Taoiseach Enda Kenny opens the Primark store in Berlin last week.

The Taoiseach’s decision to open Primark’s new store in Berlin last week was not an unqualified success. He managed to incur the wrath of many on soci(...)

The collapse of the Rana Plaza building outside Dhaka resulted in the death of 1,130 people, mostly garment workers. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Bangladesh’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed a case with local police accusing 17 people of breaching regulations over the construction of (...)

Relatives show pictures of garment workers believed to be trapped under the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building last year. Clothes brands have been criticised for not doing enough to help families of victims. Photograph: Reuters

A call has been made for well known clothes brands to make “immediate and significant” payments to a fund set up to raise money for the victims(...)

Bangladesh’s prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed at a press conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, yesterday. On Sunday, her ruling Awami League party won one of the most violent elections in the country’s history. Photograph: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

Bangladesh’s prime minister says new polls could be called in the troubled south Asian nation if the opposition ends the violent protests in which hun(...)

Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League won a violence-plagued parliamentary election whose outcome was never in doubt after a boycott by the main opposition(...)

Jamaat Islami and Bangladesh Nationalist Party activists chase Awami League activists during a clash in Rajshahi. Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League was poised to win a violence-plagued parliamentary election. Photograph: Reuters

Bangladeshi opposition parties promised a new campaign of protest yesterday, hours after polls closed in a controversial and violence-hit general elec(...)

 A woman shows her finger colored with ink after casting her vote at a centre in the tenth national elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh, today. Photograph: EPA

Voters in Bangladesh cast ballots in modest numbers amid heavy security today in parliamentary elections boycotted by the main opposition, marred by d(...)

Workers  sit in front of posters of the election candidates  during a strike in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

Nearly 60 polling stations in Bangladesh were set on fire and three people were killed on the eve of tomorrow’s electio.The ruling Awami League looks (...)

Brush with death: rescuers pull a garment worker alive from the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters

It was an image of horror that made people in the West think uncomfortable thoughts about the human cost of the clothes on their backs: a couple embra(...)

Bangladeshi youth cheer after the execution of the death sentence of the Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Molla in Dhaka today. Mollah has been hanged for his alleged crimes against humanity in 1971 the first execution of a war criminal in Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh executed Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah today for war crimes he committed in 1971, in a move likely to spark more violent p(...)