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Bangladesh court convicts opposition leader's son

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions.

Bangladesh arrests top Islamist extremist

Dhaka - Bangladesh's elite security force said Thursday it had arrested a top regional head of the homegrown Islamist extremist group blamed for an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were murdered.

Bangladesh says 260 missing amid hunt for extremists

Dhaka - Doctors, engineers and university students are among 261 people officially missing in Bangladesh, with some feared recruited by Islamic militant groups, as the country reels from a wave of deadly attacks.

Bangladesh regulates Friday sermons after attacks

Dhaka - Bangladesh on Friday moved to regulate weekly sermons in hundreds of thousands of mosques as part of a stepped-up campaign to combat Islamist extremism, officials said.

Eight charged with Japanese farmer's murder in Bangladesh

Dhaka - Eight members of an outlawed Islamist group have been charged with murdering a Japanese farmer who was shot dead in northern Bangladesh last year, a prosecutor said Monday.

Bangladesh bans TV station, tracks students after attacks

Dhaka - Bangladesh moved to counter a deadly wave of Islamist attacks Sunday, ordering an Islamic television station to stop broadcasting and telling schools to report any missing students.

Bangladesh cafe attack 'suspect' dies in police custody

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi teenager who police say was a suspect in last week's deadly attack on a Dhaka cafe has died in custody, with his family insisting he was a hostage and alleging torture by security forces.

Three killed in new Bangladesh attack at start of Eid

Dhaka - Suspected Islamists carrying bombs and machetes launched another deadly attack in Bangladesh Thursday, killing at least three people at a huge prayer rally marking the start of Eid.

Bangladesh clamps down on social media after cafe attack

Dhaka - Bangladesh has launched a clampdown on social media sites spreading jihadist propaganda after an attack on a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were murdered, saying the country's young were being radicalised online.

Dhaka attack neighbourhood falls silent ahead of Eid

Dhaka - An eerie silence pervades the restaurants and shopping malls in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter, usually teeming with well-heeled urbanites, now standing empty since the killing of 20 hostages at a popular cafe.

Bangladesh politician stunned by son's role in attack

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi politician spoke Tuesday of his horror to learn his son was among the suspects who murdered foreigners at a Dhaka cafe, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families were going missing.

Bangladesh police may have killed hostage in cafe siege

Dhaka - Bangladeshi police said Tuesday they are investigating whether security forces accidentally shot dead an innocent kitchen worker when they stormed a Dhaka cafe where Islamist attackers were holding people hostage.

Bangladesh politician stunned by son's role in attack

Dhaka - A Bangladeshi politician spoke Tuesday of his horror to learn his son was among suspected gunmen who murdered foreigners at a Dhaka cafe, and said many young men from wealthy, educated families were going missing.

Bangladeshi rich kids who grew up to be jihadists

Dhaka - Well-educated and hailing from wealthy families, the gunmen who killed 20 hostages in a Bangladesh cafe defy the increasingly outdated stereotype of jihadists from poor backgrounds who have been radicalised in madrassas.

Families of Bangladesh cafe victims take bodies home

Dhaka - Relatives of foreign hostages murdered in a Bangladeshi restaurant were in Dhaka Monday to take their loved ones' bodies home as authorities made the first arrests over the killings.

Bangladesh police arrest two over deadly cafe siege

Dhaka - Bangladesh police said Monday they have formally arrested a detained attacker and one other over a siege at a cafe in which 20 hostages were killed."Two people are in custody. We'll file a case," inspector general of police Shahidul Hoque told AFP.

Bangladesh siege survivor haunted by screams of victims

Dhaka - A survivor of a massacre in a Bangladeshi cafe recounted Sunday how he spent the night being literally sick with fear as he listened to the haunting screams of diners being hacked to death.

Hostage-takers were from Bangladesh group, not IS: minister

Dhaka - The jihadists who slaughtered 20 hostages at a Dhaka restaurant were members of a homegrown Bangladeshi militant outfit and not followers of the Islamic State group, a senior minister said Sunday.

Bangladesh denies IS link after hostage bloodbath

Dhaka - Bangladesh said Sunday the attackers who slaughtered 20 hostages at a restaurant were well-educated followers of a homegrown militant outfit who found extremism "fashionable", denying links to the Islamic State group.

Foreigners herded to death in Bangladesh cafe horror

Dhaka - As diners relaxed for their evening meal on one of the last days of Ramadan, the gunmen burst into the restaurant before separating foreigners from locals so they could launch their killing spree.
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