Rohingya refugees may stay in Bangladesh 'for some time': UNHCR chief

2017-07-10 20:34

Nearly half a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in squalid Bangladeshi camps face staying "for some more time", the UN high commissioner for refugees says.

10 dead in Bangladesh garment factory explosion

2017-07-04 10:21

Police say a boiler explosion at a garment factory in Bangladesh owned by export-oriented Multifabs Ltd. has killed 10 people injured 50

Bangladesh rescuers race to reach landslides victims

2017-06-14 16:40

The death toll from a landslide has hit 145 and is expected to rise with rain and bad roads hampering rescue efforts in Bangladesh.

Heavy rains bury scores under landslides in Bangladesh

2017-06-13 14:33

Heavy monsoon rains have killed at least 70 people in southeast Bangladesh, most of them buried under landslides, authorities say.

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

2017-05-30 05:34

Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh, packing winds of up to 117km per hour, after authorities evacuated hundreds of thousands of people from low-lying coastal villages.

Girl with three legs 'walks, runs' after rare surgery

2017-04-28 12:39

A toddler born with three legs - because body parts of a twin had grown inside her - is returning home to Bangladesh after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor says.

Bangladesh commandos kill two Islamist extremists

2017-03-26 21:13

Bangladesh army commandos have shot dead two suspected Islamist extremists at a hideout in the northeast after six people died in explosions.

Blast outside Bangladesh airport kills bomber

2017-03-24 21:16

Police in Dhaka say a bomber has been killed in a blast outside the Bangladeshi capital's main international airport.

Man carrying explosives killed at Bangladesh checkpoint

2017-03-18 16:07

Officials say a man carrying explosives was fired on and killed when he tried to cross a checkpoint run by an elite anti-crime force in Bangladesh's capital.

Thousands of Rohingya refugees return to Myanmar

2017-03-08 19:57

Thousands of Rohingya who took refuge in Bangladesh after fleeing violence in Myanmar have returned home because of a Bangladeshi plan to house them on an uninhabited flood-prone island.


Bangladesh police arrest top militant over café attack

2017-07-08 16:38

Bangladesh's police arrested an Islamist militant over last year's deadly Dhaka café siege, officials have said as authorities continue to crack down on militant outfits.

Several killed in Bangladesh garment factory explosion

2017-07-04 06:03

Boiler blast rips through six-storey building outside Dhaka, causing its walls and a roof to collapse.

Bangladesh landslides toll continues to rise

2017-06-14 13:35

The death toll from massive landslides triggered by heavy rains has risen to 132 with firefighters, police and soldiers struggling to reach the remote southeastern districts.

Bangladesh storm kills 3, destroys homes

2017-05-30 19:05

A tropical storm has hit southern Bangladesh, killing three and destroying hundreds of poorly built homes in some remote islands.

Bangladesh Islamists blow themselves up, ending standoff

2017-04-28 12:39

Four suspected Islamist fighters have blown themselves up at a hideout in Bangladesh, ending a 24-hour standoff, police say.

Bangladesh police find body parts of 8 victims

2017-03-30 17:19

Bangladesh security forces found the scattered body parts of up to eight people including women and possibly children when they stormed an Islamist hideout.

Blasts kill 6 as troops battle militants in Bangladesh

2017-03-26 15:00

Police say at least six people, including two policemen, have died in a series of explosions in Bangladesh as troops battle suspected militants holed up with an ammunition cache

Myanmar investigators question Rohingya in Bangladesh

2017-03-20 20:44

A Bangladesh official says an investigating team formed by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has visited two makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh.

Five killed as Bangladesh police raid Islamist hideouts

2017-03-16 13:53

Five suspected militants were killed as Bangladesh police conducted a series of raids on what they said were extremist hideouts following a series of deadly Islamist attacks in the country.

Bangladesh family arrested over fake penis scam

2017-02-08 13:13

A family in Bangladesh has been arrested after using a fake penis to trick villagers into believing a genie had performed a sex change on their teenage daughter.

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