Khaleda Zia - updates

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Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia for 5 years

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:28 PM

Khaleda Zia is found guilty of stealing $252,000 from a trust created for an orphanage, a charge she had dismissed as politically motivated

KHALEDA ZIA. Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia speaks during a press conference in Dhaka on February 7, 2018. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Thousands celebrate historic India-Bangladesh border pact

Jun 07, 2015 - 3:30 PM

An historic agreement will now allow thousands living in enclaves near the Bangladesh India border to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo

LEADERS. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L), Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina (C) and the Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee (R) wave after a flag-off bus service between India and Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 6, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Bangladesh court issues arrest warrant for opposition leader

Feb 25, 2015 - 3:03 PM

A Bangladeshi court issues an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings for graft charges

In this file photo, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia speaks to journalists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 05 January 2015. Abir Abdullah/EPA

No end in sight to 'slow-burn' Bangladesh turmoil

Feb 16, 2015 - 10:19 AM

Observers fear the latest bloodshed which has killed more than 80 people this year could become part of everyday life in this country of 160 million

ANGER IN THE STREETS. Activists of the ruling party supported Awami League's labor front Sramik League shout slogans as they are stopped by the law enforcement officials while they have marched towards the Bangladesh Nationalist Party Chairperson Khaleda Zia?s Gulshan office in Dhaka, Bangladesh 09 February 2015. Abir Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh charges opposition leader as unrest deepens

Feb 04, 2015 - 4:12 PM

The charges are the latest for 69 year old Khaleda Zia Police said last week she was under investigation for abetting and instigating other recent firebombings

Bangladesh's Zia loses court battle on corruption charges

Sep 14, 2014 - 1:56 PM

Bangladesh s highest court rejects appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia in Gulistan, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 20 May 2012. Abir Abdullah/EPA

Sheikh Hasina sworn in as Bangladesh prime minister

Jan 12, 2014 - 6:42 PM

UPDATED Sheikh Hasina has insisted her win in the January 5 elections was legitimate despite the vote being boycotted by the opposition and its allies in the deadliest election violence in the country s history

File photo by AFP

Deadlocked Bangladesh swears in contested parliament

Jan 09, 2014 - 2:06 PM

Analysts say the new parliament could be short lived as Hasina faces a worsening political crisis and a mounting calls for new polls from the opposition

DEFIANT. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in a media conference following the 10th national election at Gonobhaban in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 06 January 2014. Abid Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh PM defiant after violent election victory

Jan 07, 2014 - 8:43 AM

UPDATED Hasina accused the Bangladesh Nationalist Party of making a mistake by shunning the vote and made clear she was not in the mood to offer any olive branches to BNP leader Khaleda Zia

DEFIANT. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks in a media conference following the 10th national election at Gonobhaban in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 06 January 2014. Abid Abdullah/EPA

Bangladesh stares into abyss after bloody vote 'farce'

Jan 06, 2014 - 8:14 AM

UPDATED The deaths of at least 18 people in election day violence underlined the polarization in a country that only won its independence in 1971

ELECTION VIOLENCE. Election materials burn following an attack on a polling station in the northern town of Bogra on January 5, 2014. AFP Photo

Polling stations firebombed in deadly Bangladesh vote

Jan 05, 2014 - 6:19 PM

Police said at least 13 people had been killed and more than 200 polling stations were set on fire or trashed by mobs in a bid by the opposition to wreck the one sided contest

Fear stalks Bangladesh as vote 'farce' begins

Jan 05, 2014 - 10:23 AM

UPDATED A huge security operation involving 50 000 troops has been mounted to ensure the eight hours of voting passes off smoothly

DHAKA COMMUTE. A Bangladeshi flag flutters in the wind as cycle rickshaw drivers ferry commuters down an avenue in Dhaka on January 4, 2014. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Clashes erupt in Bangladesh as opposition march gets underway

Dec 29, 2013 - 5:18 PM

Clashes between police and demonstrators erupt as a march is underway to thwart next month s general election

4 dead on final day of Bangladesh strike

Oct 30, 2013 - 7:50 AM

After a series of mass rallies at the weekend the BNP and its Islamist allies launched a three day general strike ending Tuesday