Jan 6, 2017

'Mastermind' of Bangladesh cafe siege killed: police

An Islamist extremist accused of being one of the masterminds of last year’s deadly siege at a Bangladeshi cafe was shot dead during a pre-dawn raid Friday in Dhaka, police said. The bodies of Nurul Islam Marzan and another suspected extremist were found after ...

Dec 24, 2016

Two militants linked to cafe siege killed in Dhaka raid

Two militants linked to the Islamist extremist group behind July’s Dhaka cafe siege that left 22 people dead were killed Saturday after Bangladesh police raided a hideout in the capital, officials said. Security forces, acting on a tip, besieged a flat in Dhaka’s Dakshinkhan ...

Nov 23, 2016

Philippines charges bankers for ignoring cyberheist

The Philippines has filed charges against five officials of RCBC bank and a former treasurer who “wilfully ignored” suspicious activity that led to tens of millions of dollars vanishing after a heist on Bangladesh’s central bank. Unknown cybercriminals tried to steal nearly $1 billion ...

Bangladesh says head of group blamed for cafe siege dead

Oct 21, 2016

Bangladesh says head of group blamed for cafe siege dead

The head of a Bangladeshi Islamist group accused of staging a deadly siege at a cafe and killing several foreigners, including seven Japanese, died while trying to evade arrest earlier this month, security officials said Friday. Abdur Rahman died in hospital on Oct. 8 ...

China's Xi inks raft of deals worth billions with Bangladesh

Oct 15, 2016

China's Xi inks raft of deals worth billions with Bangladesh

Chinese President Xi Jinping, stepping up a competition with India for regional influence, said Friday ties with Bangladesh would be enhanced to a strategic partnership as the two countries signed 27 agreements worth billions of dollars. Xi, making a first trip by a Chinese ...