Hasina Wajed

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A Japanese official take cover after visiting the Holey Artisan Bakery, site of the June 2nd massacre in Dhaka. Photograph: Reuters/Adnan Abidi

Over the past two years, Bangladesh has been shaken by more than 30 brutal murders of individuals deemed enemies of extremist Islam: atheist bloggers,(...)

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(...)

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(...)