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63 Killed, 182 Wounded as Powerful Explosion Tears Through Wedding Hall in Kabul

The explosion came just as the US and the Taliban are widely expected to sign off on a deal that would see American troops begin to depart Afghanistan in return for secur

News18 19 Aug 2019 12:00 pm

US condemns 'barbaric' terror attack at wedding hall in Kabul

US condemns 'barbaric' terror attack at wedding hall in Kabul

Ani News 19 Aug 2019 7:36 am

Accusations Against Plácido Domingo Divide the Opera World

Reports of sexual harassment against one of opera’s most revered stars have brought opposing reactions from singers, and continents.

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 6:57 am

Her Ex-Boyfriend Killed Her Mother. Will the U.S. Offer a Refuge?

Violence against women is driving an exodus of migrants from Central America, but the Trump administration is determined to deny them asylum.

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 6:57 am

One Minute It Was an Afghan Wedding. The Next, a Funeral for 63.

In Afghanistan’s protracted war, weddings were one place of celebration without guilt. On Saturday, a bomber destroyed that exception.

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 6:49 am

Hong Kong: Protesters rally peacefully under heavy rains in 11th week of anti-government demonstrations

Sunday's turnout showed that the movement still has broad-based support despite the ugly scenes witnessed in recent days when protesters occupied the Chinese-ruled city's

DNA India 19 Aug 2019 6:37 am

UN appeals for more help to alleviate Venezuela refugee crisis

UN appeals for more help to alleviate Venezuela refugee crisis

Ani News 19 Aug 2019 6:35 am

3 killed following riot between soccer fans in Honduras

3 killed following riot between soccer fans in Honduras

Ani News 19 Aug 2019 6:35 am

Over 20 killed in oil tanker explosion in west Uganda

Over 20 killed in oil tanker explosion in west Uganda

Ani News 19 Aug 2019 6:35 am

UN chief condemns bomb attack on wedding ceremony in Kabul

UN chief condemns bomb attack on wedding ceremony in Kabul

Ani News 19 Aug 2019 6:35 am

Crack Cocaine Makes a Paris Neighborhood ‘Hell’ for Users and Residents

Five squalid acres at the edge of the city are home to France’s largest open-air crack market — an “apocalyptic situation,” the local police chief says.

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 6:23 am

China Pressures Business Over Hong Kong. Workers Get Caught in the Middle.

Beijing wants global companies to back its power over the city, even as their workers join protests calling for greater say in the fate of their home.

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 5:50 am

Swachh China: Trash cans with facial ID and reward points

The Indian Express 19 Aug 2019 5:19 am

Egyptian Sought in F.B.I. Qaeda Query Says He Has Nothing to Hide

“I love American people,” said Mohamed Ahmed El Sayed Ahmed Ibrahim, an Egyptian living in Brazil who was named on a most-wanted bulletin.

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 4:40 am

Seized Iranian Tanker Leaves Gibraltar, Despite U.S. Demand

The ship’s departure raised hopes that Iran, in turn, would relinquish a British tanker it seized in what appeared to be retaliation.

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 4:37 am

Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Temple Mount 'violations'

Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Temple Mount 'violations'

Ani News 19 Aug 2019 4:35 am

Your Monday Briefing

What is happening in Asssam?

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 3:46 am

Blackface, Staple of Arab Comedy, Faces Surge of Criticism

The racist comedy trope, unacceptable in the West, is alive and well in mainstream Arab media.

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 3:06 am

Karachi-based Cable Network seized for broadcasting Indian channels

Karachi-based Cable Network seized for broadcasting Indian channels

Ani News 19 Aug 2019 2:35 am

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's misstep in dealing with Prince William and Kate Middleton

There have been reports of an alleged feud brewing between Meghan and Kate, and it looks like Prince Harry's recent comments may have re-ignited that alleged feud.

IBTimes 19 Aug 2019 2:05 am

Migrant Ship Stranded Off Italy in ‘Crisis,’ Aid Group Says

Open Arms said desperate migrants had leapt into the sea to make it ashore and had to be rescued, even as Spain and France offered to take them in.

The New York Times 19 Aug 2019 1:40 am

Mohanlal to fund kids' education of UAE expat killed in Kerala floods

Razak died after rescuing two children, including his son, who were trapped in the floodwaters in Kerala.

Khaleej Times 19 Aug 2019 1:31 am

Dubai businessman pays for Kerala flood hero's trip to UAE

The businessman offered him and his family an all-expenses paid trip after seeing his act of kindness.

Khaleej Times 19 Aug 2019 1:19 am

Am I entitled for bonus, leave salary after resignation in UAE?

An employee is entitled for annual leave salaries on the number of annual leave days which was not availed by him.

