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World congratulates Obama on victory

President Barack Obama’s return to White House is widely celebrated, from Europe to his childhood home of Indonesia. US President Barack Obama and his family took to the stage for his victory speech in Chicago [AFP] World leaders have hailed President Barack Obama’s sweeping re-election, with allies  pledging to deepen cooperation with the United States […]

Re-election of Barack Obama means the political career of multi-millionaire businessman could be over. Some observers feel the political career of Mitt Romney, the multi-millionaire businessman who has spent the last six years running for the powerful position of president of the US, ends here. Romney has conceded defeat in the US presidential election contest […]

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British Prime Minister David Cameron said UK and allies should do more to open direct communication with rebel leaders. SNC chief Abdel Basset Sayda (L) meets with Syrian regime opponent Salem al-Malt (R] [Getty Images] Western efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad have shifted dramatically, with Britain saying it will deal directly with rebel […]

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The prime minister’s Health Adviser Modasser Ali on Wednesday admitted that he had visited the Hotel Ruposhi Bangla branch of Sonali Bank several times ‘mistakenly’. “On request of my relative in the bank I visited the bank several times. And my relative introduced me with Hall-Mark group MD Tanvir Mahnud Tanvir to blackmail me intentionally,” […]

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Congress will remain divided with a Democrat-held senate and Republicans holding majority in House of Representatives. Control of the Senate gives Democrats a firewall against Republican attempts to overturn Obama’s measures [EPA] A newly re-elected President Barack Obama will once again deal with a divided Congress with Democrats readily retaining control of the US senate, as […]

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Border Guard Bangladesh rescues 11 passengers of a boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal early Wednesday while trying to get into Malaysia illegally from Teknaf in Chittagong. Photo: STAR An engine boat carrying 110 passengers capsized in the Bay of Bengal early Wednesday while trying to get into Malaysia illegally. Eleven passengers were rescued […]

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Hasina greets Obama

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Sheikh Hasina and Barack Obama Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday extended her heartiest congratulation to Barack Obama on his reelection as the US president. “On behalf of the people of Bangladesh and myself, I extend my heartiest greetings to you and to the people of USA on the occasion of your landslide victory in […]

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This happened because of you. Thank you’ Obama tweeted to supporters. President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. With results in from most states, America’s first black president has secured the 270 votes in the electoral college needed to win the race. Obama prevailed despite lingering dissatisfaction […]

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Here is a summary of the election results in New Jersey: President Obama won the Garden State, according to the Associated Press, making it the sixth straight victory here for Democrats. Senate Sen. Robert Menendez (D) was projected the winner by the Associated Press, beating his Republican challenger, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, who was outspent […]

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Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will arrives Dahak on Friday morning as a Special Envoy of the President of Pakistan to invite Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to attend the D-8 summit to be held in Islamabad on November 22. This would be the first highest-level visit by any Pakistani official since the Awami League-led […]

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Four years after a historic victory driven by lofty promises of hope and change, CBS News projects that a battle-hardened President Obama will win re-election with a very different message: We’ve made progress, but there’s still a long way to go. In the end, an election many expected to come down to the wire ended […]

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Residents flee their homes after a shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad at Houla, near Homs Deadly explosions struck a Damascus district housing members of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite sect live and gunmen killed the brother of the speaker of parliament, as violence escalated in the capital. Britain suggested offering Assad […]

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