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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh elections in jeopardy as main parties head for showdown

    Posted Oct 20th 2013, 07:11pm by Reuters in Dhaka

    ... Reuters in Dhaka Competing mass rallies could spark violence Bangladesh’s two main parties are hurtling towards a showdown this week that could delay or even derail elections due ... The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) says that, unless the government relinquishes power, its supporters will whip up nationwide strikes that are likely to be bloody. It is also threatening ...

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    Bangladesh court sentences top Islamist to death for arms smuggling

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 05:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chittagong A Bangladesh court on Thursday sentenced 14 people to death, including the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party, over a massive arms smuggling racket ten years ago. Motiur Rahman Nizami, 70, leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was sentenced to hang after being convicted over the racket involving 10 truckloads of arms seized by police ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Three Islamists shot dead in Bangladesh security crackdown

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 08:30pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh police shot dead three activists from the country’s largest Islamist party in clashes on Sunday, officers said, amid allegations security forces are targeting opposition supporters for execution. Police said the three were killed during two separate gunbattles with bomb-throwing activists from the Jamaat-e-Islami party in two southeastern towns, ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Polling booths torched on eve of violence-torn Bangladesh election

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka As opposition holds general strike and boycotts vote, fears grow that what now amounts to a one-party contest will spark more violence Booths burned on eve ... today's vote. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party, which is boycotting the vote, called the 48-hour strike but it has little chance of thwarting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s re-election in what ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Violence mars one-sided election in Bangladesh

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... to stem the bloodshed. The ruling Awami League has accused the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) of orchestrating the violence and has kept its leader under de facto house arrest. ... parliament's five-year term expired. "It's a victory for democracy," senior leader of the ruling party Tofael Ahmed told reporters, accusing the opposition of fomenting an atmosphere ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Leader 'under house arrest' ahead of Bangladesh poll

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 01:24am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Opposition party says police barring anyone from visiting former prime minister after she called for mass rally to block 'farcical' elections Leader ... across the country ahead of elections next month. Amid growing violence in the build-up to the January 5 election, the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) said police were barring ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh capital cut off to prevent opposition march

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 05:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of Barisal, the private Independent Television said. The ruling Awami League party mocked Sunday’s march as a “damp squib”, and insisted the polls would proceed as planned despite a boycott by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies. The parties, fearing the vote could be rigged, have been demanding that Hasina stand down and allow a neutral caretaker government ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh halts execution of opposition leader

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 04:00pm by Associated Press in Dhaka

    ... Associated Press in Dhaka Stay of execution secured for Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah as Jamaat-e-Islami party warns of ‘dire consequences’ if he is hanged Lawyers ... of political violence ahead of national elections set for next month. Mollah’s party, the Jamaat-e-Islami party, issued a statement warning of “dire consequences” if he was executed. Thousands ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh deploys military in election countdown

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 09:45am by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Party which called for a mass march on the capital Dhaka beginning on December 29 in a bid to scupper the polls. Election Commission spokesman S.M. Asaduzzaman said that troops would be deployed ... the number at around 50,000. The BNP and its leader Zhaleda Zia has condemned the military deployment, saying it would pit the armed forces against the people. The BNP is at the head of an 18-party ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh opposition vows to defy march ban

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 09:48pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... they would not sanction the so-called ‘March for Democracy’. “We have not given permission to the BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) rally as we have intelligence that sabotage may occur,” police ... of her party say they have been unable to get access to the home and at least two supporters who have tried have been arrested. Zia’s party has organised a series of crippling national strikes ...




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