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Reports : Qatari pilgrims harassed in Mecca Grand Mosque

Qatari nationals barred from entering the Grand Mosque in Mecca, according to an Al Sharq newspaper report. Saudi authorities have prevented Qatari nationals from entering the Grand Mosque in Mecca, marking a sharp escalation in the Gulf diplomatic crisis, Doha-based ...

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Gaddafi’s son Saif ‘freed’ in Libya

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, is said to have been freed under an amnesty, in a move which could fuel further instability. His father’s preferred successor, he had been held by ...

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Gulf states announce humanitarian hotline for mixed Qatari families

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates announced hotlines to help families with Qatari members, their official news agencies reported, after their cutting of diplomatic and transport ties with Qatar led to travel disruption. The coordinated move suggests the ...

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Two Bangladeshis shot dead in Saudi Arabia

Two Bangladeshi expatriates were gunned down by some miscreants at Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province Dammam. Reason behind the killing could not be known. The deceased are Shahporan and Shamim Ahmed, both hailing from Bhairab Upazila of Kishoreganj District. Apart from ...

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‘Mastermind’ of Tehran terrorist attacks killed by Iranian security forces

Iran’s security forces have killed the alleged mastermind of Wednesday’s terrorist attacks. The twin assault claimed 17 lives when four armed assailants raided the country’s Parliament while a suicide bomber struck at the Imam Khomeini Mausoleum. “The mastermind and main ...

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Bangladesh into semis as England beat Australia

Bangladesh have advanced to the semifinal of the Champions Trophy for the first time in their cricketing history after England defeated Australia by 40 runs (D/L) method in Birmingham today. Bangladesh did their part on Friday as they handed New ...

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160m Bangladeshis to support England today

No fewer than 160 million Bangladeshi fans will be fervently throwing their support behind England when they take on Australia in tonight’s final Group A Champions Trophy match in Birmingham. The Tigers achieved an incredible come-from-behind victory over New Zealand ...

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Iran arrests seven suspects linked to Tehran attacks

Members of Iranian forces take position during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran. Reuters Iranian authorities have arrested seven people suspected of helping militants involved in this week’s attacks in the capital Tehran, a judiciary official ...

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Islamic State kills two Chinese in Pakistan

The so-called Islamic State says it has killed two Chinese nationals who were abducted from south-west Pakistan by armed men in late May. The IS-linked Amaq news agency made the claim in an Arabic statement on the Telegram messaging app. ...

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UK Polls: Tulip, Rushanara, Rupa re-elected

Bangladeshi-origin candidates Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, Rushanara Ali and Rupa Huq were re-elected in UK national election, according to primary results. From Labour Party in the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency, Tulip Siddiq bagged 34,464 votes while her Conservative counterpart Claire-Louise Leyland ...

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