Khaleda Zia

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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 (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(...)

A Bangladeshi man throws a shoe at a Motiur Rahman Nizami poster to celebrate the execution of the Jamaat-e-Islami party’s senior leader outside Dhaka’s central jail in Bangladesh. Photograph: AP Photo

Bangladesh hanged an Islamist party leader, Motiur Rahman Nizami, on Wednesday for genocide and other crimes committed during a 1971 war of independen(...)

Bangladeshi residents who suffered burn injuries look on at a hospital after a petrol bomb attack on a bus in Gaibandha, some 285 km from Dhaka. Photograph: Quddis Alam/AFP/Getty Images

Attackers in Bangladesh have thrown crude fire bombs at a packed bus and a moving truck in two separate incidents, killing at least nine people and in(...)

Attackers have thrown petrol bombs on a packed passenger bus in Dhaka, leaving at least seven people dead and 16 others injured. Photograph: Abir Abdullah/EPA

Attackers have thrown petrol bombs on a packed passenger bus in Dhaka, leaving at least seven people dead and 16 others injured.The attack, by an unid(...)

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(...)