Bangladesh honours 1971 war victims

The Bangladeshi government has observed its first Genocide Day, marking the anniversary of a crackdown on civilians by Pakistani forces in 1971.


Bangladesh anti-terror raids: Civilians killed in blast

At least two civilians and one policeman killed during the operation at a residential building in Sylhet city.


Life in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

In cramped and unhygienic camps thousands of refugees face disease, hunger and uncertainty about the future.


At least 525 refugees drowned in early 2017

Number of drowned in Mediterranean from January to early March higher than last year, raising alarm among rights groups.


Bangladesh has biggest Rohingya refugee influx in two decades

Huge numbers of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have been crossing the border to Bangladesh. Now the Bangladeshi government has started a census to find out exactly how many Rohingya are living there.

Child rights

The dangers of the new child marriage law in Bangladesh

This law has unimaginable impact and has the ability to change the future of millions of girls in our country.

by Soumya Guha


Religious self-censorship hits Bangladesh book fair

Every year, thousands of book lovers from across Bangladesh converge on the capital for the Ekushey Book Fair, one of the country's biggest cultural events.


Bangladesh urged to act over politicians' missing sons

Group calls on government to reveal whereabouts of 'kidnapped' men whose opposition-activist fathers were executed.


The Rohingya crisis and the role of the OIC

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation is not doing enough to save the Rohingya community in Myanmar.

by Abdullah al-Ahsan

Poverty & Development

Bangladesh revamps Dhaka slum after massive fire

Improved electrical wiring is being installed and new roads built in the aftermath of a blaze that damaged 500 homes.


Rohingya: Chased from Myanmar, unwelcome in Bangladesh

'I grabbed my children and ran towards the forest, and waited there with several hundred people.'


Bangladesh pushes on with Rohingya island plan

Critics call plan to relocate Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to 6,000-acre island "terrible".


Rohingya camps in Bangladesh and Thailand, worlds apart

Differences in how the two countries have treated the persecuted Rohingya could not be more stark.

Human Rights

Where ships go to die

The human and environmental cost of shipbreaking in India and Bangladesh


Bangladesh reports bird flu outbreak at poultry farm

More than 700 Sonali breed birds die after highly contagious H5N1 virus is discovered at Dhaka farm.