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Bangladesh ruling party poised to cruise as opposition boycotts poll

Bangladesh ruling party poised to cruise as opposition boycotts poll

  With a brass band, horse-drawn carriages and political posters flapping overhead, the rally in an old section of the Bangladesh capital had all the trappings of a spirited election.…

Protests against Bangladesh election turn violent

Protests against Bangladesh election turn violent

Violent clashes erupted in Bangladesh on Sunday as opposition supporters took to the streets to protest against a January 5 general election which they are boycotting. The opposition says it…

Bangladesh violence risks spinning out of control as polls near

  When an ally in Bangladesh’s ruling coalition threatened this month to pull out of upcoming elections, elite troops broke open the gates of the party leader’s home, brushed aside…

Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed

Four killed in Bangladesh clashes after Islamist leader executed

  At least four people were killed in Bangladesh on Friday when supporters of Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah vented their fury at his execution for war crimes committed during…

Nisha Desai Sworn-in as Assistant Secretary of State for S. Asia

Nisha Desai Sworn-in as Assistant Secretary of State for S. Asia

  Washington’s rebalance to Asia recognizes the vital link South Asia has in the security and prosperity of the United States, said the top official sworn in as Assistant Secretary…