Bangladesh uphold death sentence on Islamist party leader

Bangladesh’s highest court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence for the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party for crimes during its 1971 independence struggle, paving the way for his execution within months. The Supreme Court dismissed an appeal by Motiur Rahman Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, who was convicted of murder, rape and… Read More Bangladesh uphold death sentence on Islamist party leader

Malaysia Airlines temporarily bans luggage on Europe flights

Malaysia Airlines, this week, announced it was temporarily banning checked luggage from flights on January 5 and 6 due to “unreasonably strong headwinds” limiting the airlines’ ability to safely carry baggage in cargo on its Europe flights. Passengers who wish to check luggage at the airport were told it’d be shipped to them on a… Read More Malaysia Airlines temporarily bans luggage on Europe flights

We have carried out hydrogen bomb test successfully- North Korea

The North Korean authorities say they have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb amid reports of a tremor near the main nuclear test site. State media announced the test after monitors detected a 5.1 magnitude quake close to the Punggye-ri site. North Korea is thought to have conducted three previous underground nuclear tests there since 2006.… Read More We have carried out hydrogen bomb test successfully- North Korea