Breaking News
Home | In-Depth (page 8)

In-Depth

Yemen airport closure ‘death sentence’ for thousands

Closure of the airport in Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment WT24 Desk The Saudi-led coalition’s closure of the airport in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, has prevented thousands of sick civilians from traveling abroad for urgent medical treatment, two international aid groups said in a joint statement, Agencies report. According to the Norwegian ...

Read More »

Hiroshima marks A –bomb anniversary

Mayor’s call to join nuclear ban treaty WT24 Desk Hiroshima marked the 74rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city with its mayor renewing calls for eliminating such weapons and demanding Japan’s government do more, Agencies report. Mayor Kazumi Matsui raised concerns in his peace address Tuesday about the rise of self-centered politics in the world and urged leaders ...

Read More »

Grisly indeed!

Man kills niece after rape in Natore WT24 Desk A man reportedly killed his college-going niece after rape in Singra upazila on Sunday, Agencies report. The victim is Reshmi Khatun, 16, daughter of Abdur Razzaque of Dougachha village in the upazila and a Class-XII student. Officer-in-charge of Singra Police Station Monirul Islam said other family members went to nearby Pakuria ...

Read More »

Air strike on Libyan town kills 43

WT24 Desk A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said on Monday, Agencies report. The eastern Libyan National Army force (LNA) forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar confirmed a strike late on Sunday on the town, but denied they had targeted any civilians. The ...

Read More »

Cops ‘gang-rape’ woman in Khulna

BHRIA offers legal support; OC  denies allegation WT24 Desk A woman has allegedly been gang-raped by the OC of Khulna Railway Police Station and four other police personnel. The 21-year-old victim alleged that police had arrested her at Khulna Railway Station on Friday and took her to the railway police station. There, she alleged, OC Osman Gani, Sub-Inspector Goutam Kumar ...

Read More »

Iran seizes oil tanker in Gulf

7 sailors of different nationalities detained WT24 Desk Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Gulf that was smuggling fuel to Arab states, Iran’s state TV reported, adding that seven sailors onboard had been detained, Agencies report. “The IRGC’s naval forces have seized a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel for ...

Read More »

31 dead after boats capsize in Philippines

62 rescued; Coast guard spokesman said the dead were mostly passengers of two ferries that flipped over in sudden wind gusts WT24 Desk Manila: Rescuers recovered more bodies in rough seas where three ferry boats capsized after being buffeted by fierce winds and waves off two central Philippine provinces, bringing the death toll to 31 with three missing, the coast ...

Read More »

US to test new missile as arms treaty with Russia ends

The end of the treaty comes amid rising doubts about whether the two countries will extend an agreement on long-range nuclear weapons WT24 Desk With the scrapping of a landmark arms control agreement Friday, the U.S. announced plans to test a new missile amid growing concerns about emerging threats and new weapons, Agencies report. U.S. officials said they are no ...

Read More »

Four ‘robbers’ killed

‘Shootout’ in Cox’s Bazar WT24 Desk Four people have been killed in an alleged shootout with police in Cox’s Bazar’s Teknaf Upazila, Agencies report. The shootout took place at Upazila’s Nurullah Ghona hilly area around 3am on Saturday, said Pradip Kumar Das, chief of Teknaf Police Station. The dead have been identified as Junayed, Mohammad Ayub and Mehedi Hassan. They ...

Read More »

Al-Qaida kills at least 20

Say Yemen officials WT24 Desk Yemeni officials and tribal leaders say al-Qaida militants targeted a military camp in southern Abyan province, killing at least 20 troops, Agencies report. The militants attacked the camp with rocket propelled grenades and automatic rifles around midnight, setting off clashes that lasted until early morning on Friday. The troops targeted are members of a force ...

Read More »