Opinion

What went wrong with the BNP, Bangladesh's main opposition party?

The BNP's defeat in last year's disputed election cannot be explained solely as a result of government repression.

Mubashar Hasan

by Mubashar Hasan
- Arild Engelsen Ruud

Mubashar Hasan

Head to Head

Is Bangladesh a one-party state?

Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the PM of Bangladesh, discusses the state of the country's democracy.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh man jailed for posting altered photo of PM on Facebook

Mohammad Monir has been convicted under controversial information and communication technology law.

Bangladesh man jailed for posting altered photo of PM on Facebook

Asia

Why Bangladesh's Hasina will have an unchallenged rule

With opposition getting just seven seats in parliament, the Hasina government will face little legislative scrutiny.

Opposition crushed, Hasina to rule over Bangladesh unchallenged

Bangladesh

Bangladesh polls make mockery of democracy: opposition

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir says election was a 'fraud' and marred by irregularities but electoral body rejects charges.

Bangladesh election makes mockery of democracy: BNP's Alamgir

Bangladesh

Bangladesh ruling party secures landslide poll win

Officials declare massive victory for alliance led by PM Sheikh Hasina's party, while opposition dubs polls 'farcical'.

Asia

Who is Sheikh Hasina?

Hasina, who has promised to turn Bangladesh into a middle-income nation by 2021, is set to be PM for the fourth term.

Profile: Who is Sheikh Hasina?

Asia

Polls close in Bangladesh election marred by violence

At least 10 people killed in clashes, media reports say, as polls closed in Bangladesh's general election.

Bangladesh

Two killed in pre-election clashes in Bangladesh

More than 100 people injured in clashes between political rivals weeks before general elections in South Asian nation.

Bangladesh: Two killed in pre-election clashes

Opinion

Bangladesh: Shahidul Alam is back, free speech is not

Attacks on freedom of expression in Bangladesh continue even after the release of the renowned photojournalist.

Shafquat Rabbee

by Shafquat Rabbee

Shafquat Rabbee

Asia

Bangladesh general election on December 23 despite Zia's arrest

Officials say the election will be held even as the main opposition leader remains imprisoned.

Bangladesh general election on December 23 despite Zia's arrest

Asia

Embattled Bangladesh opposition forges new alliance

BNP forms alliance with centrist parties ahead of elections in bid to boost support after jailing of its leaders.

Embattled Bangladesh opposition forges new alliance

Opinion

Why did Bangladesh arrest Shahidul Alam?

The famed photographer's arrest signals an escalation in institutional brutality and a day of reckoning for the elite.

Qumr Ahmed

by Qumr Ahmed

Qumr Ahmed

Bangladesh

Bangladesh criticised for student and media crackdown

Men linked to ruling party attacked students with machetes and sticks and assaulted media workers, rights group says.

Bangladesh criticised for student and media crackdown

Bangladesh

Bangladesh opposition leader jailed in corruption case

A Dhaka court jails former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia for five years in orphanage corruption case sparking protests.

Khaleda Zia jailed for five years in corruption case