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Hundreds were injured and more than 70 killed when an eight-story building that housed factories and shopping stores on the outskirts of Bangladesh collapsed on Wednesday.
A number of the globe's most powerful countries "continued to repress or attack the means by which individuals can organize, assemble, or demand better performance from their rulers," according to the State Department's annual review of human rights worldwide released Friday.
The Chinese government's recent decision to build an array of new dams on rivers flowing to other countries seems set to roil inter-riparian relations in Asia and make it more difficult to establish rules-based water cooperation and sharing.
The discovery of a group of servers linked to an elusive espionage campaign is providing new details about a high-tech piece of spy software that some fear may be targeting dissidents living under oppressive regimes.
In “The thankless role in saving democracy in Bangladesh” (appearing online on 30 January 2013), Begum Khaleda Zia, a former prime minister of Bangladesh, places a laundry list of things surrounding Bangladesh’s political muck before the US administration seeking the latter’s intervention to “save” democracy.
In " The thankless role in saving democracy in Bangladesh" (Commentary, Jan. 30), Begum Khaleda Zia, the former prime minister of Bangladesh, places a laundry list of things surrounding Bangladesh's political muck before the U.S. administration, seeking the latter's intervention to "save" democracy. Ironically, the appeal comes from a tarnished politician, as she probably is to Bangladesh and the rest of the world, whose immediate past regime was termed as a "brutal kleptocracy" by the Economist magazine.
Police opened fire on protesters Tuesday as violence erupted in cities in Bangladesh over a war crimes tribunal's sentencing of a key Islamist party leader to life in prison.
Will 2013 be a watershed in U.S.-Bangladeshi relations? My country of 150 million people, located between India and Myanmar, has been independent since 1971, when the United States was one of the first nations to recognize our right to self-determination.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has alerted its global suppliers that it will immediately drop them if they subcontract their work to factories that haven't been authorized by the discounter.