Delwar Hussain Sayedee’s death sentence reduced to life imprisonment

Bangladesh's highest court has reduced the death sentence of a prominent Jamaat-e-Islam leader, sparking protests by both his supporters and secular opponents. In a ruling...

Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Ghulam Azam passes away

The former leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, Professor Ghulam Azam, has died at the age of 91. The former ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami died from...

Jamaat-e-Islam’s Motiur Rahman Nizami sentenced to death for war crimes

An “International Crimes Tribunal” sentenced the leader of Bangladesh's Jamaat-e-Islami to death for war crimes committed during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in...

Bangladesh to deploy Israeli phone wiretapping system

The Israeli-American security firm Verint Systems is set to win a mass public surveillance contract in Bangladesh. The Dhaka-based newspaper The Daily Star reported last week...

Bangladesh High Court passes law stopping women being forced to wear burqa

The High Court of Bangladesh has ruled that women cannot be forced to wear the burqa or the niqab. This follows a similar but more...

Secular publisher hacked to death in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi publisher of secular books has been hacked to death in Dhaka on Saturday. Faisal Arefin Dipon, 43, was killed at his office in...

The killers of 13 year old Samiul Rajon sentenced to death

Six men have been sentenced to death in Bangladesh for torturing and murdering a 13-year-old boys in separate incidents earlier this year. Four men were...

Bangladesh hangs two opposition leaders over 1971 war crimes

Two Bangladeshi opposition leaders were executed yesterday for alleged war crimes committed during the 1971 independence struggle against Pakistan. Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan...

Bangladeshi “Tree Man” with rare skin disease to undergo surgery

A Bangladeshi man dubbed the "Tree Man" for huge bark-like warts on his hands and feet will be undergoing surgery to remove the unusual...

Bangladesh court rejects plans to remove Islam as state religion

Bangladesh High Court has rejected a petition calling for the removal of Islam as the official state religion.  The High Court dismissed the request and...