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Saudi Diplomat Killed in Bangladesh

Posted March 6th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Bangladeshi authorities say an unknown gunman killed a Saudi diplomat early Tuesday in the streets of the country’s capital, Dhaka. Police say they found Khalaf al-Ali, an official with Saudi Arabia’s embassy in Dakha, after he was shot in the chest near his home in the Gulshan neighborhood. He was taken to the hospital, where […]

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Bangladesh, India Sign $1.5 Billion Power Plant Deal

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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State firms from Bangladesh and India have signed an agreement to build a coal-fired power plant in southern Bangladesh. The signing ceremony between Bangladesh’s Power Development Board and India’s National Thermal Power Corp. took place Sunday in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. The 1,320-megawatt coal-fired power plant will cost approximately $1.5 billion to build. Bangladesh suffers […]

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Police Kill 4 in Bangladeshi Protests

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Bangladesh fired guns and used tear gas on protesters at opposition rallies in the southeast, killing at least four and injuring more than 200 others. Authorities say the shootings took place Sunday in two towns — Chandpur and Laksmipur — where Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists were demonstrating for the reinstatement of a caretaker […]

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Police Kill 3 in Bangladeshi Protests

Posted January 29th, 2012 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Bangladesh say police have opened fire on opposition rallies, killing at least three people and injuring more than 100. Authorities say the shootings took place Sunday in two towns — Chandpur and Laksmipur — where Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists were demonstrating for the reinstatement of a voting system in which independent caretaker governments […]

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Bangladesh Foils Attempt to Overthrow Government

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Military officials in Bangladesh say they have uncovered a plot by religious extremists to overthrow the government. Brigadier General Muhammad Masud Razzaq shared details of the attempted coup with reporters Thursday, calling it a “heinous conspiracy” to topple Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Razzaq said the coup had been planned abroad and that two retired military […]

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Bangladesh Foils Attempt to Overthrow Government

Posted January 19th, 2012 at 7:45 am (UTC-5)
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Military officials in Bangladesh say they have uncovered a plot by religious extremists to overthrow the government. Brigadier General Muhammad Masud Razzaq shared details of the attempted coup with reporters Thursday, calling it a “heinous conspiracy” to topple Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Razzaq said the coup had been planned abroad and that two retired military […]

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Bangladesh Jails Islamist Charged With War Crimes

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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A tribunal has jailed the former chief of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party while he awaits trial on war crimes charges. 89-year-old Ghulam Azam is accused of collaborating with Pakistan’s army in carrying out murders and rapes during Bangladesh’s war of independence from Pakistan. He was head of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party. On Wednesday, the government’s […]

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Bangladesh Police Use Batons, Teargas to Clear Protesters

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Bangladesh used batons and teargas Sunday to disperse scores of protesters taking part in a day-long opposition strike in the capital, Dhaka. Thousands of security officials were deployed across the city in an attempt to maintain order as schools and businesses were closed in observance of the strike. Reports from the capital say […]

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War Crimes Trial Begins in Bangladesh

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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The first war crimes trial stemming from Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan has begun. The trial of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a senior leader in the opposition Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami party, got under way Sunday in the capital, Dhaka. Among the charges against Sayedee are crimes against humanity, genocide, rape and murder. If found guilty, […]

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War Crimes Trial Begins in Bangladesh

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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The first war crimes trial stemming from Bangladesh’s 1971 war for independence from Pakistan has begun. The trial of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a top leader in the Islamic Jamaat-e-Islami party, got underway Sunday in the capital, Dhaka. Among the charges against Sayedee are crimes against humanity, genocide, rape, and murder. If found guilty, the 71-year-old […]

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