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BCB elections nearing; Papon rues lack of challenge for leadership role

Covid-19 situation under control in Bangladesh

Hundreds of trucks carrying various goods stranded in Benapole

69 percent of votes cast in 160 UP

Will take another week to set up RT-PCR lab at the airport: Official

Egypt court orders Morsi's detention

Cairo, July 26: An Egyptian has ordered to detain the country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi over his alleged links with Palestinian militant group Hamas and for allegedly plotting attacks on jails and police stations during the 2011 uprising in the country, media reports said.

Spain: 77 people killed in train crash

Santiago de Compostela, July 25: At least 77 people were killed when a high-speed train derailed near Santiago de Compostela city in Spain on Wednesday, reports said on Thursday.

China: 2 killed in bakery blast

Beijing, July 24: At least two people were killed in a gas explosion at a bakery in China's Beijing city on Wednesday, reports said.

UN envoy condemns deadly attacks in Iraq

New York, July 22: The top United Nations envoy in Iraq has strongly condemned a series of recent attacks and appealed to all parties to work together toward peace, in his final message to the people of the country in which he has served since 2011.

Iraq: Blast in mosque kills 20

Baghdad, July 19: At least 20 people were killed in a bomb blast inside a mosque at Wajihiya town Iraq on Friday, reports said.

South Africa celebrates Mandela

Johannesburg, July 18: As Nelson Mandela continues to recover at a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa is celebrating the anti-apartheid leader's 95th birthday on Thursday.

Iraq in 'crucial phase' amid sectarian violence: UN

New York, July 17: Iraq's transition towards democracy and prosperity is in a crucial phase, the top United Nations official in the country told the UN Security Council Tuesday, warning Tuesday that with violence spiking, perpetrators are taking advantage of the instability caused by the ongoing political stalemate and the Syrian crisis.

Egypt: 7 killed in overnight clashes

Cairo, July 16: At least seven people were killed during overnight clashes between supporters of the country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the police, reports said on Tuesday.

South Africa to mark Nelson Mandela Day

Johannesburg, July 15: South Africa President Jacob Zuma will on Thursday mark the Nelson Mandela Day by officially handing over houses to the community of Danville, Pretoria West.

Ban appoints special adviser to protect populations

New York, July 13 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jennifer Welsh of Canada as his Special Adviser who will focus on the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Egypt gears up for more protests

Cairo, July 12: Egypt is gearing up to witness more demonstrations as supporters and opponents of the country's ousted president Mohamed Morsi are preparing to hold rallies in Cairo on Friday, reports said.

UN urges Egypt to ensure rights for women

New York, July 11: A senior United Nations official Wednesday stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without fear of violence, stressing that their right to take part in the country's public life must be protected.

UN alarmed by escalation of Egypt’s political crisis

New York, July 10: The United Nations human rights office said Tuesday it is alarmed at the sharp escalation of the political crisis in Egypt and deplored the fact that dozens of people have reportedly been killed or wounded amid the ouster of President Mohamed Morsy last week.

Ban saddened by crash landing of plane in San Francisco

New York, July 9: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed sadness over Saturday’s crash landing of an Asiana aircraft in San Francisco, California, sending condolences to those affected by the accident that reportedly killed two teenagers and injured scores of others.

Egypt: 26 killed in clashes

Cairo, July 6: At least 26 people were killed across Egypt during clashes between ousted president Mohamed Morsi's supporters and opponents, reports said on Saturday.