Vietnam bank thwarts attempted heist through SWIFT system

May 16, 2016

Vietnam bank thwarts attempted heist through SWIFT system

Vietnam’s Tien Phong Bank said that it interrupted an attempted wire fraud that involved the use of fraudulent SWIFT messages, the same technique at the heart of February’s massive theft from the Bangladesh central bank. Hanoi-based TPBank said in a statement late on Sunday ...

May 14, 2016

Bangladesh police say Buddhist monk killed in monastery

A 75-year-old Buddhist monk has been killed in a monastery in southeastern Bangladesh, police said Saturday. The body of Maung Shue U. Chak was found Saturday morning by his daughter-in-law when she went to give him some food, local police official Abul Khayer said. ...

Islamist party leader hanged in Dhaka for 1971 war rape, genocide

May 11, 2016

Islamist party leader hanged in Dhaka for 1971 war rape, genocide

Bangladesh hanged Islamist party leader Motiur Rahman Nizami on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan, the law minister said, a punishment that risked provoking an angry reaction from his supporters. Nizami, head of the Jamaat-e-Islami ...

Bangladesh blogger seeks U.S. help as threats escalate

May 4, 2016

Bangladesh blogger seeks U.S. help as threats escalate

When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a ...

IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man

May 1, 2016

IS claims responsibility for killing Bangladesh Hindu man

A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh in the latest attack claimed by radical Islamists in the Muslim-majority nation, police said. Authorities are investigating whether the killing on Saturday of Nikhil Joarder was connected to a 2012 complaint against him for ...