Reliable terrorist threat leads U.S. to issue Bangladesh travel alert

Nov 11, 2015

Reliable terrorist threat leads U.S. to issue Bangladesh travel alert

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert for Bangladesh, saying there’s reliable information that terrorist attacks could occur against foreigners in the traditionally moderate South Asian country. Bangladesh has been rocked by a series of attacks this year claimed by Islamic extremists, ...

Bangladesh police probe local radicals in latest attacks

Nov 2, 2015

Bangladesh police probe local radicals in latest attacks

Police in Bangladesh said Sunday that they were investigating the possibility a local radical Islamic group was behind two attacks on publishing houses in the capital this weekend that left a publisher of secular books dead and another critically wounded. The banned group Ansarullah ...

Oct 26, 2015

Four held in Bangladesh over murder of Italian aid worker

Bangladesh police said Monday they have arrested four people in connection with the murder of an Italian aid worker who was shot dead last month in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. “We have arrested four people in connection with the murder ...

Oct 13, 2015

Burial held for Japanese man killed in Bangladesh

A Japanese man who was shot dead last week in Bangladesh was buried on Tuesday morning at a cemetery in the country. Kunio Hoshi, 66, was killed by unidentified assailants in a village in Rangpur in the north of Bangladesh on Oct. 3. Islamic ...

Bangladesh conducts autopsy on Hoshi

Oct 4, 2015

Bangladesh conducts autopsy on Hoshi

An autopsy has been carried out on the body of a Japanese man who was gunned down in Bangladesh, hospital sources said Sunday. A team from the forensic medicine department of Rangpur Medical College examined Kunio Hoshi’s body on Sunday afternoon and is expected ...

Bangladesh struggles to keep radical Islam in check

Oct 4, 2015

Bangladesh struggles to keep radical Islam in check

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Several slayings claimed by radical Islamic groups have Bangladesh scrambling to contain what appears to be a rising tide of extremism, and it couldn’t have come at a worse time — the country’s fragile economic growth is faltering this year amid renewed political unrest. ...