Aug 18, 2015

Bangladesh arrests Briton following murders of secular bloggers

Bangladesh’s elite security force Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the “main planner” of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) spokesmen said they arrested Touhidur Rahman, 58, and two other “active ...

Nov 2, 2014

After nationwide blackout, Bangladesh's power supply is restored

Power was back on across Bangladesh on Sunday, a day after the impoverished, energy-starved nation was plunged into a nationwide blackout when the transmission line from neighboring India failed, officials said. The country’s energy grid was fully restored, and any further problems that may ...

Crackdown on Dhaka protests leaves 37 dead

May 8, 2013

Crackdown on Dhaka protests leaves 37 dead

Bangladeshi police broke up a protest by tens of thousands of religious hardliners and shut down Islamist television stations Monday as 37 people died in some of the fiercest street violence for decades. Hundreds more were injured in running battles as riot police broke ...