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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Clashes, arson attacks amid festivities at Dhaka refugee camp kill nine

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 06:01am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Nine die in clashes, arson attack at Dhaka camp Clashes and arson attacks at a refugee camp in Dhaka killed at least nine people during festival celebrations yesterday. The shanty town in Mirpur, a northern suburb of the Bangladeshi capital, is home to a community of Bihari Muslims, and authorities said tensions there had been rising. Emergency services ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1532907/clashes-arson-attacks-amid-festivities-dhaka-refugee-camp-kill-nine
  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1417488/bangladesh-court-sentences-top-islamist-death-arms-smuggling
  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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1414372/three-islamists-shot-dead-bangladesh-security-crackdown
  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh: Tazreen clothing factory owners face arrest over fatal fire

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 02:45am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Clothing factory owners face arrest over fatal fire A Bangladesh court has ordered the arrest of the owners of a garment factory in which 111 workers died in a blaze. Four other people were also ordered to be taken into custody after police laid charges in connection with the incident on November 24, 2012- the country's worst-ever clothing factory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1394270/bangladesh-tazreen-clothing-factory-owners-face-arrest-over-fatal-fire
  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh police arrest 37 China, Taiwan nationals

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 03:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Chinese and Taiwanese nationals arrested in Dhaka over illegal internet telephone operation Bangladesh security forces have arrested 37 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals after raiding an illegal internet telephone operation they were allegedly running in an upscale Dhaka neighbourhood, an official said on Monday. Officers from the elite Rapid Action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1389012/bangladesh-police-arrest-37-china-taiwan-nationals
  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Deadly political clashes grip Bangladesh capital, Dhaka

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 02:55pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Deadly political clashes grip Dhaka Police barred Bangladesh's opposition leader from leaving home yesterday to lead a banned march as two people died in battles between her supporters and security forces. Police fired water cannon and shotguns during clashes across the capital with hundreds of demonstrators, some of them hurling home-made bombs. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1392471/deadly-political-clashes-grip-bangladesh-capital-dhaka
  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Violence mars one-sided election in Bangladesh

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Voting stations firebombed, 15 die as opposition boycotts poll Violence mars one-sided election Thousands of protesters firebombed polling stations and 18 people were killed as violence flared across Bangladesh yesterday during a walkover election boycotted by the opposition. Police opened fire at protesters as they torched more than 200 polling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1397970/violence-mars-one-sided-election-bangladesh
  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court upholds death penalty for top Islamist Abdul Quader Molla

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 02:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh’s highest court upheld the death penalty for a top Islamist leader convicted of war crimes, just two days after he was given a dramatic last-minute reprieve from execution. The Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Muzammel Hossain “dismissed” Abdul Quader Molla’s appeal for a final review of his death sentence, meaning he could now be hanged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1378983/bangladesh-approves-execution-opposition-leader
  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh capital cut off to prevent opposition march

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Police maintain roadblocks around Dhaka as officers patrol streets Bangladesh’s capital was effectively cut off from the rest of the country on Monday, with transport services into Dhaka halted in a bid to thwart the second day of a march against next week’s elections. Bus, ferry and train services were suspended for a third day as authorities resumed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1393202/bangladesh-capital-cut-prevent-opposition-march
  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh makes 118 arrests in crackdown on opposition

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 09:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh security forces arrested more than 100 protesters on Thursday as they launched a nationwide crackdown on the opposition ahead of the controversial January 5 general election. Officials said the protesters were detained in joint operations by the police, the elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and paramilitary border guards amid a series ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1386060/bangladesh-makes-118-arrests-crackdown-opposition

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