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On 30 November in Asian history

Andrés Bonifacio

ON 30 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November 30, 2017

1600: Death of Nanda Bayin, Burmese king , born on November 5, 1535
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Nanda_Bayin.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39846662

Nanda Bayin

1719: Death of Yamamoto Tsunetomo, samurai, born on June 12, 1659
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Yamamoto_Tsunetomo

1814:  End of the Battle of Nalapani, the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal from 1814 to 1816
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani
http://nepalitimes.com/article/nation/The-Pashmina-War,1024

1858: Birth of Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian scientist who died on November 23, 1937
http://www.niyam.com/writing/httech4u/indianscientists/indianscientists.php?jcbose

1863: Birth of Andrès Bonifacio, father of the Philippine revolution, founder of the Katipunan secret organization in 1892
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9s_Bonifacio
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/philippines/p/Biography-of-Andres-Bonifacio-Filipino-Anti-Colonial-Leader.htm?nl=1
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/786/today-in-philippine-history-november-30-1863-andres-bonifacio-was-born-in-tondo-manila

Andrés Bonifacio

1908: The US Secretary of State and Japan’s ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an ‘open door’ policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3401803650.html
https://mstartzman.pbworks.com/w/page/35732892/Root%20Takahira%20Agreement%20%281908%29%20%28fourth%29

1922: First speed test of the first genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_H%C5%8Dsh%C5%8D
http://www.navypedia.org/ships/japan/jap_cv_hosho.htm

1927: Japan dedicates first subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)

1928: Birth of Takako Doi, chairwoman of the Japanese Socialist Party (1986-1991) who died on September 20, 2014
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/doi_takako.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Doi

1930: Death of Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Ceylon Tamil statesman, born on April 15, 1851
http://www.jaffnaroyalfamily.org/ponnambalam.php

1937: Birth of Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese writer
http://adelineyenmah.com/about
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adeline_Yen_Mah

1940: The Japanese government announced its recognition of the Wang Jingwei collaborationist regime
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reorganized_National_Government_of_the_Republic_of_China
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/history-national-govt.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11261.html

1941: Dutch naval forces in the Indies begin mobilizing

1942: During the Guadalcanal Campaign, in the Battle of Tassafaronga, a smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizo Tanaka defeats a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/battles/tassafaronga.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tassafaronga


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPzny178boM

1946: French issue an ultimatum ordering Viet Minh forces to withdraw from Haiphong. The Hanoi embassy reports that the Vietnamese Government has partly evacuated the city

1949: Chinese People’s Liberation Army takes Nationalist capital Chongqing

1949: India recognizes the People’s Republic of China

1950: US president Truman says that the use of nuclear weapon in Korea war is always under study

1951: Following a military coup, Phibun Songgram  (or Songkhram)  is re-appointed as Thai premier
 
http://www.tour-bangkok-legacies.com/phibun-songkhram.html

1953: Death of Benegal Narsing Rau Indian diplomat, president of UN Security Council (1950), born on February 26, 1887
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2003/12/01/stories/2003120100400800.htm

1955: Birth of Gordon Liu (Liu Jiahui), Chinese national arts film actor
http://www.gordon-liu.com/about-gordon


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIklYwwd4wE

1957: Grenade attack on Sukarno at Cikini School in Jakarta. Six children are killed, over a hundred wounded. Sukarno escapes almost unharmed

1962: U Thant is unanimously elected General Secretary of United Nations, succeeding the late Hammarskjöld
https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/formersg/u-thant
http://www.biography.com/people/u-thant-9504735

1964: Foundation of the Kabataang Makabayan or Patriot Youth (A youth communist movement) in the Philippines by José Maria Sison
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071227015825AA7Bms5

1965: Birth of Prince Akishino (born Fumihito), second son of Emperor Akihito and father of the only one grandson in the emperor
http://www.nndb.com/people/947/000112611/

Akishino 2

1967: Foundation of the Pakistan People’s Party with Zukfikar Ali Bhutto as first chairman
https://www.dawn.com/news/688790

1967: Pro-Soviet communists in the Philippines establish Malayang Pagkakaisa ng Kabataan Pilipino as its new youth wing
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Malayang_Pagkakaisa_ng_Kabataan_Pilipino

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGzReAJvyCA

1972: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells he press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000

1973: Birth of Lim Chang-jung, South Korean actor
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0510514/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQGysf5Ammg

1982: The motion picture “Gandhi” has its world premiere in New Delhi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi_(film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083987/

