A relative consoles  the children of Mahmuda Khanam Mitu, the wife of a police superintendent who had been cracking down on militant attacks, after she was stabbed and shot to death by militants while taking her son to school   in Chittagong, Bangladesh, last Sunday. Photograph:  EPA/STR

The young man, inching past a crowded checkpoint near a truck stand in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, caught the attention of an alert police officer. H(...)

Members of the Gonojagoron Mancha movement shout slogans as they attend a protest rally after the verdict was announced in the trial over the murder of blogger Rajib Haider, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

A court in Bangladesh has sentenced two people to death and jailed six others for killing an online critic of religious militancy in 2013. They are t(...)

People gather on the spot where Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy was killed in  Dhaka, Bangladesh,  on Thursday evening. Roy, a prominent Bangladeshi-US blogger, was attacked with his wife by machete-wielding assailants while walking in the streets. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism has been hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh’s(...)