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

Bangladesh

Why did a retired diplomat go missing in Bangladesh?

Case of Maroof Zaman, whose whereabouts are unknown, underscores a worrying phenomenon of 'enforced disappearances'.

'Enforced disappearance' suspected in Bangladesh

Opinion

Divisive politics set the stage for Dhaka attack

Persecution of the opposition and denial of the international links of Bangladeshi militants has made way for ISIL.

Tom Hussain

by Tom Hussain

Tom Hussain

Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh rivals trade blame amid protests

Police stop Zia from leading rallies, exactly one year after Hasina's re-election as PM in polls boycotted by Zia's BNP.

Inside Story

What's behind Bangladesh's war crimes trials?

Another death sentence upheld against a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami political group over alleged war crimes in 1971.