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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

    ... Hossain said yesterday's clashes were triggered by firecracker explosions marking the Islamic festival of Shab-e-Barat. "Tension has been building in the area for some time. Early ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    100,000 demand ban on Bangladesh Islamic party

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Tens of thousands of people rallied on Friday in the capital Dhaka and other cities to demand a ban on Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party and the execution ... of the protest in Dhaka. Sirajul Islam, police chief for the Shahbagh region of central Dhaka, told reporters “more than 100,000 people” had joined the rally in the capital. Similar protests were held ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh blocks YouTube over anti-Islam video

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 03:41pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Bangladesh has blocked YouTube after the video-sharing website failed to take down an anti-Islam film that has sparked furious protests across the Muslim world, government officials said on Tuesday. The country’s telecommunications regulator blocked the website “to prevent violence and social disorder over the derogatory video”, its acting ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Execution order issued for death row Bangladesh Islamist

    Posted Dec 08th 2013, 08:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... in line with the jail codes,” prosecutor Zead Al Malum said, stressing only a presidential clemency can stop the execution. Deputy Law Minister Quamrul Islam said Molla could be executed “in the shortest possible time”. He did not give any time frame. Defence lawyers said Molla’s verdict can still be reviewed by the highest court. But Islam and prosecutors differed. “It will be an act ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Uproar as top Bangladesh Islamist jailed for 90 years for war crimes

    Posted Jul 15th 2013, 02:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dhaka Term for ex-chief of Bangladesh Islamic party enrages both sides; opponents seek execution A special Bangladesh court on Monday sentenced a top Islamist to 90 years in prison for masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan. Ghulam Azam, 90, the wartime head of the largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, and now its ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Hanging of top Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah triggers Bangladesh violence

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 02:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... after four decades, the victims of the genocides of 1971 liberation war have got some justice,” deputy law minister Quamrul Islam said. “It’s the best gift for (the) nation as we celebrate ... with him at the prison hours before the execution, and found him to be “calm”. “He told us that he is proud to be a martyr for the cause of the Islamic movement in the country,” Molla’s son Hasan ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Violence mars one-sided election in Bangladesh

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

    ... laughable and universally unacceptable," said deputy leader Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. Those who did vote showed little enthusiasm. "I don't really want to vote as I don't think ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh court sentences 150 soldiers to death for mutiny

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 04:29pm by AFP

    ... of the army officers Lead prosecutor Baharul Islam  A special court convicted and sentenced 150 of the soldiers to death over the mutiny, which was motivated in part by poor pay and conditions for the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) soldiers who patrol the country’s borders. “At least 150 BDR soldiers have been sentenced to death for the massacre of the army officers,” lead prosecutor Baharul Islam told ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Deadly Bangladesh clashes over ‘atheist bloggers’

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... forces responded with hundreds of rounds of rubber bullets and tear gas shells, according to witnesses. The country’s 12 Islamic parties called the protests after the weekly prayers in nearly half a million mosques nationwide, demanding the execution of bloggers they say were behind blasphemous writings against Islam and Prophet Mohammed. One person was killed during the clashes ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh opposition vows to defy march ban

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

    ... spokesman Monirul Islam said. “The programme will not be allowed because of public safety.” But the announcement drew a defiant response from BNP leader Khaleda Zia who urged supporters to defy ...




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