Bangladesh opposition alliance extends nationwide strike

 Bangladesh ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia`s 20- party opposition alliance announced on Tuesday an extension of its ongoing 72-hour nationwide strike in Bangladesh till Friday morning, demanding the safe return of a spokesperson.

Bangladesh's Zia defiant in first appearance since unrest

Bangladesh`s opposition leader Khaleda Zia vowed Friday to push on with her campaign to topple the government as she struck a defiant note in her first public appearance since being effectively confined to her office.

Bangladesh court defers hearing of Khaleda's petitions

The hearing of two petitions filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia relating to the Zia Orphanage Trust and Zia Charitable Trust graft cases has been deferred by a week Thursday.

Diplomats seek end to Bangladesh unrest as Zia misses court

 Diplomats called for an end to the violent unrest in Bangladesh as tensions rose further Wednesday when opposition leader Khaleda Zia again failed to appear at a corruption trial despite facing the threat of arrest.

Warrant issued to search (BNP) chairperson Khaleda's office

A Dhaka court on Sunday issued a warrant to search the office of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia after police said there could be explosives and fugitives harboured there.

Graft cases: Khaleda Zia says no confidence in Bangladesh court judge

Bangladesh opposition party chief Khaleda Zia on Sunday expressed no-confidence in a trial court judge hearing two graft cases involving over USD 6,50,000 which could see her jailed for life.

Violence in Bangladesh ahead of opposition's 72-hour strike

 Stray incidents of violence were reported in parts of Dhaka and elsewhere in the country on Saturday, ahead of former prime minister Khaleda Zia-led opposition alliance`s call for another round of strike from Sunday morning.

Bangladesh opposition calls another 72-hour strike

 Demanding fresh elections under a non-party caretaker government system, Bangladesh`s main opposition alliance Friday called another round of nationwide strike from Sunday morning.

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia

 A Bangladeshi court Wednesday issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings on graft charges, amid fears the move will worsen weeks-long deadly political turmoil.

Bangladesh opposition extends countrywide strike till Friday

Bangladesh's opposition alliance led by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) decided Tuesday to extend the ongoing nationwide strike till Friday morning, protesting against the "killing of opposition supporters".

Top opposition Bangladesh politician abducted amid unrest

A prominent Bangladesh opposition politician was abducted on Tuesday, allegedly by police, days after he appeared to say he was open to seeking military intervention to end the country`s deadly political crisis.

CCTV camera catches bombing on bus in Dhaka

A closed-circuit police camera has recorded the bombing on a bus in Dhaka during the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led opposition alliance`s blockade.

Bangladesh PM Hasina for speedy and harsh punishment of arsonists

 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday sought "speedy" and "harsh" punishments of arsonists and their backers as her government tries to quell the political violence that has claimed over 100 lives.

Bangladesh orders top Islamist to hang, fuelling unrest

Bangladesh`s war crimes tribunal ordered the execution of a senior Islamist leader Wednesday after convicting him of atrocities during the country`s 1971 independence war, triggering violence outside the court.

Blast near a sit-in against blockade in Bangladesh

A handmade bomb exploded near the site of a token hunger-strike by business groups in Dhaka demanding that the export-oriented readymade garment (RMG) sector be kept out of the purview of the ongoing transport blockade sponsored by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) since Jan 5.

UN sends official to broker peace deal to end Bangla unrest

UN chief Ban-Ki-moon has assigned a senior official to Bangladesh to broker a peace initiative in the ongoing political unrest that has claimed over 100 lives in the country.

No end to Bangladesh crisis without polls: Khaleda Zia

Opposition leader Khaleda Zia insisted today that there could be no resolution of Bangladesh's growing political crisis unless Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina agreed to stand down and allow new elections.

Hasina rejects talks as Bangladesh unrest toll exceeds 100

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday rejected a call for dialogue with the opposition, saying she will not talk to "murderers" of innocent people as the death toll in the recent political turmoil crossed 100.

Won't bow to violence: Bangladesh's ruling party

Bangladesh`s ruling Awami League party will not accept the BNP-led opposition alliance`s demands in the face of a violent agitation, it said Monday.

Nine killed in Bangladesh fire bomb attacks on bus, truck

At least nine people, including two children, were burned alive in Bangladesh when opposition activists hurled petrol bombs at a packed bus and a truck in the latest spasm of worsening political violence, police said on Saturday.