Bangladesh

Bangladesh Prepares to Hang Another Opposition Leader

Bangladesh, which is increasingly descending into another cycle of violence and repression, appears on the cusp of executing yet another opposition leader for alleged crimes committed 45 years ago. This time it...

Bangladesh’s Khaleda on the Ropes?

Bangladesh's beleaguered former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia was expected to surrender to a Dhaka court today, April 5, on charges of instigating a deadly petrol bomb attack on a bus during an anti-government pro...

Bangladesh PM’s Vendetta Against Grameen Bank’s Yunus

In 2012, the World Bank pulled out of its US$1.2 billion commitment to fund Bangladesh’s biggest infrastructure project, a 6.1 km. multimodal bridge over the Padma River, because of clear evidence of high-level...
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Survival Struggle in Bangladesh

After 24 years of murderous rivalry between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed, and her hated challenger Begum Khaleda Zia, the country has reached a new phase, an existential struggle for survival...
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Bangladesh to Hang Another Islamist Leader

In the middle of bitter turmoil, with Bangladesh’s two warring dowager politicians again at each other’s throats, the country is ready to hang another war criminal left over from the havoc of the 1971 civil war...
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Bangladesh Polls Violence Rises

Bangladesh’s furious opposition allies have termed Sunday’s national polls a “farce election” and imposed a Hartal – a general strike – across the country, paving the way for more violence. Undeterred by cal...
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Electoral Chaos Spreads in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s latest three-day general strike ended Wednesday as an ominous harbinger for the next several weeks, with vandalism, clashes between opposing parties and crude bomb blasts as the Bangladesh National...