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Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard outside a special war crimes tribunal ahead of a verdict for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, in Bangladesh. Pic: AP.

Bangladesh Islamist party chief sentenced to death

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 6:56PM UTC Comments Off Bangladeshi security personnel stand guard outside a special war crimes tribunal ahead of a verdict for Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, in Bangladesh. Pic: AP.

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the country's largest Islamist party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971....

Bangladesh on alert ahead of war crimes verdict

By Wed, Oct 29, 2014 2:09PM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has boosted security in the capital hours before a special tribunal is to deliver a verdict against the top leader of an Islamist party on war crimes charges....

Asian migrants detained in South America

By Tue, Aug 26, 2014 1:08PM UTC Comments Off

Salvadoran police have detained two Nicaraguan men who authorities say were transporting nine Nepalese and three Bangladeshi migrants who were bound for the United States....

Owner of sunken ferry arrested in Bangladesh

By Wed, Aug 13, 2014 6:46PM UTC Comments Off

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Security officials in Bangladesh have arrested the owner of a ferry that sank earlier this month with more than 100 people dead or missing. According to Lt. Col. Miftah Uddin Ahmed, forces from the Rapid Action Battalion raided a house in the southeastern district of Chittagong and arrested Abu Bakar Siddique....

Bangladesh calls off search for capsized ferry

By Mon, Aug 11, 2014 5:40PM UTC Comments Off

Officials in Bangladesh have called off the search for an overloaded ferry that sank a week ago in one of the country's largest rivers, leaving more than a hundred people dead or missing....

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