China agrees to import more from US, no sign of $200 billion figure

China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of US goods and services, the two countries said on Saturday, but made no mention of a $200 billion target the White House had touted earlier.

FBCCI to explore investment, export opportunities in Africa

Top trade body FBCCI will visit several African countries to look for investment opportunities and explore markets for Bangladeshi products.

UNFPA executive director arriving in Bangladesh Monday

The executive director of the UN population agency is coming to Bangladesh on Monday.

Bangladesh asks Commonwealth countries to push Myanmar for Rohingya return

Bangladesh has urged the Commonwealth countries to pile the pressure on Myanmar to take the Rohingya refugees back.

Benchmark DSE index plunges to one-year low

Stocks have extended losses for the 13th straight session with the Dhaka Stock Exchange's benchmark index plunging to a one-year low.

Europe-China-Russia discussing new deal for Iran

Diplomats from Europe, China and Russia are discussing a new accord to offer Iran financial aid to curb its ballistic missile development and meddling in the region, in the hope of salvaging its 2015

Rajib’s death: Dhaka court rejects bus drivers’ appeals for bail

A Dhaka court has rejected bail petitions from two bus drivers accused in a case over the killing of Titumir College student Rajib Hossain.

Iran calls on Muslims to revise trade ties with US after Jerusalem move: TV

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday called on Muslim countries to revise their economic ties with the United States in response to its relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem.

S Korea's LG group Chairman dies from illness at 73

The chairman of South Korea's LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, instrumental to transforming the country's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a year-long battle with

Hawaii reports first serious Injury from volcano as lava threatens escape routes

A stream of lava threatened to block a key Hawaii highway on Saturday that serves as an escape route for coastal residents, while the first known serious injury was reported from fresh explosive

Texas school shooter 'nonemotional,' lawyer says as motive sought

The 17-year-old student charged with killing 10 people when he opened fire in an art class at his Houston-area high school appeared “weirdly nonemotional” on the morning after the rampage, one of his

China air force lands bombers on S China Sea island

“A division of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) recently organized multiple bombers such as the H-6K to conduct take-off and landing training on islands and reefs in the South China Sea

South Korea, US to work closely on summit after Pyongyang's about-face

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump held discussions on Sunday to ensure that the North Korea-US summit remains on track after North Korea threatened to pull out of the

Driver found dead in Dhaka’s Uttara

Police have recovered the body of a private car driver near the road in Dhaka’s Uttara.

Four years after Ekram murder in Feni, 17 convicts still at large

Fours years into the killing of Fulgazi Upazila Chairman Ekramul Haque Ekram, law-enforcement agencies have yet to arrest 17 people convicted of their roles in the murder in Feni.

High Court to hear bail petitions for Khaleda Zia in three cases

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s lawyers have petitioned the High Court for bail in three cases in Cumilla and Norail.

Muslim man beaten to death in India for alleged cattle slaughter

A Muslim man has been beaten to death while another has been critically injured in India’s Madhya Pradesh for allegedly killing cattle on Friday, reports

Batsman Mosaddek Hossain back in T20 squad for Afghanistan series

Bangladesh has recalled batsman Mosaddek Hossain to the T20 squad for the coming three-match series against Afghanistan in June.

Modi's BJP drops bid to govern southern Indian state of Karnataka

The chief minister of India's southern Karnataka state quit on Saturday after just two days in office, rather than face a confidence vote his minority Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was unlikely to win.

From camels to catfish, Algeria boosts fish farming in the Sahara desert

In a corner of his sprawling farm, Milouda Mohammed proudly unveiled his latest venture - a pond full of catfish that could herald a new future for farmers like him on the Sahara desert.