Dhaka, Aug 1 Bangladesh's biggest right-wing party Jamaat-e-Islami was today banned from contesting future polls by a court here which cancelled its registration in a landmark ruling, leaving the once-most powerful fundamentalist party with an uncertain future...... read more
Hiroshima, Aug 21 (Kyodo) The preservation of structures damaged in the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 as relics has become more difficult with the passage of time, with more than 10 percent of them dismantled over the past 17 years...... read more
Washington, Aug 1 The Barack Obama administration has declassified a court order authorizing the collection of US phone records, even as it faced new disclosures about the reach of its secret electronic surveillance.
Under mounting pressure from lawmakers, Deputy Attorney General James Cole said the order spells out how the governme... read more
Dhaka, Aug 1 A youth leader of ruling Awami League was killed in a mysterious shootout between elite Rapid Action Battalion and a group of criminals here, hours after he murdered his fellow partyman...... read more
Washington, Aug 1 US has provided more than USD 3.3 billion in civilian assistance to Pakistan since 2009 along with helping it in adding 1,000 megawatt capacity to its power grid, enough to supply electricity to nearly 16 million people, an official report said today.... read more
Dhaka, Aug 1 : The High Court today declared illegal the registration of Jamaat-e-Islami with the Election Commission.
Jamaat is the largest Islamic party in the country and the party opposed creation of Bangladesh and sided with the Pakistan army during 1971 Liberation War...... read more
Moscow - National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left the transit zone of a Moscow airport and entered Russia after authorities granted him temporary asylum, his lawyer said Thursday.
Anatoly Kucherena said that Snowden's whereabouts will be kept secret for security reasons. The former NSA systems analyst was stuck at Mos... read more
Baghdad, Aug 1 Violence killed around one thousand people in July, government and United Nations figures show, making it Iraq's deadliest month since 2008 when the country was emerging from a bloody sectarian conflict...... read more