Dhaka: 9:25 PM, Tue, 19 Sep, 2017

Trump threatens to ‘Totally Destroy’ North Korea

Desk Report: In a bracing speech to the United Nations, President Trump threatened Tuesday to "destroy" North Korea if it does not give up its nuclear weapons program.

Suu Kyi 'burying head in sand': Amnesty

International Desk: Amnesty International has accused Aung San Suu Kyi and her government of "burying their heads in the sand" and telling "untruths" over what it described as ethnic cleansing of minority Rohingya Muslims in Burma.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi addresses nation over Rohingya crisis

International Desk: Aung San Suu Kyi has broken her silence on the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis.

Suu Kyi does not fear global 'scrutiny' over Rohingya crisis

International Desk: Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says she does not fear "international scrutiny" of her government's handling of the growing Rohingya crisis.

Expect no help from Trump on Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar: PM

International Desk: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees.

Hurricane Maria batters Dominica

International Desk: Hurricane Maria, strengthened to a "potentially catastrophic" category five storm, has torn into the Caribbean island of Dominica with sustained winds of 260km/h (160mph).

Iraq court orders suspension of Kurdish referendum

International Desk: Iraq's top court has ordered the suspension of the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) planned referendum on independence.

Hurricane Maria nears Caribbean islands

International Desk: Maria is expected to become a dangerous major hurricane as it nears the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.

HRW urges new Myanmar sanctions

Desk Report: Human Rights Watch has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.

BJP suspends its leader for supporting Rohingyas

International Desk: The Assam unit of the BJP has suspended a minority woman leader of its executive committee for voicing support for Myanmar's Rohingya refugees.

China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

International Desk: China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state’s nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large.

Qatar to buy 24 fighter jets from Britain

International Desk: Qatar has signed an agreement to buy 24 Typhoon fighter jets from Britain, the second major defence deal signed by Doha during its lengthy diplomatic dispute with its Gulf neighbours.

Sharif wife wins Lahore seat

International Desk: The wife of Pakistan's former prime minister who stepped down over a corruption inquiry has won a key seat in Lahore, unofficial results suggest.


‘North Korea will be destroyed’

International Desk: The US ambassador to the UN warned North Korea will be destroyed if it continues its "reckless behavior" and forces the United States and its allies to defend themselves against any attack.

Turkey deploys 80 military vehicles near Syrian border

International Desk: Turkey sent 80 military vehicles including tanks to its southern border with Syria, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday.

Oikya Andolon stages demo over Rohingya issue

Senior Correspondent: Islami Oikya Andolon, an Islamic party, staged a demonstration in the capital’s Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area protesting atrocities on Rohingya people and demanding their repatriation to Myanmar.

Honeypreet Kaur tops most wanted list

Entertainment Desk: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's closest aides Honeypreet Insan and Aditya Insan top the list of the 43 most-wanted in Haryana over the rioting last month after the self-declared spiritual guru was convicted of rape.