Bangladesh

  • cyclone May 22

    Recovery Begins After Storm Ravages Indian, Bangladesh Coast

    Authorities are clearing roads and assessing damage after Cyclone Amphan barreled through coastal communities in eastern India and neighboring Bangladesh, killing more than 100 people and leaving millions displaced

  • cyclone May 21

    Deadly Cyclone Cuts Destructive Path in India and Bangladesh

    Wide areas of coastal India and Bangladesh are flooded and millions of people are without power after Cyclone Amphan struck the region

  • Cyclone Amphan May 20

    Cyclone Amphan Forces Evacuation of Millions in India, Bangladesh

    A powerful cyclone expected to make landfall on Wednesday has forced the evacuation of millions of people in India and Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh Jan 12

    Muslims Pray for Peace in Islamic Congregation in Bangladesh

    Hundreds of thousands of Muslims raised their hands and prayed for the welfare of the world as they joined a final prayer Sunday in wrapping up a three-day Islamic congregation near Bangladesh’s capital....

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    The Biswa Ijtema, or World Congregation of Muslims, is one of the largest gatherings of Muslim devotees, held on the sandy banks of the River Turag at Tongi,...

  • JUDGE Nov 27, 2019

    Bangladesh Sentences 7 Militants to Death in Cafe Attack

    A special anti-terrorism tribunal in Bangladesh sentenced seven members of a banned militant group to death Wednesday for their involvement in an attack on a Dhaka cafe that killed more than 20 people, mostly foreigners. Judge Mojibur Rahman found the men from the Jumatul Mujahedeen Bangladesh group guilty of various charges including planning the attack, making bombs and murder. An...

  • Chairman Nov 3, 2019

    Bangladesh Grants Bail to Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus

    A court in Bangladesh’s capital granted bail Sunday to micro-credit pioneer and Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus over the firing of three employees by Grameen Communications, where he is chairman. Acting Chairman of the 3rd Labor Court in Dhaka, Zakia Parveen, granted the bail when Yunus appeared before the court. The country’s High Court had set a Nov. 7 deadline last...

  • JUDGE Oct 25, 2019

    16 Sentenced to Death for Setting Bangladesh Student on Fire

    A court in eastern Bangladesh sentenced the principal of an Islamic school and 15 others to death on Thursday over the killing of an 18-year-old woman who was set on fire for refusing to drop sexual harassment charges against the principal. Judge Mamunur Rashid of the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal found Principal Siraj Ud Doula and the others...

  • Florida Jul 29, 2019

    New York-based Company Recalls More Than 76,000 Pounds of Frozen Fish for Lack of Import Re-Inspection

    Premium Foods USA, Inc., a Woodside, New York, establishment and importer, is recalling about 76,025 pounds of various Siluriformes fish products for a lack of import re-inspection into the United States, the USDA said.

  • India Jul 20, 2019

    Monsoon Flooding Death Toll Climbs to 164 in South Asia

    The death toll in monsoon flooding in South Asia has climbed past 160 as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries, officials said Saturday. At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 62 in northeastern India’s Assam state over the past week. A dozen have been killed in flooding in Bangladesh. Shiv Kumar,...

  • Associated Press Jul 14, 2019

    Heavy Rain Leaves Scores Dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

    Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have killed at least 50 people in Nepal in the past few days, with more deaths reported across the border in India and Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. At least 30 other people were missing in Nepal, either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since monsoon rains began pounding the region...

  • director Jun 24, 2019

    Angelina Jolie Joins Time in Editorial Role

    Actress, director and Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie can now add a new title to her resume – contributing editor. Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief and CEO of Time, announced last week that Jolie will be writing for the magazine monthly on a variety of topics including displacement, conflict and human rights, TIME reported. Before her most recent advocacy role, Jolie began...

  • Europe Jun 10, 2019

    ISIS Expands Reach in Afghanistan, Threatening the West

    The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States and other Western countries, according to U.S. and Afghan security officials. Nearly two decades after the U.S.-led invasion, the extremist group is seen as...

  • China May 28, 2019

    Malaysia to Send Back Plastic Waste to Foreign Nations

    Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday. Yeo said Malaysia and many developing countries have become new targets after China banned the import of...

  • Chief May 7, 2019

    Myanmar Frees Reuters Reporters Jailed for Secrecy Act Crime

    Two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for breaking Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act over reporting on security forces’ abuses of Rohingya Muslims were pardoned and released Tuesday. The convictions of Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, had drawn condemnation from rights groups, Western governments and press associations, and the two journalists had garnered several awards and other honors. In...

  • Donald Trump Apr 28, 2019

    Global Migrants’ Journey Stalls in Southern Mexico

    Thousands fleeing conflict or poverty in Nigeria, Cameroon, Bangladesh, Haiti and Cuba have traveled across oceans, through the jungles and mountains of South America, up through Central America, on a route that — so far — ends here: the steamy, crumbling Mexican city of Tapachula, near the Guatemala border. Over 1,500 of them while away the weeks — or months—...

  • Officer Mar 16, 2019

    Death Toll Rises to 50 in Massacre at New Zealand Mosques

    The death toll in the massacres at two New Zealand mosques rose to 50 on Sunday after police found another victim while removing bodies from the crime scenes, and authorities announced they do not believe three people who had been arrested were involved in the shootings allegedly carried out by a 28-year-old white supremacist. Two of them, both men, are...

  • Pennsylvania Mar 16, 2019

    Delaware Valley Ebola Concerns

    The death toll in the massacres at two New Zealand mosques rose to 50 on Sunday after police found another victim while removing bodies from the crime scenes, and authorities announced they do not believe three people who had been arrested were involved in the shootings allegedly carried out by a 28-year-old white supremacist. Two of them, both men, are...

  • fire Mar 15, 2019

    49 Killed at Mosques in ‘One of New Zealand’s Darkest Days’

    At least 49 people were shot to death at two mosques during midday prayers Friday — most if not all of them gunned down by an immigrant-hating white supremacist who apparently used a helmet-mounted camera to broadcast live video of the slaughter on Facebook. One man was arrested and charged with murder. Brenton Harrison Tarrant appeared in court Saturday morning...

  • Afghanistan Mar 15, 2019

    49 Fatally Shot in Terror Attack on New Zealand Mosques

    Mass shootings in two New Zealand mosques killed at least 49 people and injured at least 48 others in what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern decried as a terrorist attack. Witnesses describe the moment of the shooting at one mosque.

  • social media Mar 15, 2019

    Bangladesh Cricket Team Narrowly Avoided Mosque Shooting; Match Canceled

    An international cricket match between New Zealand and Bangladesh has been canceled after players from the visiting team narrowly avoided a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch on Friday. At least 40 people were killed in the shootings at two mosques and more than 20 people were wounded. The Bangladesh players came within minutes of being inside one of...

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