3h ago| Europe

Joining NATO: Sweden, Finland seek Turkey greenlight

Finland and Sweden joined the United States on Thursday in asking Turkey for its greenlight soon to join NATO, saying they have been fulfilling promises sought by Ankara on militants.

10h ago| South Asia

UNHCR urges action to rescue Rohingyas adrift at Andaman sea

The UN Refugee Agency has urged regional countries to immediately rescue and safely disembark around 200 Rohingyas who have been stranded on a boat off the coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea.

18h ago| Asia

Taliban carry out first public execution since Afghan takeover

An Afghan man convicted of murder was executed in public Wednesday, the Taliban said, the first confirmation of such a punishment since the hardline Islamists returned to power.

1d ago| South Asia

Congress wins most seats in Nepal polls

The ruling Nepali Congress party has emerged as Nepal’s single largest party after winning 89 seats in the 275-member parliament in a general election last

9h ago| News Multimedia

BCL stages sit-in at DU campus to stop JCD

Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) is "ready" to resist BNP's student wing, Chhatra Dal leaders and activists, saying that they may come to the Dhaka University campus and create an "unstable" situation.

Russia attacks in east Ukraine

Russian forces are pressing forward with air and ground attacks on several settlements in eastern Ukraine, officials said yesterday, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated seizing territory during the nine-month war.