Middle East

Middle East

Ismail Haniyeh re-elected as leader of Hamas

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh has been re-elected unopposed, officials confirmed Monday, furthering his grip over the Palestinian Islamist group that controls the Gaza Strip after recent clashes with ...

Ismail Haniyeh re-elected as leader of Hamas

Transiting through time of troubles

If one knows about a problem in advance, one would be better able to address it. Bangladesh, needs both foreknowledge and foresight in order to transit through times of trouble.

Transiting through time of troubles

In first for Gulf, UAE opens embassy in Israel, hails trade ties

The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday become the first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel, as its envoy hailed the trade and investment opportunities that closer ties would bring at a ...

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid shakes hand with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan during their meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 29 June 2021

Holey Artisan Attack

'Two of three militant outfits operate from abroad'

Two of the three much-talked-about militant outfits operate from abroad while leaders of other organisations are in the country now. Militant outfits have been cornered since the Holey Artisan Cafe ...

Holey Artisan cafe after the attack

Relations with US at lowest point in years: Putin

Russian president Vladimir Putin said US-Russia relations are at their lowest point in years

Relations with US at lowest point in years: Putin

How an informant and a messaging app led to huge global crime sting

It took $100,000 plus expenses, and the opportunity for a reduced prison sentence, for the smartphone developer to collaborate with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in 2018 and kick-start ...

How an informant and a messaging app led to huge global crime sting

Another sexually abused woman returns to Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia with baby boy

Her employer terminated her contract, she was sexually abused, sent to jail and finally forced to leave

Another sexually abused woman returns to Bangladesh from Saudi Arabia with baby boy

Hi-tech sting leads to global crackdown on organised crime, over 800 detained

Global law enforcement agencies hacked into an app used by criminals and read millions of encrypted messages, leading to hundreds of arrests of organised crime figures in 18 countries

Hi-tech sting leads to global crackdown on organised crime, over 800 detained

Why intl orgs remain silent about Israeli attacks on Palestine, asks PM Hasina

The prime minister simultaneously vowed to stand beside Palestine as it did in the past

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina speaks taking part in a discussion on the obituary reference in parliament on the deaths of two sitting lawmakers -– Abdul Matin Khashru from Cumilla-5 and Aslamul Haque of Dhaka-14 constituencies, 11 former lawmakers and some noted personalities on 2 June 2021

Israel inches closer to government without Netanyahu

Israeli nationalist hardliner Naftali Bennett said Sunday he would join a potential coalition government that could end the rule of the country’s longest-serving leader, Prime Minister Benjamin ...

Israel`s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on 5 January
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