Tensions high as Rohingya fear looming return to Myanmar
The military's presence at vast Rohingya camps in Bangladesh has been bolstered, stoking fears among refugees as authorities prepare to return them to Myanmar despite strong UN objections, leaders of the Muslim minority said Wednesday.
Bangladesh opposition says will contest election
Bangladesh's main opposition party said Sunday it would not boycott next month's general election and would challenge Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the polls, despite its leader being in jail. "We have announced that we will participate in the election," Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain told AFP. The BNP boycotted the…
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…
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…
Bangladesh arrests female cricketer with methamphetamine
One of Bangladesh's top female cricketers could be jailed for life after being caught with 14,000 methamphetamine pills, police said Sunday.
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.
Bangladesh begins relocating Rohingya before monsoon
Bangladesh has begun relocating 100,000 Rohingya refugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested camps, an official said Sunday.