World Briefs: Terror suspect killed in Bangladesh

Terror suspect killed in Bangladesh

DHAKA • Bangladesh police shot and killed a suspected militant who tried to enter a security checkpoint on a motorcycle armed with explosives yesterday, the latest in a string of security incidents since a deadly cafe attack in July. Bangladesh's counter-terrorism Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) said some of its officers opened fire when the man tried to break through a checkpoint in Dhaka's Khilgaon area.

"Several bombs were found attached to his body," said an RAB official.


Conway's husband eyes US top post

WASHINGTON • The husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is poised to be nominated to lead the Justice Department's civil division, a powerful post overseeing the federal government's lawsuits, including defending the executive order on immigration.

White House officials plan in coming days to announce the nomination of Mr George Conway, a New York lawyer, according to people familiar with the matter.


11 candidates for French presidency

PARIS • Eleven candidates have been approved to run for French president, the country's Constitutional Council announced yesterday.

The eleven received the 500-plus signatures from mayors needed to compete in the first round of the election on April 23.

With no candidate expected to win an outright majority, the two top contenders will go through to a decisive run-off on May 7.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 19, 2017, with the headline 'World Briefs'. Subscribe