Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Sep 4, 2016

Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group’s ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation. Mir Quasem Ali, a key leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was executed after ...

Aug 9, 2016

Bangladesh ejects North Korean diplomat over illegal imports

Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry on Monday asked a North Korean diplomat to leave the country by the end of the day over illegal activities, according to diplomatic sources. Han Son Ik, named by local media as the first secretary of the North Korean Embassy in ...

Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

Aug 4, 2016

Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

A British national and a student at a Canadian university who were dining at a Bangladeshi cafe when it was besieged by jihadis last month have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack. Police said Hasnat Karim, a British citizen of Bangladesh ...

Bangladesh hunts escaped extremist as it probes IS links

Jul 27, 2016

Bangladesh hunts escaped extremist as it probes IS links

Bangladesh on Wednesday launched a hunt for the survivor of a police raid on an extremist hideout that killed nine suspected Islamists who claimed to belong to the Islamic State group. Investigators hope the escaped extremist and another man who was arrested during a ...