Stories tagged: Bangladesh
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Christine M. Flowers: Cheering Trump’s honest U.N. speech
Clearly, no one expected Obama-style smoothness from this president, but they were probably not expecting him to take on the U.N. record of human rights with deadly accuracy, either.
Sat., Sept. 16, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
Bangladesh accuses Myanmar of violating its airspace
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – Bangladeshi authorities summoned Myanmar’s envoy to protest what they said were violations of their airspace as the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in western Myanmar …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
370,000 Rohingyas flood Bangladesh as crisis worsens
The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar has now topped 370,000, a crisis that the United Nations human rights chief called “a textbook example of ethnic …
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 1:12 p.m.
Fleeing Rohingya face hunger, little hope in Bangladesh camp
In a corner of a room in a sprawling expanse of squalid shanties and tents, Zahida Begum holds in her arms the tiny boy she gave birth to just hours …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 5:18 p.m.
New fires in empty Rohingya village challenge Myanmar claims
Journalists saw new fires burning Thursday in a Myanmar village that had been abandoned by Rohingya Muslims, and pages ripped from Islamic texts that were left on the ground. That …
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:21 p.m.
Aid groups struggle as more Rohingya flood into Bangladesh
Aid agencies were struggling to cope with a nonstop flood of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh, where some 146,000 have arrived hungry and terrified after fleeing renewed violence in Myanmar – …
Thu., Aug. 31, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Boats carrying fleeing Rohingya sink in Bangladesh; 26 dead
Three boats carrying ethnic Rohingya fleeing violence in Myanmar have capsized in Bangladesh and 26 bodies of women and children have been recovered, officials said Thursday.
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 7:56 a.m.
Not just Rohingya, but also Buddhists, flee Myanmar violence
Violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state has driven thousands of ethnic Rohingya Muslims fleeing toward Bangladesh for safety, along with a smaller exodus of ethnic Rakhine Buddhists.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
Rescuers dig for survivors in Bangladesh mudslide; 140 dead
Rescuers went from door to door searching for information on people who might be missing Wednesday after massive landslides crashed onto villages and killed at least 140 in southeastern Bangladesh, …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 1:01 p.m.
Suspected suicide bomber dies in blast near Dhaka airport
Bangladesh police say a man detonated a bomb near a police post on a busy road near Dhaka’s airport, killing himself but causing no other injuries.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 6:29 a.m.
U.S. warns about travel to Bangladesh
The United States is warning about travel to Bangladesh and tightening restrictions on family members accompanying U.S. government officials posted in the South Asian country.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 9:05 a.m.
Study: Thousands of Bangladesh kids working 64 hours a week
A new study says thousands of Bangladeshi children who live in the capital’s slums are working an average of 64 hours a week.
Mon., July 25, 2016, 7:19 p.m.
Bangladesh police say nine militants killed in Dhaka raid
Police say they killed nine suspected Islamic militants in a raid on a building in Bangladesh’s capital.
Thu., July 7, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Bomb blast, gunbattle kill 4 during Bangladesh Eid prayers
Islamic extremists in Bangladesh hurled homemade bombs and traded gunfire with police guarding an Eid prayer service attended by hundreds of thousands of people on Thursday, killing two officers, a …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 8:46 p.m.
Bangladesh attackers, wealthy and educated, defied usual profile
The young men had been missing for months. Their families sensed something was wrong. It wasn’t until the horror of the weekend hostage crisis in Bangladesh’s capital unfolded that they …
Mon., July 4, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Bangladesh attack: Some former hostages being questioned
Some of the hostages rescued from the weekend attack on an upscale restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital were questioned Monday by investigators searching for clues about the possible masterminds behind the …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Bangladesh attack leaves 28 dead
The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. Those who failed were slain.
Fri., July 1, 2016, 11:05 p.m.
Commandos storm Dhaka restaurant; 6 attackers dead, 13 safe
Heavy gunfire and explosions rang out Saturday morning as Bangladesh security forces backed by armored vehicles moved to end a 10-hour standoff with heavily armed militants holding dozens of people …
Sat., May 21, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
Cyclone kills 11 in Bangladesh, forces thousands from homes
A cyclone unleashed heavy rain and strong winds on Bangladesh’s southern coastal region on Saturday, killing at least 11 people and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:18 a.m.
Chinese returns part of Bangladesh funds stolen by hackers
A Chinese casino junket operator says he has returned $4.63 million of the $81 million that hackers stole from the Bangladesh central bank’s account in the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 7:45 a.m.
Bangladesh bank chief quits amid $100 million hacking uproar
The head of Bangladesh’s central bank resigned Tuesday after hackers managed to divert $101 million from the country’s account with the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
Bangladesh loses $100 million, allegedly to Chinese hackers
The Bangladesh central bank says it is working to recover some $100 million allegedly stolen by Chinese hackers from an account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Wed., July 10, 2013, 8:33 a.m.
US companies detail Bangladesh safety pact
NEW YORK — A group of 17 U.S. retailers and clothing makers have agreed to a five-year safety pact aimed at improving conditions at Bangladesh factories that calls for inspecting …
Mon., May 13, 2013, 7:13 a.m.
Bangladesh collapse search over; death toll 1,127
SAVAR, Bangladesh — Nearly three weeks after a Bangladesh garment-factory building collapsed, the search for the dead ended today at the site of the worst disaster in the history of …
Wed., Feb. 25, 2009
Bangladesh guards rebel for better pay, report says
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Mutinous Bangladesh border guards opened fire at their headquarters in the capital today and seized a nearby shopping mall, injuring several people in an insurrection apparently sparked …
Tue., Dec. 30, 2008
Former prime minister wins Bangladesh vote
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s political alliance won a landslide victory in elections aimed at restoring democracy to the troubled South Asian nation, an election official said …