Jul 9, 2016

Government to expand counterterrorism info-gathering unit

The government will increase the number of personnel in Counter Terrorism Unit-Japan, which collects and analyzes information on terrorism with relevant ministers and agencies, officials said. The move is part of efforts to strengthen counterterror measures to ensure the safety of Japanese overseas, following ...

Three killed in new Bangladesh attack at start of Eid

Jul 7, 2016

Three killed in new Bangladesh attack at start of Eid

Suspected Islamists carrying bombs and machetes launched another deadly attack in Bangladesh Thursday, killing at least three people at a huge prayer rally marking the start of Eid. Days after a mass murder of hostages in Dhaka, authorities said two policemen and a civilian ...

Dhaka attack victim fought back; wounds suggested a struggle

Jul 6, 2016

Dhaka attack victim fought back; wounds suggested a struggle

When Faraaz Hossain’s family received his body after the deadly siege at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka, Bangladesh, they noticed the palm of his right hand had been sliced clean through. The wound suggested the 20-year-old Faraaz, the family’s beloved youngest child, had ...

Jul 6, 2016

Japanese expats weigh leaving Bangladesh after Dhaka massacre

Japanese expatriates in Dhaka were shocked by the deadly hostage siege last week and are wondering how to ensure the safety of their families while minimizing the impact on their work and daily lives. “We were advised to be careful by the Japanese embassy ...