Global support lets Bangladesh PM withstand election worries

Asia & Pacific 01/04/19, 01:07

Congratulatory messages are flowing to Bangladesh's Prime Minister-elect Sheikh Hasina, ensuring she will withstand the reverberating calls to investigate serious allegations of widespread irregularities in Sunday's election that was dominated by her coalition.Hasina is all set to form the government ...

PHOTOS: Election Day in 600-year-old Bangladesh city

World 12/30/18, 10:07

Voters in Bangladesh went to the polls Sunday in the densely populated South Asian nation's 11th general election to determine whether to give Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League party a third consecutive term or hand the reins to a ...

Update: Bangladesh opposition calls election ‘farcical’

World 12/30/18, 09:47

The Latest on parliamentary elections in Bangladesh (all times local):8:45 p.m.Bangladesh opposition alliance leader Kamal Hossain has called the country's general election "farcical," and says any outcome will be rejected.Voters went to the polls Sunday to decide whether to give ...

Polls open in Bangladesh’s parliamentary elections

Asia & Pacific 12/29/18, 21:20

Voting has started in Bangladesh's contentious parliamentary elections.The polls Sunday in the South Asian nation are seen as a referendum on what critics call 71-year-old Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's increasingly authoritarian tendencies.Hasina's main rival is former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, ...

Security tight in Dhaka as Bangladesh prepares to vote

Asia & Pacific 12/29/18, 07:23

As Bangladeshis get set for Sunday's parliamentary elections, there are fears that violence and intimidation could keep many away from the polls, including two opposition candidates who said police had barricaded them inside their homes.Under the decade-long leadership of Sheikh ...

Rohingya refugee camp quiet after Bangladesh postpone return

World 11/16/18, 08:31

Normal life returned to a Rohingya Muslim refugee camp in Bangladesh on Friday, a day after government authorities postponed plans to begin repatriating residents to Myanmar when no one volunteered to go.United Nations officials and international aid agencies praised the ...

Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital security law

World 09/28/18, 01:56

Journalists and human rights groups are demanding major amendments to a bill recently passed in Bangladesh's Parliament, saying it will further choke constitutionally protected freedom of speech.A powerful body of editors of leading newspapers and TV stations has officially protested ...

Bangladesh point finger at Myanmar for Rohingya ‘genocide’

U.S. 09/27/18, 21:13

Bangladeshi President Sheikh Hasina on Thursday accused Myanmar of failing to honor a verbal commitment to take back Rohingya Muslims who have fled a crackdown she described as tantamount to genocide.Hasina's remarks at the annual gathering of world leaders at ...

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