11h ago| South Asia

Afghan women protest world’s ‘silence’ over crisis

Women activists in Kabul yesterday held up signs that read “why is the world watching us die in silence?” protesting the

11h ago| Global Economy

Oil prices edge lower

Oil prices edged lower on Tuesday but remained near multi-year highs, supported by a global supply shortage and strong demand in the United States, the world’s biggest consumer.

11h ago| Asia

Asia suffered hottest year on record in 2020

Asia suffered its hottest year on record in 2020, the United Nations said yesterday ahead of the COP26 summit, with extreme weather taking a heavy toll on the continent’s development.

11h ago| Crime & Justice

‘Killing in Rohingya camps, repatriation two separate issues’

Myanmar is still a big force standing in the way of effective Rohingya leadership, and international communities including the UN should play a significant role in fostering strong Rohingya leaders...

11h ago| Agriculture

Efficient farming cuts poultry production cost: study

Poultry farmers, including female, young and small-scale entrepreneurs, could benefit from reduced production costs by adopting good farming practices, according to a recent study.

11h ago| Bangladesh

Khurshida Rahman passes away

Khurshida Rahman, wife of Transcom Group Director Atiqur Rahman, died at Evercare Hospital in Dhaka yesterday morning.

11h ago| World

Quote of the day

Taiwan has not been permitted to contribute to UN efforts. We encourage all UN member states to join us in supporting Taiwan’s robust, meaningful participation throughout the UN system and in...

11h ago| World

150 arrested globally:Europol

Police around the world arrested 150 suspects, including several high-profile targets, involved in buying or selling illegal goods online in one of the largest-ever stings targeting the dark web,...

11h ago| Australia

Australia sets 2050 net zero emissions target

Coal-rich Australia unveiled a much-delayed 2050 net zero emissions target yesterday, in a plan that pointedly dodged thorny details or near-term goals ahead of a landmark UN climate summit.