Dec 10, 2015

Bangladesh lifts ban on Facebook; WhatsApp, Viber still not allowed

Bangladesh on Thursday lifted a ban on Facebook, three weeks after it was imposed for security reasons in the tense country, but mobile messaging apps remained barred, the telecoms minister said. The government ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked last month after two opposition ...

Nov 27, 2015

Japanese woman's body exhumed for autopsy in Bangladesh

The body of a 61-year-old Japanese woman that was recently found in a graveyard in Dhaka was exhumed Friday for an autopsy, Bangladeshi police sources said. Police had earlier obtained a court order to determine the cause of Hiroe Miyata’s death, the sources said. ...

Nov 25, 2015

Leader of cross-religious forum is attacked in Bangladesh

Two men wielding kitchen knives attacked a religious forum’s leader in Bangladesh on Tuesday, police said. Local police chief Nazim Uddin said Alok Sen was assaulted outside his home in the district of Faridpur. He shouted for help as the men slashed him, and ...

Nov 24, 2015

Japanese woman feared murdered, buried in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police have arrested five men over the suspected murder of a Japanese businesswoman who is believed to have been buried in a graveyard under a false name. After the police examined records at the Muslim graveyard in the capital Dhaka, they have come ...

Bangladesh executes two opposition leaders over 1971 war crimes

Nov 22, 2015

Bangladesh executes two opposition leaders over 1971 war crimes

Bangladesh executed two influential opposition leaders on charges of war crimes during the country’s 1971 independence war, a senior jail official said Sunday, despite concerns that the legal proceedings against them were flawed and threats of violence by their supporters. Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader ...