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00 A wave of violence has swept through Bangladesh after the hanging of an opposition leader convicted of war crimes committed during the bloody 1971 war of independence. Fears that the execution of Abdul Quader Mollah, 65, the first person to be put
Bangladesh Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal, officials said. The death threatened to spark new violence ahead of national elections next month.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry called Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday to stress the need for talks with the opposition to resolve the country's election standoff. John Kerry emphasised (the need for)
Citing security concerns, the West Indies Under-19 cricket team Sunday declined to play Bangladesh U-19 in Chittagong, 242 km southeast of capital Dhaka. The visitors expressed their reluctance after a bomb blast Saturday night in front of their
In recent days the country has been paralysed by violent strikes and transport blockades. The BBC's Bengali editor Sabir Mustafa in Dhaka says that there is now increasing speculation that a state of emergency may be declared to pull the country back
Bangladesh's former military dictator Hussain Muhammad Ershad threatened to kill himself Thursday after security forces besieged his home following his decision to boycott next month's elections. I have loaded four pistols and I've told the
Bangladesh's opposition alliance yesterday confirmed its boycott of a January general election, failing to register candidates before a deadline for nominations and plunging the country into renewed political uncertainty. The main opposition
According to a senior official of the Tripura Industries and Commerce Department, the trade volume was Rs.343 crore last year (2012-13) and Rs.331 crore in the year before that (2011-12), when one considers trade only through the three Land Customs
Six persons were killed in clashes in Bangladesh on Wednesday, taking the overall death toll in fresh political violence to 16 as opposition parties extended by 12 hours their nationwide protest to push for the postponement of general elections.
Bangladesh opposition supporters blocked roads and ripped up railway tracks Tuesday in protests against elections announced for January, leaving seven people dead and plunging the nation into fresh turmoil. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and