Thursday, 22nd February 2024


18 Jan
India and China are competing for influence in Bangladesh and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina looks to maintain partnerships with the US and Europe while keeping new options on the table.
14 Jan
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina won another term in power in a contentious general election that was boycotted by the main opposition and drew a low turnout.
10 Jan
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has just been re-elected for a fifth term in a vote boycotted by the opposition. Since she came to power in 2009, at least 600 people have disappeared, including opposition activists, businessmen and members of the student wing of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, according to Human Rights Watch.
7 Jan
Just ahead of the general elections, a fire in a passenger train killed at least four near Dhaka. Police suspect it was an act of sabotage, but have not named any suspects yet.
7 Jan
Bangladesh will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday. Opposition and rights groups have said the vote can be neither free nor fair — and accuse the current government of carrying out a brutal crackdown, arbitrarily jailing thousands of opposition party leaders and activists.
6 Jan
Bangladesh is heading towards a controversial election after the top opposition party declined to participate. However, the ruling party and election authorities insist the polls will be free and fair.
4 Jan
Millions of Bangladeshis are projected to be internally displaced due to environmental disasters in the coming years. The climate-induced migration presents huge challenges to the country's already overcrowded cities.
16 Dec
Bangladesh's main opposition party has decided to boycott the upcoming national election following a monthslong crackdown that has seen thousands of party leaders and members arrested.
30 Nov
More than 1,000 Rohingya Muslims have arrived in Indonesia by boat this month. They have been fleeing Bangladesh's overcrowded refugee camps where conditions have worsened.
11 Nov
Bangladesh's garment worker unions have rejected a 56 percent minimum wage increase made by a government-appointed board on Tuesday, saying it doesn't cover basic living expenses. On Wednesday, clashes with police erupted in a garment industry hub on the outskirts of Dhaka, leading to the death of one worker.
9 Nov
Thousands of inflation-hit Bangladeshi garment workers have taken to the streets demanding higher wages. Factory representatives and workers' unions both say international fashion brands could help solve the problem.
8 Nov
Thousands of Bangladeshi garment factory workers have again taken to the streets to demand better wages and voice frustration with higher rent and bills. They're calling for the equivalent of 200 euros per month, with most currently earning 70 euros. Plus, the Bank of England holds its main interest rate steady at 5.25%, saying rates could stay high for an "extended period of time".


2 hours ago
In the last ten years, the number of Catholic churches across Germany has been dwindling. What does this mean for the faithful?
2 hours ago
If the United Nations agency responsible for aiding Palestinians collapses from lack of funding, the economic and political impact will be felt far beyond Gaza.
2 hours ago
A German bank is making negative headlines for its investments in US commercial property. While many European banks have avoided these assets on a grand scale, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank has embraced them. What comes next?
3 hours ago
The leader of Pakistan's parliamentary kingmaker party has said a coalition government will go ahead, with key posts expected to be filled within days.
3 hours ago
Defense Minister Boris Pistorius described the frigate's Red Sea deployment as the German Navy's "most dangerous" mission in decades. But he also stressed its defensive nature, limited to intercepting Houthi strikes.
3 hours ago
Former Barcelona and Brazil soccer player Dani Alves has been found guilty of raping a woman in a nightclub. The 40-year-old was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and ordered to pay €150,000 to the victim by a court in Spain.