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Nepal poll panel calls meeting of political parties

Nepal poll panel calls meeting of political parties

The Election Commission (EC) in Nepal yesterday called a meeting of five political parties and apprised them of the preparations, programmes, and processes of the February 7 National Assembly (NA) elections.

After Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about missile launch

After Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about missile launch

Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.

Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames, official says no hope of survivors

Iranian tanker sinks engulfed in flames, official says no hope of survivors

A Iranian oil tanker burst into flames from end to end and sank Sunday, eight days after a collision with a cargo ship off China, state media said.

Army officer gets bail in blast case after nine years in jail

Army officer gets bail in blast case after nine years in jail

The Supreme Court yesterday granted bail to suspended Lt Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast, after he had spent nine years in prison.

'Jealous' Austrian held over false terror accusations

'Jealous' Austrian held over false terror accusations

An Austrian man has been arrested for falsely accusing a Syrian migrant of being a terrorist and sparking a major police operation out of "jealousy", authorities said Tuesday.

You can buy bonds in nation aided by yuan drop: Bangladesh

You can buy bonds in nation aided by yuan drop: Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a rare bird among developing nations: it benefits from a weakening Chinese yuan, is intervening to stop its currency...

Pleasant weather

Pleasant weather

People enjoy the sunshine in Parliament Square in London yesterday.

Rutte vows justice if MH17 was ‘attacked’

Rutte vows justice if MH17 was ‘attacked’

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte yesterday vowed “not to rest” in tracking down those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 if it emerges it was attacked.

Influx of Syrian refugees took Bulgaria ‘by surprise’

Influx of Syrian refugees took Bulgaria ‘by surprise’

There are already around 10,000 Syrian refugees in Bulgaria and if we take more, our country will have difficulty creating normal..

‘Full, free’ trade agreement can enhance inter-Arab ties

‘Full, free’ trade agreement can enhance inter-Arab ties

The full implementation of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (Gafta) has the potential of achieving greater economic integration, QNB has said in an analysis.