1984: Death of Lim Yew Hock, second chief minister of Singapore  (1956-1959), born on October 15, 1914
https://remembersingapore.org/2012/11/13/the-curious-case-of-lim-yew-hock/
http://www.liquisearch.com/lim_yew_hock

1987: China and Laos resume full ambassadorial level relations

1987: Afghanistan Constitution is adopted
http://www.afghan-web.com/history/const/const1987.html

1993 : Death of Indian Jesuit theologian Sebastian Kappen
http://www.ucanews.com/story-archive/?post_name=/1993/12/20/liberation-theologian-jesuit-father-sebastian-kappen-dies-in-bangalore&post_id=44465
http://mctvizag.blogspot.fr/2013/06/new-insights-of-ecclesiology-in.html

Sebastian Kappen

1994: Man Mohan Adhikari is sworn in as first communist premier of Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Mohan_Adhikari

2004: Death of Seung Sahn, Korean zen master, founder of Kwan Um School of Zen, born in 1927
http://archive.is/Gjao
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seung_Sahn

2011: Hillary Clinton in historic US visit to Burma
http://www.france24.com/en/20111130-burma-clinton-usa-political-prisoners-ethnic-strife-myanmar-secretary-of-state

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwFRM6WTPOM

2012: Former Indian prime minister Inder Kumar Gujral dies after a long illness in a hospital near the capital, Delhi, aged 92.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20552041
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30th-november-2012-i.k.-gujral-12th-prime-minister-of-india-passed-away

2014: Death of Qayyum Chowdhury, Bangladeshi painter and academic, born on March 9, 1932
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/11/30/painter-qayyum-chowdhury-dies-after-collapsing-at-classical-music-fest
http://newagebd.net/72331/artist-qayyum-chowdhury-dies-2/
https://www.google.fr/search?q=qayyum+chowdhury&biw=1093&bih=502&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZkpTBh7bJAhXMuhoKHS1bCwMQ_AUIBigB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhzG4xFJPnI

2015 : Manga fans around the world are mourning the death of famed Japanese artist Shigeru Mizuki
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34971607
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/12/01/national/paris-seoul-death-manga-artist-mizuki-mourned/#.Vl4gyjgQVjo

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines : Andres Bonifacio Day

All about the Maldives

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30 NOVEMBER 2017

Maldives Parliament Approves FTA With China – But With No Opposition Present

The Maldives will soon become the second country in South Asia, after Pakistan, to enter into a free trade agreement (FTA) with China, after it was passed on Wednesday evening by parliament in an ‘emergency’ sitting
https://thewire.in/200906/maldives-parliament-approves-fta-china-amidst-opposition-boycott/

11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Maldives suspends a third of its lawyers

Officials in the Maldives have suspended at least 54 lawyers and have charged them with contempt of court for filing a petition demanding the rule of law in the South Asian archipelago
https://www.voanews.com/a/maldives-suspends-a-third-of-its-lawyers/4023492.html

22 AUGUST 2017

Maldives to reintroduce death penalty after six decades

Despite international pressure the Maldives will reintroduce the death penalty after a 60-year moratorium to try and reduce the rising number of murders and stop drug-trafficking, a senior advisor to President Abdulla Yameen said on Tuesday
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2107828/maldives-reintroduce-death-penalty-after-six-decades

15 AUGUST 2017

Maldive president Abdulla Yameen ‘admits receiving bags of stolen cash’

Apparent admission follows Al Jazeera investigation exposing how Yameen and aides embezzled millions from state coffers
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/08/abdulla-yameen-admits-receiving-bags-stolen-cash-170815091334393.html

24 JULY 2017

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker’s removal

The Maldivian army has locked down the country’s parliament after the opposition vowed to move ahead with a vote against a key ally of President Abdulla Yameen
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/maldives-parliament-shut-stop-speaker-removal-170724102004891.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-maldives-politics-idUSKBN1A91M2?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29&&rpc=401
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/11/1/228/1500899736120.html

3 JULY 2017

Maldives opposition in fresh bid to take Parliament

Maldives opposition parties on Monday (July 3) launched a new bid to seize control of Parliament through a third attempt to impeach the speaker
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-opposition-in-fresh-bid-to-take-parliament

5 JUNE 2017

Maldives joins 4 other nations in cutting ties with Qatar

Maldives announced Monday that it is severing diplomatic relations with Qatar over its alleged support for Islamist groups
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_MALDIVES_QATAR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-06-05-08-11-25
https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/05/06/2017/Maldives-and-Yemen-joins-4-other-nations-in-cutting-ties-with-Qatar

4 MAY 2017

Maldives: A Tyrant Next Door- How does one deal with it?

