Aug 18, 2015

Bangladesh arrests editor for 'defaming' minister

Bangladesh police said Tuesday they have arrested a senior journalist for “defaming” a government minister on Facebook, the latest in a series of cases that have sparked concern over freedom of speech. Probir Sikdar, editor of an online news portal, was arrested in Dhaka ...

Aug 18, 2015

Bangladesh arrests Briton following murders of secular bloggers

Bangladesh’s elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the “main planner” of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) spokesmen said they arrested Touhidur Rahman, 58, and two other “active ...

Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

Aug 8, 2015

Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka on Friday, sparking protests in the capital over the fourth such murder in Bangladesh this year. Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen name Niloy Neel, was killed after ...

Bangladesh, India exchange land islands in historic deal

Jul 31, 2015

Bangladesh, India exchange land islands in historic deal

Bangladesh and India prepared Friday to swap tiny islands of land, ending one of the world’s most intractable border disputes that has kept thousands of people in stateless limbo for nearly 70 years. Officials of two nations will hoist their respective national flags in ...

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from troubled Rakhine state

Jun 8, 2015

Myanmar arrests 93 traffickers, but none from troubled Rakhine state

Myanmar police have arrested more than 90 people for human trafficking offenses this year, media reported Monday, but no cases have been uncovered in Rakhine state where persecuted Rohingya have fled in droves. Police gave a breakdown of their anti-trafficking activities with 56 cases ...