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 ...

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 ...

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 ...