Bangladesh


Bangladesh clerics issue fatwa

2016-06-14 21:46

Bangladeshi clerics say they have issued a fatwa against the killings of minorities and secular campaigners in the mainly Muslim country.

Arrests in Bangladesh anti-militant drive top 8 000

2016-06-13 18:13

Bangladesh police say they have arrested more than 8 000 people in a nationwide crackdown launched after a wave of murders targeting minorities and secular activists.

3 000 arrested in Bangladesh

2016-06-11 20:05

Bangladesh police have arrested more than 3 000 people in a sweeping nationwide crackdown following a spate of gruesome murders.

Hindu priest slaughtered in western Bangladesh

2016-06-07 15:23

A 70-year-old Hindu priest has been found murdered in western Bangladesh, with his head nearly severed from his body, in the latest in a series of attacks on minorities by suspected Islamists.

Bangladesh teachers protest penance for 'Islam insult'

2016-05-19 17:00

Thousand of teachers have taken to the streets across Bangladesh to protest against a lawmaker's punishment of a headmaster falsely accused of insulting Islam, after the incident went viral on social media.

Suspected Islamist held for Bangladeshi gay activists’ murders

2016-05-15 09:29

Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected Islamic militant over the hacking to death of two gay rights activists, one of a spate of murders of intellectuals, writers and religious minorities.

Storms kill at least 33 in Bangladesh

2016-05-12 23:13

Fierce tropical storms have wreaked havoc across Bangladesh killing more than 30 people, with police attributing many of the deaths to lightning strikes.

Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death

2016-05-03 17:16

A special war crimes court in Bangladesh has sentenced four men to death for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

Two gay rights activists hacked to death in Bangladesh

2016-04-29 13:41

Two people, including the editor of a magazine for the transgender community, have been hacked to death in the capital of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh jails Hindu teachers for 'abusing Islam'

2016-04-26 13:03

A court in southern Bangladesh sentenced two Hindu schoolteachers to six months in jail for making 'abusive' remarks about Islam that led a mob to attack their school, a magistrate says.

 

Bangladesh orders 18 stand trial over factory disaster

2016-06-14 16:20

A Bangladesh court has ordered 18 people stand trial for the collapse of a garment factory three years ago that killed more than 1 100 people, a prosecutor says.

Bangladesh arrests over 5 000 in crackdown on extremists

2016-06-12 19:43

Authorities in Bangladesh say they have arrested more than 5 000 criminal suspects in the past few days as they continue a nationwide crackdown to try and stop a growing wave of brutal attacks on minorities and activists in the country.

Hindu monastery worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

2016-06-10 09:54

Unidentified attackers hacked a 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker to death in Bangladesh, police say, the latest in a series of such attacks on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.

23 dead, 500 000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

2016-05-21 20:48

Cyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 23 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides.

Turkey's Erdogan blasts Europe's silence on Bangladesh leader's execution

2016-05-15 22:15

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has lashed out at Europe's silence over the execution of a veteran Islamist leader in Bangladesh, accusing the West of "double standards".

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

2016-05-14 16:30

A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been hacked to death inside a temple in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh executes Islamist leader for war crimes: minister

2016-05-10 23:30

Bangladesh has executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation.

Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform

2016-05-03 17:16

The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted.

Al-Qaeda claims Bangladesh murders

2016-04-26 17:04

The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the killings of a gay rights activist and his friend.

Bangladesh vows justice in killing of two men, including gay activist

2016-04-26 11:13

The government in Bangladesh has vowed to hunt down and prosecute those who fatally stabbed two men, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the US Agency for International Development.

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