Muslims in India, Bangladesh celebrate Eid subdued by virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Muslims in India and Bangladesh joined prayers to celebrate a subdued Eid-al Fitr on Monday, marking the end of the Ramadan holy month by seeking blessings for a world free fr...

Cyclone dumps rain on India, Bangladesh, 2M head to shelters

NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful cyclone began dumping rain on coastal India and Bangladesh early Wednesday as more than 2 million people were being moved to shelters before the storm hits land in the afte...

India, Bangladesh brace for cyclone in the midst of pandemic

NEW DELHI (AP) — A strong cyclone was moving toward India and Bangladesh on Tuesday as authorities were trying to evacuate millions of people while maintaining social distancing. Amp...

After weeks at sea, over 250 Rohingya land in Bangladesh

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — More than 250 Rohingya Muslim refugees who had been floating for weeks on a fishing boat in the Bay of Bengal arrived Friday on an island in southern Bangladesh, officials said...

Rohingya refugees floating at sea land on Bangladesh island

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least 29 Rohingya refugees from a fishing boat floating in the Bay of Bengal for weeks have landed on an island in southern Bangladesh, officials said Sunday. ...

Bangladesh factories resume work, risking new virus cases

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh has reopened hundreds of its garment factories this week after nearly one month of closures to fight the coronavirus pandemic in a move critics say risks igniting a...

May Day marks pain, not celebration for workers hit by virus

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year, many in Asia are shut up at home, riding out the coronavirus ...

Bangladesh reopens 600 apparel factories despite virus risk

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Nearly a month after Bangladesh ordered garment factories shuttered to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the industry is reopening hundreds of them despite risks the disea...

Hundreds of Bangladeshi garment workers demand unpaid wages

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Hundreds of Bangladeshi workers who produce garments for global brands protested in Dhaka and blocked a highway outside the capital on Thursday to demand unpaid wages during a...

Bangladesh rescues 382 Rohingya drifting at sea for weeks

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's coast guard has rescued 382 starving Rohingya refugees who had been drifting at sea for weeks after failing to reach Malaysia, officials said Thursday. ...

Bangladesh executes killer of country's independence leader

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh have executed a killer of the country’s independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination, a prison official s...

Bangladesh arrests fugitive killer of independence leader

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh arrested a fugitive killer of the country’s independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on Tuesday, nearly 45 years after the brutal assassination, the coun...

Crowded in camps, Rohingya refugees vulnerable to virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Aid workers are bracing for a possible outbreak of the coronavirus in one of the world's largest refugee camps in Bangladesh, with officials warning that containing the diseas...

Bangladesh garment makers say $3B in orders lost to virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh garment manufacturers says fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, though a handful have agr...

Soldiers enforce 10-day shutdown in Bangladesh to slow virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh deployed soldiers and police on Thursday to enforce the start of a nationwide 10-day shutdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the densely populated country...