One year on, some survivors of the factory collapse in Bangladesh have gone back to work. There are industry-wide efforts to improve safety, but challenges remain.
Bangladesh witnessed high-levels of political violence before today’s election. The ruling Awami League won, but an opposition boycott signals tough times ahead.
The execution could add to the violence already rocking the country ahead of January elections.
Protests shut down Bangladesh this week after a war-crimes tribunal sentenced a prominent Islamist politician to 90 years in prison.
Counter to the common perception of Bangladesh as hopelessly impoverished, the country has dramatically reduced overall child mortality in recent decades.
Minority Rohingya Muslims who have long alleged persecution by the Buddhists in Myanmar, say Buddhist families from Bangladesh are now being resettled on their land.
AKM Yusuf, the leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, was arrested in Dhaka and charged with crimes related to Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.
Tragedies in Bangladesh, including a deadly fire last night in Dhaka, have given new momentum to British campaigns to improve conditions at foreign factories that supply domestic retailers.
Many hundreds have been rescued so far. But a fire broke out today amid the rubble of the collapsed building, ending hopes of saving a known survivor named Shahinur.
Concerns about safety conditions in garment factories sourced by Western retailers were revived when a factory collapsed after serious cracks were found in the building yesterday.
Bengladeshi labor leader Aminul Islam disappeared from the country’s main textile center of Ashulia on Wednesday after receiving a call from a worker requesting assistance.