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    Rohingya crisis: Pledging conf in Geneva Oct 23

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 10:50am on October 14, 2017

    A ministerial-level pledging conference on Rohingya crisis will be held in Geneva on October 23...

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    Annan says Rohingya must return to Myanmar

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:05am on October 15, 2017

    Former UN chief Kofi Annan urged the Security Council on Friday to push for the return to Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohyingas who have been driven out in an army campaign....

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    Trump launches new Iran strategy

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:01am on October 14, 2017

    President Donald Trump launched a tougher strategy to check Iran’s ‘fanatical regime’ on Friday and warned that a landmark international nuclear deal could be terminated at any time...

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    Trump cuts off Obamacare subsidy for poor

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 11:52pm on October 13, 2017

    US president Donald Trump on Friday urged Democrats to make a healthcare deal after cutting off Obamacare subsidies to health insurance companies for low-income patients in a forceful move that sparked threats of legal action and concern of chaos in insurance markets..

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    Myanmar army probing alleged Rakhine atrocities

    Agence France-Presse . Yangon | Updated at 12:05am on October 15, 2017

    Myanmar’s military says it is investigating its operations in violence-wracked Rakhine state, where the United Nations has accused troops of waging an ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims...

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    Russia, Saudi Arabia close to sign S-400 missile deal

    Reuters | Updated at 12:46pm on October 13, 2017

    Russia and Saudi Arabia are on track to sign a contract on supplies of Russia’s advanced S-400 air defence missiles to Riyadh, the Interfax news agency cited...

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    Trump throws future of Iran deal to Congress

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 12:43pm on October 13, 2017

    President Donald Trump will unveil a more aggressive strategy to check Iran’s growing power Friday, but will stop short of withdrawing from...

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    California fires kill 31, deadliest in state's history

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 09:50am on October 13, 2017

    The death toll from raging California wildfires rose to 31 Thursday as body recovery teams used cadaver dogs to locate victims, making it the deadliest...

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    Earthquake hits North Korea near nuclear test site

    Reuters | Updated at 09:25am on October 13, 2017

    A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea’s nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea’s weather agency said...

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    Australia tightens English requirements for foreign students

    Agence France-Presse . Sydney | Updated at 01:07am on October 13, 2017

    Australia is tightening English language requirements for foreign students in what it said Thursday is a bid to improve standards across the country’s Aus$28 billion ($22 billion) international education market...