Preparing for the 2018 elections, the Bhutan government has given in to internal opposition to the BBIN agreement.
In conversation with Bangladesh’s former top diplomat on the Teesta, India-Bangladesh water relations, the Farakka barrage and the future of the Ganga treaty.
Rohingya elders estimate some 600 people were killed over two weeks in November 2016. A UN report said the likely toll was hundreds.
Chinese special envoy Sun Guoxiang urged Dhaka to resolve the Rohingya row with Myanmar bilaterally but also said Beijing stood ready to help in the matter.
Bangladesh has seen a rise in attacks on foreigners, liberals and religious minorities, with al Qaeda and ISIS claiming responsibility but the government blaming domestic militants instead.
Narendra Modi offered $5 billion in two separate lines of credit to Sheikh Hasina, including $500 million for defence procurement meant to wean Bangladesh off Chinese military purchases.
New Delhi hopes that the new line of credit for $500 million for defence procurement will wean Dhaka off Chinese military purchases.
Blocking of the service, which is aimed at targeting Syrians living in Arsal, has not only inconvenienced residents, but has also left them with reduced access to emergency services.
Shaikh Hasina will face tremendous pressure from her country to push for an agreement on the Teesta waters on her upcoming trip to Delhi.
Recording of Bangladesh Paramilitary Officer Lifts Lid on Extra-Judicial Killings and Disappearances
“Everyone is not an expert on forced disappearances. We have to make sure no clue is left behind,” the Rapid Action Battalion officer has been quoted as saying.
Since 2013, Islamist militants have killed or seriously injured 48 people in Bangladesh, including at least six online critics of religious militancy.
With a festering Rohingya crisis, increased fighting with ethnic armed groups and a slower economic growth, Suu Kyi has struggled to match expectations.
Police urged the militants in Nasirpur, northeast of the capital Dhaka, to give themselves up on Wednesday, but instead they detonated the grenade.
The idea of relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote flood-prone island would set a bad precedent for managing human rights crises.
The Teesta water-sharing arrangement is likely to be one of the top concerns during Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming trip to India.
The explosions in the northeastern district of Sylhet came a day after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a security checkpoint near the country’s main airport in an attack claimed by ISIS.
The militant group said it killed many officers and wounded others, an account not confirmed by authorities.
The study focuses on rural Bhaluka in Bangladesh, where the government is looking to pilot an innovative local service for sludge management.
For Rohingya women in Bangladesh who are struggling to make ends meet and rely on handouts from agencies, the only source of hope are their newborn children
Three people were killed in the May 21, 2004 attack and about 50 wounded, including then British high commissioner Anwar Choudhury
Bangladesh is a global poster child when it comes to improving women’s status in the developing and the Muslim worlds. But a recent amendment to the country’s marriage law threatens its progress.
It was the first time the top generals directly addressed the mounting accusations of human rights abuses which, according to UN experts, may amount to crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing.
Many Rohingya say that their young people are being pushed into the methamphetamine trade because they cannot legally work or, in many cases, access aid.
Nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh to escape a crackdown launched after nine policemen were killed in attacks on border posts on October 9 that Myanmar blamed on Rohingya militants.
The government forces providing security to workers preparing a border fence in Buthidaung township of Rakhine State were attacked by about 30 armed men.
The government last week said the situation in northern Rakhine had stabilised and that it had ended a four-month security crackdown on Rohingya Muslims.
The collapse of a trial in Canada about alleged corruption in the World Bank-funded construction of Bangladesh’s Padma bridge doesn’t mean what the government wants us to think.
A growing number of Rohingya girls are becoming victims of human traffickers, who sell them to Rohingya men as child brides in neighbouring Malaysia.
Police have killed about 50 suspected militants in shootouts since the attack, including the man they say was its main planner.
Since October nearly 70,000 Rohingya have fled from Myanmar’s Rakhine State to Bangladesh.
Rohingya songs and drawings are a form of resistance against the persecutions they face in Myanmar and in Bangladesh.
An island which floods at high tide seems to be the only possible solution Bangladesh could come up with to relocate around 69,000 fled Rohingya Muslims.
Arrests of trade union organisers and workers, along with the suspension of workers from their jobs, has been a great success for the employers.
The July attack in Dhaka’s diplomatic quarter was claimed by ISIS and was the worst militant attack in Bangladesh.
The feminisation of environmental migration is already underway in South Asia but governments are slow to recognise the role of climate change and there’s no policy action
Counter terrorism officials in Bangladesh have arrested Jahangir Alam for questioning, another suspected mastermind of the July attack on a bakery in Dhaka.
Social taboos and hostile work environments have kept women away from joining the media in Bangladesh. But this is slowly changing.
The agreement marks a rare bright spot in the troubled bilateral relations between the two countries who see the stateless Rohingya Muslims as the other’s problem.
UN reports state that the Rohingya crisis has resulted in 65,000 people fleeing Myanmar for Bangladesh in just the past three months.
Two Islamist militants, including one of the masterminds of last year’s Dhaka cafe terror attack, were killed in a gunfight with police during a pre-dawn raid.