Human Rights

Jail term for opposition-linked Bangladesh photographer

Noorudding Ahmed was among 27 people jailed for life in a murder case his lawyer says is politically motivated.

Life sentence for opposition-linked Nooruddin Ahmed

Asia

Bangladesh's water crisis: A story of gender

Climate change is driving an acute water crisis in coastal Bangladesh in which women are bearing most of the strain.

Bangladesh's water crisis: A story of gender

Asia

Kalboishakis storms a threat to South Asia

Severe storms, known as Kalboishakis, bring lightning, flooding and even tornadoes to parts of India and Bangladesh.

Kalboishakis storms a threat to South Asia

Asia

Bangladesh: Supreme court orders closure of tanning factories

Bangladesh's leather tanneries are a billion-dollar industry and a major employer in the country. But they're among the most polluted places on earth. After years of delays, the Bangladeshi Supreme Court has now ordered the closure of 155 factories

Asia

Fighters blow themselves up with grenade in Bangladesh

Police come under grenade attack during a raid near the capital as violence continues to hit the South Asian nation.

Fighters blow themselves up with grenade in Bangladesh

Asia

UN blasts Bangladesh over extrajudicial killings

Dhaka criticised for 'high rate' of extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, and excessive force in new report.

UN blasts Bangladesh over extrajudicial killings

REWIND

Rewind: Daughters of the Brothel

Raised in a brothel, Naseema founded an NGO to fight for the rights of sex workers in a village in northeast India.

Asia

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.

Asia

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.

Bangladesh anti-terror raids: Civilians killed in blast

Rohingya

Life in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh

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

A fight to survive for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

Refugees

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.

IOM: 525 refugees die at sea in first few weeks of 2017

Asia

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.

Opinion

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.

Soumya Guha

by Soumya Guha

Soumya Guha

Asia

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.

Asia

Bangladesh urged to act over politicians' missing sons

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

UN demands Dhaka action on enforced disappearances