Khaleej Times 19 Aug 2019 1:09 am

Legal view: Can I re-enter UAE after being deported?

You may grant a power of attorney to any person of your choice residing in the UAE to check if there is a lifetime ban on you entering the UAE.

Khaleej Times 19 Aug 2019 12:50 am

2 trapped inside cave in Poland

More than two dozen rescue workers are battling to save two cavers trapped in a cavern in Poland’s Tatra Mountains, the mountain rescue service says, after a narrow tun

thedailystar 19 Aug 2019 12:44 am

Porsche's Nazi car fails to sell amid biggest blunder in recent auctions

The auction for the Type 64 was terminated in minutes, after no bids above $17 million appeared in the room

Business Standard 19 Aug 2019 12:28 am

IS claims Afghanistan wedding blast

The Islamic State militant group claims responsibility for a suicide blast at a wedding reception in Afghanistan that killed 63 people, underlining the dangers the countr

thedailystar 19 Aug 2019 12:23 am

What no-deal Brexit means for Britain: Shortage of fuel, food and medicine

A government source blamed the leak on an unnamed former minister who wanted to influence negotiations with the EU

Business Standard 18 Aug 2019 11:57 pm

Arun Jaitley remains in critical stage at AIIMS

Jaitley was admitted on August 9 after he complained of uneasiness and weakness.

Khaleej Times 18 Aug 2019 11:43 pm

Afghan govt postpones Independence Day celebration following Kabul attack

Afghan govt postpones Independence Day celebration following Kabul attack

Ani News 18 Aug 2019 11:35 pm

Defence Minister's remark on PoK reflective of India's predicament after abrogating Article 370: Pakistan

Defence Minister's remark on PoK reflective of India's predicament after abrogating Article 370: Pakistan

Ani News 18 Aug 2019 11:35 pm

‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ animator Richard Williams passes away

Richard Williams, the Canadian-British animator who worked on the bouncing cartoon bunny in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, passed away at the age of 86.

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

“Hip hop changed the course of my life” – Black Zang

The presence of hip hop culture in the Bangladeshi music industry was not as prevalent even a decade ago. However, the scene has changed drastically over the years. Asifu

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

SAF 2019 in the offing

Samsara Art Festival (SAF) simultaneously features visual art and music. Aiming to create an interactive and diverse artistic realm within a public sphere, the festival s

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

Zahir Raihan: The unparalleled legend

Zahir Raihan is a name synonymous with the Golden Age of cinema in Bangladesh. Even though the legendary Freedom Figher lived only 37 years before his untimely death, his

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

‘Mayaboti’ to release on September 13

Arun Chowdhury’s Mayaboti is set to release nationwide on September 13. The film stars celebrated actors Nusrat Imrose Tisha and Yash Rohan in lead roles.

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

English dept ex-students’ reunion held

It was a special occasion for the former students of 2004-’05 batch of the English department of Brahmanbaria Government College (BGC) as they joined their first ever r

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

Passengers being ripped off

Launch service operators have been accused of overcharging passengers departing Patuakhali’s Rangabali upazila for Dhaka after Eid.

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

Flash flood triggered by rain damages fish enclosures, crops

Heavy downpour from Friday midnight to Saturday noon flooded low-lying areas of three municipalities and nine upazilas of Bagerhat and caused damage to fish enclosures an

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

Hong Kong Protests: Thousands flood streets

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters joined a mass rally in Hong Kong yesterday, filling major thoroughfares in heavy rain in the eleventh week of what hav

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

Bodies of Bangladeshis killed in Kolkata accident arrive

The bodies of two Bangladeshis, who were killed in a road accident on Saturday in Kolkata, were brought to the country through Benapole immigration check post yesterday n

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

Post-flood rehabilitation a far cry

The flood waters of Pachil village in Sirajganj’s Shahzadpur upazila have started to recede. But that does not matter to Ahed Ali. The furious Jamuna has devoured his h

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

No sign of rehabilitation yet

With thousands of shanties razed in Friday’s fire at Mirpur’s Chalantika, rehabilitation of thousands of people rendered homeless has become a major challenge.

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

Assam’s NRC data conundrum

After the Indian Supreme Court recently rejected the Indian central and Assamese governments’ plea for sample re-verification of names included in the National Register

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

FR Tower: Owner held for flouting building code

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday arrested one of the owners of Banani FR Tower, Tasvir Ul Islam, in connection with a case filed over his alleged involvemen

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

India restricts movement in Kashmir again

Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir’s biggest city, Srinagar, yesterday after violent overnight clashes between residents an

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm

Digital land administration is the need of the hour

Bangladesh is the most densely packed human domicile in the world among nations having more than 10 million people. With more than 1,100 men, women and children per squar

thedailystar 18 Aug 2019 11:30 pm