Dengue

Why is Bangladesh grappling with a record dengue fever outbreak?

Poor urban planning, government mismanagement and resilience of some viral strands lead to the worst-ever outbreak.

Why is Bangladesh grappling with a record dengue fever outbreak?

Asia

Bangladesh floods: Millions at risk as waters recede

Over seven million people affected, 163,000 hectares of cropland damaged, according to the Bangladesh Red Crescent society.

Myanmar

Rohingya suspicious as Myanmar touts repatriation plan

Refugees in Cox's Bazar question Myanmar motives amid Rakhine unrest, but some see 'breakthrough' in repatriation talks.

Rohingya suspicious as Myanmar touts repatriation plan

Inside Story

What is Myanmar offering the Rohingya to return home?

Government delegation holds repatriation talks to convince Rohingya refugees to return to Rakhine state.

Refugees

Myanmar officials hold repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders

High-level delegation from Myanmar is in Cox's Bazar to convince Rohingya refugees to return to Rakhine state.

Myanmar officials hold repatriation talks with Rohingya leaders

Asia

Spate of lynchings over child abduction rumours jolts Bangladesh

At least 8 killed by mob in past 2 weeks over false rumours that children were sacrificed in building of a bridge.

Spate of lynchings over child abduction rumours jolts Bangladesh

Rohingya

Satellite images show ongoing destruction of Rohingya settlements

Analysis shows 'minimal preparation' for return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar's northern Rakhine State.

Satellite images show ongoing destruction of Rohingya settlements

Asia

Monsoon floods: Death toll rises to more than 660 in South Asia

Severe floods and lightning kill at least 666 across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan as monsoon takes its toll.

Floods

Worst floods in years 'submerge' Bangladesh villages

More than four million at risk of food insecurity and disease as flooding forces nearly 200,000 to flee their homes.

Worst floods in years 'submerge' Bangladesh villages

Opinion

General Ershad: The deposed dictator who became kingmaker

Over the past four decades, General Ershad demonstrated he was a master of political survival.

Shafquat Rabbee

by Shafquat Rabbee

Shafquat Rabbee

Asia

Death toll climbs to 200 as South Asia copes with monsoon rains

Millions of people are affected and hundreds of thousands displaced across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Death toll climbs to 200 as South Asia copes with monsoon rains

Asia

State funeral for Bangladesh's former President Ershad

Thousands of Bangladeshis have attended former President Hussain Muhammad Ershad's funeral in Dhaka.

Asia

Scores killed, millions displaced as monsoon batters South Asia

Floods and landslides wreak deadly havoc from the Himalayan foothills to low-lying camps housing Rohingya refugees.

Scores killed, millions displaced as monsoon batters South Asia

Asia

Row erupts over antibiotics discovery in Bangladesh packaged milk

Dhaka University research team conducts two separate tests within a month to find antibiotics in five major milk brands.

Row erupts over antibiotics discovery in Bangladesh packaged milk

Asia

Former Bangladesh army ruler Ershad dies aged 89

Press secretary says opposition leader Hussain Muhammad Ershad died in hospital after being on life support for 10 days.

Former Bangladesh army ruler Ershad dies aged 89