US troops to remain in Baltics, Poland next year

The United States will keep troops in Poland and the Baltic states for at least the next year as tensions with Russia remain, the commander of US land forces in Europe said on Sunday.

Suicide blast at Afghan volleyball game kills 50

Around 50 people were killed and 60 others wounded when a suicide blast ripped through crowds gathered to watch a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said.

Israeli forces kill Gazan since Aug ceasefire

The Palestinian health ministry said Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, the first such fatality since a 50-day Gaza war ended in August. The Israeli military had no immediate comment.

SAARC foreign secys begin deliberations in Kathmandu

The foreign secretaries of the SAARC countries on Sunday began their two-day deliberations in Kathmandu on the agenda of the 18th SAARC summit to be held on November 26-27.

Latif Siddique returns home

The expelled Awami League leader and cabinet member, Abdul Latif Siddique, on Sunday evening returned to Dhaka on an Air India flight two months after staying in different countries since September when some of his remarks had hurt religious sentiment of Muslims prompting the courts to issue warrants for his arrest for ignoring summons in over two dozen cases.

After Tazreen fire, companies evade compensation: HRW

New York based human rights organization Human Rights Watch said on Monday global clothing brands tied to Tazreen factory that had caught fire two years ago should immediately support full and fair compensation for workers and families of the dead.

War crimes trial: Mobarak at tribunal

The war crimes accused, Mobarak Hossain, an expelled Awami League leader of Brahmanbaria, has been taken to the tribunal in the capital at around 9:25am today where a long-awaited verdict in his war crimes case would be delivered.

Tank lorry catches fire in city

A tank lorry, sitting at a petrol pump, caught fire at Tibet intersection in Tejagon in the city Sunday evening. The lorry, filled with octane and diesel, was being moved when it caught fire at about 6:45pm, said Fire Service and Civil Defense director general Brigadier General Ali Ahmed Khan.

Three pacers Tigers’ bet again

Bangladesh are likely go into the second one-day international against Zimbabwe in Chittagong today with the same combination despite their decision of fielding three pace bowlers, which nearly backfired in the opening game.