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Serajul Quadir

In fear of the state: Bangladeshi journalists self-censor as election approaches

Dec 12 2018

DHAKA With less than a month to go to a general election, many journalists in Bangladesh say they are living in fear of ever-tightening media laws and engaging in self-censorship as a result.

Two dead, dozens injured in Bangladesh clashes as election nears

Dec 12 2018

DHAKA Political clashes in Bangladesh left two campaign workers dead and injured dozens more, police said on Wednesday, as tensions soared before a general election on Dec. 30.

Bangladesh briefly shuts dozens of online news sites, citing security concerns

Dec 10 2018

DHAKA Bangladesh's telecoms regulator shut down dozens of online news portals for several hours on Monday, citing security reasons, as officials scrutinize hundreds of sites before a parliamentary election this month.

Bangladesh opposition coalition cry foul over rejected nominations

Dec 03 2018

DHAKA An alliance of opposition parties accused Bangladesh's Election Commission (EC) on Monday of being biased in favor of the ruling Awami League Party after it rejected nearly a quarter of the candidates the alliance nominated for elections on Dec. 30.

U.S. to send observers to Bangladesh election amid opposition concerns

Dec 01 2018

DHAKA The United States will send 12 teams of observers and fund thousands of domestic observers to monitor an election in Bangladesh it hopes will be free and fair, a senior official at the U.S. embassy in Dhaka said.

Bangladesh court bails jailed photographer who was critical of government

Nov 15 2018

DHAKA A court in Bangladesh granted bail on Thursday to photographer and social activist Shahidul Alam, his lawyer said, in a case widely seen as a test for freedom of speech ahead of a general election next month.

Bangladesh police break up opposition protest as election nears

Nov 14 2018

DHAKA Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at opposition party supporters in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday as tension soared weeks before a general election.

Bangladesh police break up opposition protest as election nears

Nov 14 2018

DHAKA Bangladesh police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at opposition party supporters in the capital Dhaka on Wednesday as tension soared weeks before a general election.

Bangladesh delays general election by a week to December 30

Nov 12 2018

DHAKA Bangladesh will defer general elections by a week, to Dec. 30, a top election official said on Monday, partially meeting demands from several opposition parties for more time to prepare.

Bangladesh opposition parties including BNP to contest election

Nov 11 2018

DHAKA An alliance of opposition parties in Bangladesh, including the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), said on Sunday it plans to contest the Dec. 23 general election, despite the ruling Awami League rejecting a series of its demands.

World News

U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.