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 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.
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 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.
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.
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'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".
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.
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`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.
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.
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.
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.
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.