Bangladeshi left-wing activists protest against the Awami League’s election victory. Photograph: Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Opposition members of Bangladesh’s parliament boycotted a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, after rejecting results of the general election on Decembe(...)

 Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote at a polling station in Dhaka. Photograph: STR/EPA

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s alliance won Bangladesh’s election with a thumping majority, the country’s Election Commission said on Monday, giving h(...)

Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina (right) flashes the victory symbol after casting her vote, as her daughter Saima Wazed Hossain (left) and her sister Sheikh Rehana (centre) look on at a polling station in Dhaka on December 30th Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The leader of Bangladesh’s opposition alliance has described Sunday’s general election as “farcical”, saying any outcome would be rejected and demandi(...)

A group of lawyers protest at the high court in Dhaka on Thursday after former prime minister  Khaleda Zia was sentenced to five years in prison. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh opposition leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia was jailed on Thursday for corruption, but plans to appeal against her five-year t(...)

Bangladeshi labourers:  while Bangladesh is one of the world’s poorest countries its  gross domestic product grew 6.1 per cent in 2014. Photograph:  Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images

Bangladesh, one of the world’s poorest countries, is not necessarily a place you would think of when exploring future possibilities in south Asia. In (...)

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(...)

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(...)