Turkish leader admits 'shortcomings' as quake toll tops 15,000

The White Helmet volunteers sing to a girl who is trapped under the rubble of a building during her rescue operation, in the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, in Idlib, Syria on 7 February 2023, in this still image obtained from a social media video.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday conceded "shortcomings" after criticism of his government's response to the massive earthquake


State mourning in Bangladesh Thursday over Turkey-Syria quake

Muhammet Ruzgar, 5, is carried out by rescuers from the site of a damaged building, following an earthquake in Hatay, Turkey, 7 February 2023.

Bangladesh will observe one-day state mourning over the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on Monday


Argentina to open embassy in Bangladesh 27 February

Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero and Bangladeshi ambassador to Brazil, Sadia Faizunnesa

Argentine foreign minister Santiago Cafiero told Bangladeshi ambassador to Brazil, Sadia Faizunnesa, that the country will reopen its embassy in Bangladesh on 27 February


LNG to be imported from spot market to meet summer demand, PM tells JS

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina talks at the Jatiya Sangsad

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) that the process of importing LNG from spot market has already been started to meet the demand of gas for power generation