Bangladeshi elite force arrests banned group’s five militants in Dhaka

Bangladeshi elite force arrests banned group’s five militants in Dhaka
DHAKA, March 21: (Xinhua)- Bangladesh's anti-crime elite force Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Tuesday arrested five members of a banned militant outfit in capital Dhaka. A RAB spokesperson who did not like to be named said the militants are the members of Neo-JMB (an offshoot of the banned militant outfit Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh) blamed for...

China, U.S. in talks on meeting between presidents

China, U.S. in talks on meeting between presidents
BEIJING, March 18: (Xinhua) -- China and the United States are now in close communication on arranging a meeting between the two presidents and exchanges at other levels, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday afternoon. "We attach great importance to your visit," Wang said her...

Indian police kill IS suspect in northern state

Indian police kill IS suspect in northern state
NEW DELHI, March 8 :(Xinhua) - Indian police Wednesday claimed it has killed an Islmaic State suspect in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh after a 12-hour standoff. The suspect was killed inside a house on the outskirts of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh early Wednesday. "Commandos tried to storm the room where the suspect ...

4 militants killed in clash in S. Philippines

4 militants killed in clash in S. Philippines
MANILA, March 5: (Xinhua) - The Philippine military said on Sunday that its troops killed at least four Abu Sayyaf militants in the latest fierce fighting in Sulu, an island province in the southern Philippines. The military said in a statement that troops encountered with a group of Abu Sayyaf bandits around 4:30 a.m. Sunday after the ...

Eight-year-old boy and family shot dead in restive Thai south

Eight-year-old boy and family shot dead in restive Thai south
BANGKOK, March 2: (AFP) - An eight-year-old boy and three relatives were shot dead on their way to school in Thailand's insurgency-torn south on Thursday, authorities said, casting a pall over recent peace talk gains. Thailand's southern tip has festered with violence for over a decade as Malay-Muslim rebels wage a rebellion against the Buddhist-ma...

Trump aide Conway draws ire for kneeling on White House sofa

Trump aide Conway draws ire for kneeling on White House sofa
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28:(AFP) - US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Kellyanne Conway sparked social media fury late Monday after kneeling on a White House sofa with her shoes on. In an image captured by an AFP photographer, Conway appears casually kneeling on the couch as Trump poses for a photo with leaders of historically black colleges and un...

Man jailed for Facebook threat to Cambodian PM Hun Sen

Man jailed for Facebook threat to Cambodian PM Hun Sen
PHNOM PENH, Feb. 24 :(AFP) - A Cambodian court on Friday sentenced a 27-year-old to two years in jail for Facebook posts that threatened strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen. Ven Sopheap, a resident of eastern Prey Veng province, admitted during his trial last week to posting threats against Hun Sen -- the authoritarian premier who has ruled Cambodia f...

Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre
MELBOURNE, Feb. 21 :(AFP) - A light aircraft exploded Tuesday in a "massive fireball" with police saying none of the five people aboard survived as it smashed into a shopping centre near the Australian city of Melbourne. The Beechcraft plane veered just after take-off into the shopping centre, that was still closed, next to Essendon Fields airport....

killed three people

killed three people
BEIRUT, Feb. 9 : (AFP) - Rebel fire on an aid distribution centre in Syria's Aleppo city has killed three people, including a Red Crescent volunteer and a child, a monitor said Thursday. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed the volunteer's death in Wednesday's incident. "One SARC staff membe...

10 killed in Pakistan avalanches: officials

10 killed in Pakistan avalanches: officials
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb. 5:(AFP) - At least 10 people were killed and three more trapped beneath thick snow after two avalanches crashed into a village and a border post in northern Pakistan on Sunday, officials said. Disaster struck the village of Shershal in Chitral district, with four women and four children among the dead. The avalanche hit eig...