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Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Dhaka - Excavators flanked by Bangladesh riot police are at work demolishing illegal soot-belching brick kilns around the smog-choked capital Dhaka, forcing migrant labourers out of work and back to their villages.

Islamist extremists sentenced to death for Bangladesh cafe attack

Dhaka - Seven Islamist extremists were sentenced to death in Bangladesh on Wednesday over a savage attack at a Dhaka cafe in 2016 that killed 22 people, mostly foreigners.

Bangladesh court sentences Islamist extremists to death for 2016 cafe attack

Dhaka - Seven Islamist extremists have been sentenced to death by a Bangladesh court over a savage 2016 attack that killed 22 people including 18 foreigners at a Dhaka cafe popular with Westerners.

16 dead as trains collide in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Two packed trains rammed into each other in Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring nearly 60 others, police said.

Cyclone death toll rises to 24 in Bangladesh, India

Khulna - The death toll from a cyclone that barrelled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said Monday, as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm.

20 dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

Khulna - Twenty people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

Eight dead as Cyclone Bulbul smashes into India, Bangladesh coasts

Khulna - Eight people died and more than two million others spent a night huddled in storm shelters as Cyclone Bulbul smashed into the coasts of India and Bangladesh with fierce gales and torrential rains, officials said Sunday.

Bangladesh Rohingya island relocation 'uncertain' after UN doubts

Dhaka - Bangladesh said Sunday plans to relocate thousands of Rohingya living in overcrowded refugee camps to a remote island were "uncertain" after authorities failed to gain support from UN agencies.

Bangladesh opposition stalwart jailed for threatening PM

Chittagong - A Bangladesh opposition stalwart was jailed in absentia for three years Wednesday for threatening the prime minister in what his party said was another example of government critics being muzzled.

Bangladesh MP 'hired lookalikes' for uni exams

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi lawmaker has been expelled from university after allegedly hiring as many as eight lookalikes to take exams in her place, officials said Monday.

Thousands protest against Bangladesh police after deadly shootings

Dhaka - Thousands protested against police across Bangladesh on Monday, a day after at least four people died when officers fired on a crowd in one of the country's deadliest religious riots to date.

Rohingya refugees agree move to Bangladesh island: official

Cox's Bazar - Thousands of Rohingya living in Bangladesh refugee camps have agreed to move to an island in the Bay of Bengal, officials said Sunday, despite fears the site is prone to flooding.

Racists must be 'kicked out' of stadiums: FIFA boss

Dhaka - Racists must be "kicked out" of stadiums, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Thursday, as he pressed for a worldwide ban on spectators who abuse black footballers.

Bangladesh arrest warrant for Nobel laureate Yunus

Dhaka - Bangladeshi economist and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has been issued with an arrest warrant after failing to appear at a hearing over the sacking of workers at a company he heads, officials said Thursday.

Bangladesh troops accused of raping Rohingya girl

Dhaka - The Bangladesh military said Thursday it has ordered an investigation after a Rohingya family in a refugee camp accused army troops of raping a 12-year-old girl.

Bangladesh to fence Rohingya camps in further crackdown

Dhaka - Bangladesh is set to erect barbed-wire fencing, guard towers and cameras around Rohingya camps, the home minister said Thursday citing security concerns, in a move critics said would turn the refugee settlements into prisons.

Second Rohingya killed in suspected landmine blast near Bangladesh border

Dhaka - A Rohingya man was killed by a suspected landmine blast along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, officials said Monday, the second such incident this month.

UN experts urge probe of Rohingya killings in Bangladesh

Dhaka - UN human rights experts have raised new concerns about the treatment of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh following a deadly backlash over the killing of a ruling party official.

Bangladesh PM blames Myanmar for Rohingya repatriation failure

Dhaka - Bangladesh's prime minister has blamed Myanmar for the failure of a recent attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees, saying its neighbouring country did not do enough to win the community's trust.

Bangladesh university suspends student for being Rohingya

Cox's Bazar - A Bangladesh university has suspended a student for being Rohingya, officials said Sunday, as impatience with the refugees grows following a second failed attempt to repatriate them to Myanmar.
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