Weather

Tropical cyclone bears down on India's West Bengal and Bangladesh

Almost 14 million people will be exposed to damaging winds and potential flash floods generated by Bulbul.

Tropical cyclone bears down on India's West Bengal and Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Mass evacuation as Cyclone Bulbul approaches

About 55,000 volunteers mobilised to alert people as authorities plan to evacuate 1.5 million before cyclone hits.

Bangladesh: Mass evacuation as Cyclone Bulbul approaches

Women's Rights

Bangladeshi women recount stories of abuse in Saudi Arabia

Female workers returning from Saudi Arabia say they suffered backbreaking working hours and sexual abuse.

Bangladeshi women recount stories of abuse in Saudi Arabia

Weather

Tropical Cyclone Matmo is reborn as Bulbul

A rare overland passage by a tropical cyclone brings a threat to India and Bangladesh.

Tropical Cyclone Matmo is reborn as Bulbul

Migrants

'Sexual assaults': Bangladesh seeks worker's return from Saudi

In a Facebook video, migrant worker Sumi Akter alleged 'merciless sexual assaults' by her Saudi employers.

'Sexual assaults': Bangladesh seeks worker's return from Saudi

Asia

Bangladesh court grants bail to Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus

Micro-credit pioneer appears in court over firing of three employees by Grameen Communications, where he is chairman.

Bangladesh court grants bail to Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus

Bangladesh

Bangladesh upholds death sentence of Islamist chief Azharul Islam

Azharul Islam from Jamaat-e-Islami party was sentenced to death in 2014 by controversial International Crimes Tribunal.

Bangladesh upholds death sentence of Islamist chief Azharul Islam

Bangladesh

Abused Bangladeshi domestic workers struggle for justice at home

Interviews with 110 workers show 86 percent did not receive their full salaries while 14 percent were sexually abused.

Abused Bangladeshi domestic workers struggle for justice at home

Bangladesh

Bangladesh opposition stalwart jailed for threatening PM

Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury's party says the move is another example of government critics being muzzled.

Bangladesh opposition stalwart jailed for threatening PM

Asia

Bangladesh to bolster relations with Turkey

Turkey has been supporting Bangladesh for long in development and peace building process, Bangladesh minister says.

Bangladesh to bolster relations with Turkey

Cricket

Bangladesh's cricket star Shakib banned over corruption

The all-rounder is banned for two years, with one year of the sentence suspended, after failing to report fixing offer.

Bangladesh's cricket star Shakib banned over corruption

Bangladesh

Why does Bangladesh not provide breastfeeding spaces, court asks

The court said the government's failure to ensure proper provision for breastfeeding could violate 'the right to life'.

Why does Bangladesh not provide breastfeeding spaces, court asks

Bangladesh

Rohingya man arrested in Bangladesh after $5m drug haul

Special police staged raid on a beach in Cox's Bazar following tip that trawler carrying drugs would land there.

Rohingya man arrested in Bangladesh after $5m drug haul

Rohingya

Male Rohingya rape victims 'too ashamed' to come forward

Rights groups and NGOs say male rape victims are too ashamed to talk about their ordeal and they have been largely overlooked.