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Bangladesh polls: PM Hasina heads towards landslide win as opposition cries foul, 17 killed in violence

According to the latest results, the ruling Awami League won 135 seats, followed by its key ally the Jatiya Party at 18

4 min read31 Dec 2018
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Bangladesh court extends bail for Khaleda Zia until 13 March

Khaleda Zia was jailed for five years on 8 February in connection with the embezzlement of about $250,000 in foreign donations meant for the Zia Orphanage Trust

1 min read26 Feb 2018
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Khaleda Zia, Bangladesh ex-PM, jailed for 5-year in corruption case

A Bangladesh court sentenced opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in jail today after convicting the two-time former premier of embezzling money meant for an orphanage

2 min read8 Feb 2018
Opinion

Bangladesh: troubling shades of Mujib

The Awami League with Sheikh Hasina at its helm is today as close to absolutist as any party in Bangladesh's short and roiled history

4 min read11 Jan 2018
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Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend

Amnesty International noted that Bangladesh sees homosexual relations as a crime, making it harder for LGBT activists to report threats against them

3 min read26 Apr 2016
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Bangladesh ex-premier Khaleda Zia gets bail in 5 cases

The BNP chief was also exempted from personal appearance in the cases filed over Jatrabari arson attack and the crude bomb attack on shipping minister's procession

2 min read5 Apr 2016
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Bangladesh court orders opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s arrest

The Dhaka court accused Zia and 27 other leaders and officials of BNP of instigating the petrol bomb attack as part of a deadly anti-government campaign of arson

2 min read30 Mar 2016
Politics

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia granted bail in graft cases

The 69-year-old former leader has been staying in her office in Dhaka's diplomatic enclave since 5 January

1 min read5 Apr 2015
News

Nine killed in Bangladesh fire bomb attacks

Bangladesh Nationalist Party intensified protests last month in a bid to force Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to step down and hold a new poll

1 min read7 Feb 2015
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No respite in Bangladesh violence over polls as death toll rises to 27

Govt rules out military deployment to establish order after the latest violence surrounding a standoff between PM Sheikh Hasina and Begum Khaleda Zia

1 min read18 Jan 2015
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