return to Myanmar

International Desk: Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said Monday.

Amnesty strips Aung San Suu Kyi of human rights award

International Desk: Amnesty International has withdrawn a prestigious human rights award from Aung San Suu Kyi, following what it described as a “shameful betrayal” of the values she once stood for.

6 killed in Kabul suicide blast

International Desk: At least six people were killed and 20 others were wounded in a suicide blast here on Monday near a protest site where hundreds of people, mostly members of the persecuted minority Hazara, were demanding more security in the Hazara-dominated central and eastern districts of Afghanistan.

Death toll in California wildfires rises to 31

International Desk: The death toll in wildfires sweeping California has risen to 31, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for, officials have said.

French President urges world leaders to reject nationalism

International Desk: French President Emmanuel Macron has urged world leaders marking the centenary of the World War One Armistice to reject nationalism.

Turkey shares Khashoggi recordings with Saudi, US, UK

International Desk: Turkey has shared recordings linked to the murder last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi with Riyadh, Washington and other capitals, president Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday.

Ebola death toll passes 200 in DR Congo

International Desk: More than 200 people have now died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to health officials.

Nine dead in California wildfires

International Desk: At least nine people have been killed and more than 150,000 evacuated as two big wildfires rage in California, officials say.