Ruling, opposition parties resume talks in Dhaka

Two days after UN envoy Oscar Fernandez-Taranco`s left Dhaka, Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League (AL) and main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) resumed discussions over handling the political stalemate.

UN launches effort to end political deadlock in Bangladesh

UN on Saturday launched a mission in Bangladesh to end political turmoil triggered by a standoff between the country`s two main parties over the general elections scheduled for January 5.

Indian foreign secretary to visit Bangladesh on December 4

As political uncertainly gripped Bangladesh ahead of the January 5 general election, Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh is scheduled to visit the country on December 4 for bilateral consultations.

UN official to visit Bangladesh ahead of polls

Nearly seven months after his maiden initiative to mediate talks between Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League and the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) over the nature of a polls-time government, senior UN official Oscar Fernandez-Taranco will visit the country next week.

`Elections important step toward democracy in Maldives`

Multi-party Presidential Elections were held in the Maldives for the first time in 2008, ending 30 years of one-party rule.