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 ...

Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Sep 4, 2016

Bangladesh hangs top financier of largest Islamist party

Bangladesh hanged a wealthy tycoon and top financial backer of its largest Islamist party late Saturday for war crimes, dealing a massive blow to the group’s ambitions in the Muslim-majority nation. Mir Quasem Ali, a key leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was executed after ...

Aug 9, 2016

Bangladesh ejects North Korean diplomat over illegal imports

Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry on Monday asked a North Korean diplomat to leave the country by the end of the day over illegal activities, according to diplomatic sources. Han Son Ik, named by local media as the first secretary of the North Korean Embassy in ...

Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

Aug 4, 2016

Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

A British national and a student at a Canadian university who were dining at a Bangladeshi cafe when it was besieged by jihadis last month have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the attack. Police said Hasnat Karim, a British citizen of Bangladesh ...