Bangladesh: 14 given death penalty over plot to kill PM Sheikh Hasina
26 March 2021 | 6:24 am
The failed mission by radical Islamist militants in Bangladesh occurred more than 20 years ago, during Sheikh Hasina's first term as prime minister.
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The UN has recently cut food aid to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Observers fear this will lead to severe health problems, and also increased crime. They say refugees must be allowed to work.
Bangladesh's elite counter-terrorism force is committing extrajudicial killings, DW and Netra News reveal in a new investigation. High-ranking officials are approving the executions, according to insiders.
Thirteen American soldiers and scores of Afghan civilians were killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport as the United States withdrew from Afghanistan in August 2021.
Rohingyas living in Cox's Bazar are among those evacuated to safe shelters as the powerful storm crosses the eastern Bay of Bengal.
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Indian security forces have eliminated dozens of insurgents in the Manipur region, according to the regional chief minister. Troops were deployed to the area to quell clashes between tribal communities.
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Like landmines, widely-banned cluster munitions often pose a deadly threat years after being deployed. Now the US will send cluster bombs to Ukraine to support the country's counter-offensive against Russia.
No other act of resistance against Adolf Hitler had such a long-term impact as the assassination attempt by Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg. Nevertheless, his plans remain controversial to this day.
Bangladesh is scheduled to hold general elections by January 2024, and observers say the EU has a key role to play in ensuring that the polls are free of electoral manipulation and misconduct.
Wildfires killed 15 people in the mountainous Bejaia and Bouira regions of Algeria on Monday, the interior ministry said, as a heatwave spread across north Africa and southern Europe.
Protesters called on Prime Minister Hasina to step down and form a caretaker government to lead the country during next year's elections. Several Western countries have condemned Hasina's government over rights abuses.
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