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Singapore arrests Bangladeshi man for planning to fight in Kashmir

A Bangladeshi man, who was plotting attacks against Hindus in his own country and planning to fight in Kashmir, has been arrested by Singapore's...

Bangladesh vows to speed up efforts to convict human traffickers

Bangladesh is accelerating efforts to bring human traffickers to justice, the law minister said on Tuesday, after a special court set up to clear a...

Shakib gets bodyguard after Islamist threats

Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been given an armed bodyguard after he was threatened by Islamists for attending a Hindu ceremony in neighbouring...

New internet rules to give Pakistan blanket powers of censorship

Pakistan is all set to roll out new internet rules that critics say will give the government wide powers of censorship after rejecting requests...

Transgender people to gain inheritance rights in Bangladesh

Transgender people will soon be able to inherit property from their families, Bangladesh's law minister said Sunday, the latest effort to give the minority group...

Police in Bangladesh launch all-woman team to fight digital abuse

Bangladeshi police launched an all-woman unit on Monday to tackle a rise in online abuse and harassment targeting women, the country's police chief said,...

Bangladeshi teen wins children’s prize for online fight

A Bangladeshi teenager made an impassioned plea Friday for stronger global action against cyberbullying and online crime involving children as he received a prestigious...

Bangladesh extends school shutdown over second Covid-19 wave

Bangladesh is extending its closure of schools and educational institutions which were last open in March until Dec. 19 amid fears of a second wave...

Myanmar opposition rejects ‘unfair’ election

Myanmar's military-aligned opposition party on Wednesday rejected the results of this week's election as "unfair" and called for a fresh vote - a demand...

Bangladesh seeks Interpol’s help to arrest trafficking kingpins

Bangladesh has shared details of suspected human traffickers with Interpol for the first time, a police official said on Tuesday, as it seeks to stop...