Bangladesh police kill suspected cafe attack mastermind

2016-08-27 14:41

Bangladesh police have stormed a militant hideout outside Dhaka, shooting dead three Islamist extremists, including the suspected mastermind of a horrific attack on a cafe that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month.

Bangladesh has jumbo problem with rescued elephant

2016-08-14 17:36

Wildlife officials are trying to bring an elephant to a safari park outside Bangladesh's capital after it was carried from India to Bangladesh by raging floodwaters and became stuck in a swampy area.

Huge effort to save flood-stranded elephant

2016-08-06 14:19

Huge crowds of villagers following a wild elephant stranded by floods in Bangladesh for more than a month are hampering efforts to rescue it.

Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

2016-08-04 10:59

A British national and a student at a Canadian university have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in last month's deadly siege at a cafe in Bangladesh's capital, police say.

One arrested in Bangladesh over boy's gruesome killing

2016-07-26 07:01

Bangladesh police have arrested a spinning mill worker for allegedly torturing a nine-year-old boy to death with an air compressor, the second such incident in less than a year.

Singapore court jails 4 Bangladeshis linked to ISIS

2016-07-12 11:25

A Singapore court has sentenced four Bangladeshi workers, who allegedly planned attacks linked to ISIS in their own country, to jail sentences of two to five years.

Bangladesh clamps down on social media after café attack

2016-07-07 14:00

Bangladesh launched a clampdown on social media sites spreading jihadist propaganda after an attack on a Dhaka café in which 20 hostages were murdered, saying the country's youth were being radicalised online.

Policeman dead after bomb at Bangladesh Eid prayers

2016-07-07 07:19

At least one policeman was killed and five others wounded Thursday after a small bomb exploded near a mass Eid prayer congregation in Bangladesh, police said.

Bangladesh politician 'stunned' by son's role in attack

2016-07-05 12:34

A Bangladeshi politician has spoken of his shock on discovering his son was one of the suspected gunmen who murdered foreign hostages, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families had gone missing.

Educated and well-off, Dhaka attackers defy usual profile

2016-07-04 15:33

The attackers who killed 20 hostages and two police officers in an attack in Bangladesh's capital, do not fit the usual militant profile.


Elephant that travelled 1 700km dies in Bangladesh

2016-08-16 12:01

An elephant thought to have travelled at least 1 700 kilometres from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods has died despite last-ditch efforts to save him.

Bangladesh rescues elephant that travelled 1 000km

2016-08-11 16:16

An elephant thought to have travelled 1 000km from India into Bangladesh after becoming separated from its herd by floods, has been stopped in its tracks in a dramatic rescue that nearly ended in disaster.

Bangladesh, India mount rescue for flood-hit elephant

2016-08-04 12:09

Bangladesh and India are mounting a major rescue effort for a wild elephant struggling to survive after it was separated from its herd by floods and then washed across the border.

Bangladesh police kill extremists, foil 'mass attack'

2016-07-26 15:15

Bangladeshi police have killed nine suspected Islamist extremists believed to be planning another mass attack following a deadly café assault earlier this month.

Bangladesh says 261 missing amid radicalisation fears

2016-07-20 20:35

Doctors, engineers and university students are among 261 people officially missing in Bangladesh, with some feared recruited by Islamic militant groups, as the country reels from a wave of deadly attacks.

New Bangladesh attack kills 4

2016-07-07 20:07

Islamic extremists in Bangladesh hurled homemade bombs and traded gunfire with police guarding an Eid prayer service attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

Bangladesh reels from new deadly attack at start of Eid

2016-07-07 10:04

Suspected Islamists carried out a new deadly attack Thursday at a huge prayer gathering in northern Bangladesh to celebrate the end of Ramadan, only days after the mass murder of hostages in the capital Dhaka.

10 bloody attacks around the world this Ramadan

2016-07-06 16:19

A series of attacks, most linked to the Islamic State group, has killed nearly 350 people in eight countries during the holy month of Ramadan.

Some ex-hostages being questioned over Dhaka attack

2016-07-04 17:40

Some of the hostages rescued from the weekend attack on an upscale restaurant in Bangladesh's capital are being questioned by investigators searching for clues about the possible masterminds behind the attack.

Bangladesh arrests two over café siege: Police

2016-07-04 14:44

Bangladesh police said they have formally arrested a detained attacker and one other over a siege at a café in which 20 hostages were killed.

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