DHAKA: The Egyptian Embassy in Bangladesh closed its consular section until the end of the month yesterday after receiving a bomb threat in protest against the killing of supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Cairo, police and embassy officials said. Rafiqul Islam, a senior police official in Dhaka’s diplomatic zone, said security had also been stepped up outside the embassy. “Stop genocide on Brotherhood and supporters of Mursi otherwise, on behalf of Bangladesh, I warn you that something wrong will happen,” Rafiqul quoted the letter as saying. Rafiqul said the threat letter was sent by mail from Farmgate, a busy area of the city, and provided a cell phone number.
Tropical storm hits Taiwan
TAIPEI: Tropical Storm Trami battered Taiwan with strong winds and torrential rains yesterday, forcing authorities to close offices and call off nearly 200 international flights. The Central Weather Bureau said although the storm, 100 km northnortheast of Taipei at 0930 GMT, was likely to miss the island, it would generate more heavy rainfall in the day ahead. AGENCIES