Embattled Bangladesh opposition forges new alliance
Bangladesh's main opposition party has forged an alliance with centrist parties, with an 82-year-old former foreign minister emerging as the main leader ahead of upcoming elections. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is hoping the alliance will help it boost support and move on after a series of setbacks -- including its leader Khaleda Zia being…
115 students injured in clashes as Bangladesh teen protests turn violent
More than 100 people were injured in Bangladesh Saturday after police fired rubber bullets at students protesters, a doctor and witnesses said, a major escalation in a stand-off between the government and demonstrators. For the last week students have brought parts of the capital Dhaka to a standstill with a protest against poor road safety…
Pro-opposition former editor assaulted in Bangladesh
A prominent former editor and critic of Bangladesh's government was assaulted on Sunday by ruling party student activists after a court hearing, police and witnesses said. The cadres of the Chhatra League, the student wing of the ruling Awami League, attacked Mahmudur Rahman, 66, with bricks and bamboo sticks, his colleague Mohammad Abdullah said. The…
Rohingya refugees land in Myanmar as escape boat breaks up
Scores of Rohingya refugees leaving Bangladeshi camps by boat have accidentally returned to the crisis-hit area of Myanmar they originally fled from, after their vessel broke up on the sea route south.
UN Security Council team visits Rohingya in Bangladesh camps
A UN Security Council team visited Rohingya refugees trapped in the no man's land along the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday, as it weighs its response to one of the world's worst refugee crises. Myanmar has faced intense international pressure since the start of a military campaign in August that has driven some 700,000…
The Four Best Places To Visit In Bangladesh
Located in South Asia to the east of India, Bangladesh is one of the most beautiful countries in the world to visit and is full of amazing travel destinations from the populated city of Bogra to its capital, Dhaka. We have compiled some of the most amazing places for you to visit should you ever…
Student protests rattle Bangladesh for a third day
Hundreds of university students across Bangladesh blockaded roads on Tuesday in a third day of protests against what they say are discriminatory quotas for government jobs.
UN to seek $1b for Rohingya refugee effort in Bangladesh
UN officials said Sunday that nearly $1 billion will be needed this year to feed and care for the roughly one million Rohingya refugees living in overcrowded camps in southeastern Bangladesh.
Rohingya in no man's land caught in repatriation limbo
With a barbed wire fence on one side and a putrid creek on the other, 6,000 Rohingya Muslims in a strip of land between Bangladesh and Myanmar anxiously wait to see if they will be sent back to homes few want to return to.