- US: Patience with Sri Lanka could 'wear thin' Updated: Dec-03-13 2:09 pm
- Bangladesh strikes make working a dangerous move Updated: Nov-29-13 4:43 am
- Fire guts closed garment factory in Bangladesh Updated: Nov-28-13 9:25 pm
- Column: A tale of two Christmases Updated: Nov-27-13 4:17 pm
- 7 die in political violence as Bangladesh vote set Updated: Nov-26-13 10:37 am
- Bangladesh announces polls despite boycott threat Updated: Nov-25-13 10:31 am
- Senator: Bangladesh still lags on labor rights Updated: Nov-22-13 5:24 pm
- Bangladesh man pleads guilty in 1989 N. Ind. death Updated: Nov-22-13 2:32 pm
- American gets some local help at Royal Melbourne Updated: Nov-21-13 7:11 pm
- Bangladesh to inspect safety of garment factories Updated: Nov-21-13 10:43 am
- Myanmar gov't: UN can't force Rohingya citizenship Updated: Nov-21-13 8:44 am
- Medical: Premature births could be helped by simple... Updated: Nov-20-13 3:20 pm
- UN to Myanmar: Make Rohingya Muslims citizens Updated: Nov-20-13 12:28 am
- Bangladesh police clash with garment workers Updated: Nov-19-13 10:37 am
- Bangladesh opposition rejects offer to join gov't Updated: Nov-18-13 8:25 am
- Wal-Mart: Some Bangladesh factories failed audits Updated: Nov-17-13 11:16 pm
- Bangladesh garment factories reopen after clashes Updated: Nov-14-13 1:07 am
- Dozens hurt in Bangladesh garment factory protest Updated: Nov-12-13 5:50 am
- 1 dead, scores hurt in latest Bangladesh protest Updated: Nov-10-13 10:49 am
- Bangladesh authorities arrest opposition leaders Updated: Nov-09-13 7:14 am
- Siddikur takes sole lead of Indian Open by 2 shots Updated: Nov-08-13 9:50 am
- Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar's Rohingya Updated: Nov-06-13 4:00 pm
- Bangladesh passes law for closer Grameen oversight Updated: Nov-06-13 5:37 am
WASHINGTON - International patience could wear thin with Sri Lanka unless it takes action to address allegations of atrocities during the island nation's civil war, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia said Tuesday.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - The rickshaw driver was approaching an intersection in Bangladesh's capital when two men stopped his vehicle, doused it with gasoline and set it ablaze. The reason: He had gone to work.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A fire has destroyed a nine-story garment factory near Bangladesh's capital, but officials say no casualties have been reported.
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DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's opposition blocked roads, railways and waterways on Tuesday to protest government plans to hold a general election on Jan. 5, the latest turn in a violent political crisis that has paralyzed the country.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's government announced Monday that it will hold parliamentary elections on Jan. 5 despite a boycott threat by opposition parties.
WASHINGTON - Bangladesh has yet to meet benchmarks set by the U.S. government for restoration of trade benefits suspended after a garment factory collapse that killed more than 1,100 people, an influential Democratic senator said Friday.
ANGOLA, Indiana - A man who fled to his native Bangladesh more than two decades ago after he was charged with murder in the death of a romantic rival from northeastern Indiana pleaded guilty Friday to voluntary manslaughter.
MELBOURNE, Australia - Kevin Streelman received what turned out to be some vital local knowledge before his first round in the World Cup at Royal Melbourne.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh will begin inspections of its export-oriented garment factories on Friday to assess the buildings and how safe they are from fire and electrical accidents, an official said.
YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar will not allow itself to be pressured by a U.N. resolution calling on it to grant citizenship to members of the Muslim ethnic minority that identify themselves as Rohingya, an official said Thursday.
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UNITED NATIONS - The General Assembly's human rights committee passed a resolution urging Myanmar to give the stateless Rohingya minority equal access to citizenship and to crack down on Buddhist violence against them and other Muslims in the southeast Asian nation.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Police said they fired rubber bullets and tear gas Tuesday to disperse thousands of garment workers who rampaged through industrial towns in Bangladesh to protest the killing of two factory workers during a demonstration for higher wages.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A U.S. official urged Bangladesh's feuding politicians on Monday to hold a dialogue to end their impasse, as the country's main opposition party rejected an invitation from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to join what she calls an all-party government to oversee national elections scheduled for January.
NEW YORK - Wal-Mart said about 10 of more than six dozen Bangladesh garment factories failed safety checks in audits it commissioned.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - More than 200 Bangladesh garment factories reopened Thursday after the country's prime minister stepped in to resolve clashes over minimum wages.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Riot police fired tear gas to battle thousands of stone-throwing garment workers who rampaged through two industrial towns in Bangladesh during a protest over wages Tuesday that closed at least 200 factories and left dozens of people injured, police said.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Opposition activists in Bangladesh clashed with police and ruling party members Sunday on the first day of a four-day general strike amid concerns by businesses that the country will suffer terribly if the ongoing chaos does not immediately stop.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladeshi authorities have arrested three senior leaders of the main opposition party amid increasing tensions ahead of next year's elections, an official said Saturday.
NEW DELHI - Mohammad Siddikur of Bangladesh shot a second consecutive 6-under-par 66 for a two-shot clubhouse lead in the Indian Open as the second round ended early because of bad light on Friday.
WASHINGTON - Images of homeless and stateless Rohingya Muslims forced to flee a deadly outbreak of sectarian violence in Myanmar are being projected onto the outside walls of the Holocaust Memorial Museum, putting a spotlight on a tragedy that has unfolded as the former pariah state has won praise for embracing democracy.
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh passed a law bringing the pioneering Grameen Bank under closer central bank supervision, a move bitterly opposed by its founder Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus who warns of a government takeover of an institution lauded for alleviating poverty.