Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina - updates

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600,000 deployed for Bangladesh vote marred by violence

Dec 29, 2018 - 4:52 PM

Authorities deploy about 600,000 police, army and other security forces ahead of Sunday's vote, following a deadly campaign of clashes and the arrests of opposition activists

VIOLENT END. Election campaigning in Bangladesh ended on December 28 ahead of the parliamentary election on December 30 with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina seeking a record fourth term in power. Photo by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Bangladesh election campaign ends in anger

Dec 27, 2018 - 8:00 PM

At least 6 people from both opposing parties have been killed since the start of election campaign in November due to heated rallies among their respective supporters

HEATED. Bangladeshi pedestrians walk under posters of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League election candidates hanging over a street during the general election campaign in Dhaka on December 21, 2018. File Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

Bangladesh opposition to challenge Hasina in election

Nov 11, 2018 - 7:47 PM

The opposition says thousands of its activists have been detained in recent months, depriving it of a grassroots presence necessary to fight any polls

Bangladesh in mourning after hostage bloodbath

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:44 AM

Flags are being flown at half mast in government offices and at other sites across the country while funerals of the two Bangladeshi victims are expected to be held

TERROR ATTACK. Bangladeshi soldiers and police walk along a street leading to an upscale restaurant in Dhaka on July 2, 2016, following a bloody siege there by armed attackers that began on July 1. Photo from STR / 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