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Clinton Warns Bangladesh Internal Feuding Must End

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging Bangladeshis to end internal feuding, saying the United States is “betting on Bangladesh.” Clinton met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dipu Moni in Dhaka Saturday, the first day of her visit to a country that many in Washington see as a vital ally. Speaking […]

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Clinton Warns Bangladesh Internal Feuding Must End

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging Bangladeshis to end internal feuding that has sparked violent protests and a harsh government crackdown. Clinton met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dipu Moni in Dhaka Saturday, the first day of her visit to a country that many in Washington see as a vital […]

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Clinton in Dhaka to Strengthen US, Bangladesh Ties

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 10:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Bangladesh for talks expected to push ties between Washington and Dhaka to a new level. Clinton arrived in Dhaka Saturday, the latest stop on her South Asian tour. She’s expected to meet later Saturday with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as well as opposition leader, Begum Khaleda […]

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Clinton Leaves China for Bangladesh

Posted May 5th, 2012 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has left the diplomatic drama in China for Bangladesh, the latest stop on her South Asian tour. Clinton will meet with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her opposition rival, Begum Khaleda Zia on Saturday. The top U.S. diplomat is also set to meet with Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunnus, […]

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Bangladesh Charges Opposition Activists as Strike Continues

Posted April 30th, 2012 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police have charged at least 28 opposition activists in Bangladesh, after a series of bombings in the capital. Several small bombs exploded in Dhaka on Sunday, two of which targeted government officials. There were no reports of injuries. The violence took place as members of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party continued a nationwide strike […]

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HRW Demands Probe into Bangladesh Abductions

Posted April 27th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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( A global human rights groups says the Bangladeshi government should immediately order “an independent and impartial investigation”into what it calls the “growing number of cases” of opposition and political activists who have recently disappeared. Human Rights Watch said Friday the most recent missing politicians and activists include — Elias Ali of the main opposition […]

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Bangladesh Signs Gas Deal with Russia’s Gazprom

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh’s state-run energy corporation, Petrobangla, on Thursday signed an agreement with Russian energy giant Gazprom to drill 10 development gas wells. Bangladeshi officials said the two companies signed the deal worth almost $200 million in the capital, Dhaka, paving the way for drilling the wells in the country’s six state-owned gas fields. The officials expressed […]

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Bangladesh Wins Maritime Dispute with Burma

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladesh says a U.N. tribunal has ruled in its favor in a long-running maritime border dispute with Burma. Foreign Minister Dipu Moni says the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has awarded her country an exclusive economic zone measuring 685 square kilometers in the Bay of Bengal, as well as full access to […]

112 Dead in Bangladesh Ferry Accident

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a ferry accident in southern Bangladesh has risen to 112, with dozens of people still missing. Authorities say more than 200 people were aboard the ferry when it capsized Tuesday south of Dhaka after colliding with an oil barge. Hundreds of distraught relatives waited at the Meghna River’s edge Wednesday for […]

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Death Toll From Bangladesh Ferry Accident Rises to 105

Posted March 14th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The death toll from a ferry accident in southern Bangladesh has risen to at least 105. Authorities say there were more than 200 people on the ferry when it capsized Tuesday south of Dhaka after colliding with an oil barge. A day later, divers continued to pull bodies from the wreckage in the Meghna River. […]

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