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American-Bangladeshi writer, activist killed by suspected Islamists in Dhaka on February 26

American-Bangladeshi writer and blogger, Avijit Roy, and his wife, were attacked after leaving a book fair during the evening hours of February 26 near TSC intersection at Dhaka University in Dhaka. The assailants were said to have used cold weapons, possibly machetes. … Continue reading

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BNP calls for two-day general strike in Bangladesh’s Dhaka; US government orders personnel to restrict movement as violence continues

Amidst continued violence and heightened political tensions,  the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) called for a 48-hour hartal or general strike in Dhaka and Khulna, south of the capital, on January 21-23. The strike action, meant to shut down the capital, … Continue reading

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