International

  • Robert Harward turns down Trump’s national security adviser offer

    International Desk : US President Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser has turned down the job offer. Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward was widely tipped for the post after Mr Trump fired Michael Flynn on Monday, reports BBC. A White House official said Mr Harward cited family and financial commitments, but US media said the … বিস্তারিত »

  • Trump denies campaign had pre-election contact with Russia

    WASHINGTON : President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that neither he nor his campaign team had contacts with Russian officials in the run-up to last year’s US election, contradicting an explosive report which he blasted as “fake news.” Trump also defended Michael Flynn, the national security advisor whose resignation he demanded and received this week, saying … বিস্তারিত »

  • S. Korea confirms Kim Jong-Un’s half brother murdered

    SEOUL : South Korea confirmed Wednesday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half brother has been murdered in Malaysia, confirming reports of his assassination at Kuala Lumpur’s airport. “Our government is certain that the murdered man is Kim Jong-Nam,” said Chung Joon-Hee, a spokesman for Seoul’s unification ministry that handles inter-Korea affairs.

  • US Secret Service chief to retire

    WASHINGTON : US Secret Service chief Joseph Clancy will retire in early March, the elite agency tasked with protecting the US president said Tuesday. A former head of US President Barack Obama’s detail, Clancy returned from a previous retirement to steer the agency two years ago, amid outcry over several security lapses at the White … বিস্তারিত »

  • Anisul for lodging case against World Bank

    DHAKA : Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq today called upon all who got victimized by the false allegation of graft in Padma Bridge Project to file case against the World Bank. “After the recent verdict of Canadian court, it has been proved that there was no corruption in Padma Bridge Project. The … বিস্তারিত »

  • HRW wants Bangladesh to drop Rohingya relocation plan

    The Bangladesh government should immediately drop its plan to shift Rohingya refugees to an ‘uninhabited, undeveloped coastal island’, said New York-based Human Rights Watch on Thursday. It said relocating the refugees from Cox’s Bazar to Thengar Char Island will deprive them of their rights to freedom of movement, livelihood, food and education, in ‘violation of … বিস্তারিত »

  • Myanmar says it killed Bangladeshi fisherman in self-defence

    Yangon/Cox’s Bazar : A Myanmar patrol boat opened fire on Bangladeshi fishermen, killing one, because it feared it was under attack, Myanmar state media said on Wednesday, in a report on the latest violence on the countries’ troubled border. A Bangladeshi security official said a complaint had been lodged over the early Monday shooting, the … বিস্তারিত »

  • Trump administration defends travel ban in court

    LOS ANGELES : The US Justice Department faced tough questioning Tuesday as it urged a court of appeals to reinstate President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries — put on hold by the courts last week. The latest twist in the legal showdown comes four days after a federal judge suspended … বিস্তারিত »

  • Apple, Google, Uber join fight against Trump travel ban

    Dozens of tech companies, including behemoths such as Apple, Google, and Facebook, are siding with Washington state and Minnesota as they fight President Donald Trump’s ban on refugees and travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. The companies filed briefs late Sunday with a federal appellate court saying the Trump executive … বিস্তারিত »