Bangladesh released opposition leader Khaleda Zia from jail on Wednesday for six months to allow the two-time former prime minister to undergo urgent medical treatment.
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Indian subcontinent has topped 500 amid fears that inadequate health facilities could be overwhelmed in a region home to nearly 1.9 billion people.
Women in Bangladesh are promoting hygiene in the world's largest refugee settlement to prevent coronavirus from spreading there, aid workers said on Wednesday, after the nation reported its first case of the disease.
At least 14 people drowned and dozens more were unaccounted for after a boat carrying Rohingya refugees sank off southern Bangladesh early Tuesday, officials say.
Bangladesh has controversial plans to forcefully accommodate 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees on a flood-prone island, while more than 750,000 people are currently living in irregular, unsanitary, and crowded camps.
People in Bangladesh have protested the United States’ assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest Sunday of former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others on charges alleging they embezzled nearly half a million dollars, a prosecutor said.
Bangladesh’s ambassador to Iran says his country is providing the Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar with basic needs and other types of assistance.
At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials said.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has launched genocide hearings against Myanmar, as the first major legal attempt to bring the country to justice over horrific atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims.