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Rights experts slam mass arrests as Bangladesh hunts killers

Dhaka - Human rights experts on Friday slammed a wave of mass arrests by Bangladeshi police carrying out a crackdown on Islamist militants, with one saying the country "seems to have turned into a jail".

Bangladesh arrests Islamist militant over publisher attack

Dhaka - An Islamist militant suspected of attacking a publisher last year has been arrested, Bangladesh police said Thursday, in what they described as an important breakthrough in their investigations into a spate of horrific attacks.

Hindu lecturer wounded in latest Bangladesh attack

Dhaka - A Hindu college lecturer was seriously wounded after being hacked by three men in Bangladesh Wednesday, police said, in an attack that resembles a recent spate of brutal assaults on religious minorities.

Bangladesh arrests in anti-militant drive top 8,000

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Monday they have arrested more than 8,000 people in a nationwide crackdown launched after a wave of murders targeting minorities and secular activists.

Bangladesh makes 2,000 more arrests in anti-militant crackdown

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have arrested an additional 2,000 suspected criminals including Islamist militants in an ongoing crackdown on extremists following a spate of gruesome murders, an officer said Sunday.

3,000 arrested in Bangladesh as PM vows to catch killers

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have arrested more than 3,000 people in a sweeping nationwide crackdown following a spate of gruesome murders, they said Saturday, as the prime minister vowed to catch "each and every killer".

Hindu monastery worker hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - A 62-year-old Hindu monastery worker was hacked to death in Bangladesh on Friday, police said, the latest in a series of such attacks on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.

Crackdown on Bangladesh Islamists as Hindu priest murdered

Dhaka - Bangladesh police on Tuesday launched a deadly crackdown on Islamist militants as a 70-year-old Hindu priest became the latest victim in a series of gruesome killings by suspected jihadists.

Christian hacked to death in latest Bangladesh attack

Dhaka - A Christian was hacked to death after Sunday prayers near a church in northwest Bangladesh in an attack -- the latest in a series on religious minorities -- claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

Sufis live in fear after Bangladeshi machete slaughter

Dhaka - Each time he hears of the latest deadly machete attack, Ashraful Islam can't help but think of his father's gruesome murder and fear his fellow Sufi Muslims will never be safe again in Bangladesh."The killings are not declining, they're getting worse.

23 dead, 500,000 flee as Cyclone Roanu hits Bangladesh

Chittagong - Cyclone Roanu battered the coast of southern Bangladesh on Saturday, forcing half a million people to flee their homes and leaving 23 people dead in floods and rain-triggered landslides.

Suspected militant arrested over Bangladesh gay activist murders

Dhaka - Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected Islamic militant over the hacking to death of two gay rights activists, part of a spate of murders of intellectuals, writers and religious minorities, officers said Sunday.

Heavy lightning responsible for over 50 deaths in Bangladesh

In the past two days, over 50 people in Bangladesh have been killed in lightning strikes, many of them farmers working in their fields.

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh

Dhaka - An elderly Buddhist monk was found hacked to death Saturday in Bangladesh, police said, the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in the Muslim-majority nation.

Bangladeshi girl seeks help for rare excess hair condition

Dhaka - The family of a 12-year-old Bangladeshi girl who suffers from a rare condition that causes thick hair to cover her face and body have spoken out as they seek to fund surgery to give their daughter a chance at a normal life.

Attackers kill guard at Bangladesh Rohingya refugee camp

Dhaka - A group of armed attackers stormed a security post at a camp for Rohingya refugees in southern Bangladesh near the Myanmar border on Friday, killing the post commander and looting weapons, police said.

Bangladesh opposition chief charged over arson attacks

Dhaka - Police on Wednesday charged Bangladesh's main opposition chief, Khaleda Zia, with masterminding arson attacks during deadly anti-government protests last year, a day after the execution of one of her key political allies.

Clashes in Bangladesh after Islamist leader's hanging

Dhaka - Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists.

Bangladesh executes top Islamist leader for war crimes: minister

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Tuesday executed the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes, officials said, a move set to exacerbate tensions in the volatile Muslim-majority nation.

Security boosted as Bangladesh prepares to hang top Islamist

Dhaka - Bangladesh police Tuesday stepped up security at the capital Dhaka's main prison where the authorities are expected to hang the leader of the country's largest Islamist party for war crimes.
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