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340 Myanmar troops flee into Bangladesh during fighting with armed ethnic group

Feb. 08, 2024 10:08 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — About 340 members of Myanmar's Border Guard Police and soldiers have fled into Bangladesh during fighting with an ethnic minority army, Bangladesh's foreign minister said Thursday. Hasan Mahmud said 340 security personnel had entered Bangladesh by Wednesday. He...

For the first time, Myanmar forces flee into Bangladesh during fighting with an ethnic armed group

Feb. 05, 2024 13:57 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — More than 100 members of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police have fled their posts and taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape fighting between Myanmar security forces and an ethnic minority army, an official with Bangladesh's border agency said Monday. It is the...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

Jan. 11, 2024 22:04 PM EST

Jan. 4-11, 2024 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images in the Asia-Pacific region made or published by The Associated Press in the past week. Devotees crowd during the annual Black Nazarene procession in Manila, Philippines, supporters of the...

The US and UK say Bangladesh's elections extending Hasina's rule were not credible

Jan. 08, 2024 21:44 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The United States and the United Kingdom said the elections that extended Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s rule were not credible, free and fair. Both countries, which have trade and development ties with Bangladesh, also condemned political...

Bangladesh's democracy is strained as Hasina wins a 4th term in a boycotted, low turnout vote

Jan. 08, 2024 19:35 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has swept to power for a fourth consecutive term in Bangladesh, following an election on Sunday that was boycotted by opposition parties and marked by violent protests and international scrutiny. Her Awami League party won 222...

Hasina wins Bangladesh vote, but low turnout and opposition boycott raise doubts over its legitimacy

Jan. 07, 2024 23:20 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has won an overwhelming majority in Bangladesh's parliamentary election after a campaign fraught with violence and a boycott from the main opposition party, giving her and her Awami League a fourth consecutive term. While the...

A fire in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh guts more than 1,000 shelters

Jan. 07, 2024 05:32 AM EST

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A fire raced through a crammed camp of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh's southern coastal district of Cox’s Bazar, gutting more than 1,000 shelters and leaving thousands homeless, a fire official and the United Nations said Sunday. The fire broke...

Bangladesh's main opposition party starts a 48-hour general strike ahead of Sunday's election

Jan. 06, 2024 11:53 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh’s main opposition party on Saturday started a 48-hour general strike on the eve on a general election, calling on people to boycott the vote because it says the government of incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina can’t guarantee its fairness. ...

Thousands of opposition activists languish in prison as Bangladesh gears up for national election

Jan. 06, 2024 07:44 AM EST

DHAKA (AP) — Fazlur Rahman died on a hospital floor with his hands and legs still cuffed, his son Mohammad said, his voice breaking while recalling his father's final moments. Rahman, 63, was one of thousands of opposition activists who were arrested in the months leading to...

Apparent arson on a train in Bangladesh kills 4 ahead of tense Sunday election

Jan. 05, 2024 23:26 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An apparent arson fire on a train in Bangladesh’s capital killed four people late Friday and added to the country’s extreme tension ahead of Sunday’s parliamentary elections that the opposition is seeking to boycott and disrupt with a general strike. ...