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 ...

Bangladesh says 261 officially missing amid radicalization fears

Jul 20, 2016

Bangladesh says 261 officially missing amid radicalization fears

Doctors, engineers and university students are among 261 people officially missing in Bangladesh, with some feared recruited by Islamic militant groups as the country reels from a wave of deadly attacks. More than two weeks after Islamists killed 20 foreign hostages in a siege ...

Jul 16, 2016

Bangladesh police deny rescued foreign hostages still in their custody

Police in Bangladesh denied Saturday that they’re still holding a British man and a University of Toronto student who have been missing since being rescued during this month’s bloody attack on a restaurant by radical Islamists, saying they’ve questioned and released the men. Hasnat ...

Jul 14, 2016

Shizuoka Muslim group receives threats after Bangladesh terror attack

A Muslim association in Shizuoka says it has received threats of physical harm following the terrorist attack in Bangladesh earlier this month that left 20 people, including seven Japanese, dead. An official of the Shizuoka Muslim Association said Wednesday it had received four handwritten ...

Jul 13, 2016

Abe eyes bilateral talks with Li, Hasina in Mongolia

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may hold bilateral talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina when he visits Mongolia for three days from Thursday to attend an Asia-Europe summit, Japanese government sources said Tuesday. Abe hopes to agree with Li ...