Shambles in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s tenth general elections have been a shambles compared to their predecessors and need to be run again to restore the country’s democratic (...)

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 (...)

Locals try to extinguish a fire  after Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami activists set fire to a cotton store near Kamalapur railway station in Dhaka yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Andrew Biraj

The largest Islamist party in Bangladesh has been banned from taking part in the forthcoming general election on the grounds that it is against secula(...)

The scene at the Rana Plaza building collapse in Savar, Bangladesh, earlier today, where rescue workers have almost no hope of finding any more survivors. Photograph: Sajid Hossain/Reuters

Two western retailers have promised to compensate families of garment workers killed while making clothes for the retailers in a Bangladesh f(...)

Clothing chain Primark said it will pay an unspecified amount of compensation to the victims of the Bangladesh building collapse who worked for(...)