Maldives is too close to India both geographically and strategically and therefore developments in that country though small will have a great impact on India’s national security
http://www.southasiaanalysis.org/node/2153

23 APRIL 2017

Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed, who poked fun at politicians, stabbed to death in restive capital

A liberal blogger, Yameen Rasheed, was stabbed to death in the politically restive Maldivian capital Male, his family members and colleagues said Sunday. He was 29
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2089931/maldives-blogger-yameen-rasheed-who-poked-fun-politicians

7 APRIL 2017

Maldives police arrest opposition leader for plotting to oust government

Police in the Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives arrested an opposition leader for « plotting to overthrow the government », police said on Friday, days after the opposition’s failed bid to oust the speaker and take control of parliament
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-police-arrest-opposition-leader-for-plotting-to-oust/3660782.html

12 MARCH 2017

Why Saudi Arabia, China and Islamic State are courting the Maldives

Saudi King Salman’s stop in the Maldives on his month-long tour of Asia brings into focus how this tiny archipelago – best known for high-end tourism and an existential battle against climate change – has emerged as a key player in a regional struggle for influence
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2077913/why-saudi-arabia-china-and-islamic-state-are-courting-maldives

28 FEBRUARY 2017

Maldives ex-president eyes risky political comeback

Mohamed Nasheed was president of the Maldives until he was forced from office and imprisoned. From exile in London, he tells DW that he wants to make a comeback to protect his country from sinking under a « dictatorship. »
http://www.dw.com/en/maldives-ex-president-eyes-risky-political-comeback/a-37749260

21 JANUARY 2017

Former president of Maldives wants to run for office again – and save his sinking nation

He faces jail in the Maldives but former president Mohamed Nasheed says he wants to contest elections and guide the island nation away from environmental catastrophe
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-asia/article/2064230/former-president-maldives-wants-run-office-again-and-save-his

13 OCTOBER 2016

Maldives leaves Commonwealth amid democracy row

The Maldives has withdrawn from the Commonwealth, accusing it of interfering in domestic affairs and « unfair and unjust » treatment
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37647310

25 AUGUST 2016

Maldives president faces ‘removal plot’, BBC learns

 His spokesman told the BBC they knew of claims of an attempt to « overthrow » the government, describing it as a « clear breach of international norms »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-37166170

9 AUGUST 2016

Maldives approves defamation law criticised by UN

The Maldives legalised criminal defamation on Tuesday in a move criticised by the United Nations and which the opposition said was aimed at stifling dissent
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-approves-defamat/3029450.html

22 JUNE 2016

Maldives appoints new vice-president

The Maldivian government announced its shuffle to the cabinet Wednesday, with Minister of Finance and Treasury Abdulla Jihad being appointed as vice president
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/asia/2016-06/22/content_15452899.html

6 JUNE 2016

Maldives’ former vice-president jailed on terrorism charges

A court in the Maldives jailed former Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb for 10 years on terrorism charges, his lawyer said on Monday (June 6), after a closed-door trial that was denounced by the opposition as flawed.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/maldives-former-vice-president-jailed-on-terrorism-charges

1st JUNE 2016

Ousted Maldives president Nasheed forms opposition-in-exile group in Britain, aimed at toppling goverment

Mohamed Nasheed, a former president of the Maldives now in exile in Britain after being ousted from office and jailed in his country, formed an opposition group on Wednesday (June 1) aimed at toppling the government of President Abdulla Yameen.
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/ousted-maldives-president-nasheed-forms-opposition-in-exile-group-in-britain-aimed

23 MAY 2016

Mohamed Nasheed: Former Maldives president ‘given UK asylum’

The former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has been granted refugee status in the UK, according to his lawyer
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36365253
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-05/24/c_135382316.htm

11 APRIL 2016

India Mends Ties With Maldives

In a signal of a revival in ties between India and the Maldives, the president of the Indian Ocean island country committed to what he called an “India-first” policy on a two-day visit to New Delhi
http://www.voanews.com/content/india-mends-ties-with-maldives-amid-worries-over-growing-chinese-influence/3279503.html

3 APRIL 2016

Maldives police arrest reporters at press freedom rally

Maldives police arrested 16 independent journalists while breaking up their demonstration against an alleged crackdown on freedom of speech in the politically troubled nation, private media outlets reported
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/maldives-police-arrest-reporters-press-freedom-rally-160403133751586.html
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/maldives-police-break-media-protest-arrests-journalists-38116145

17 FEBRUARY 2016

Maldives jails opposition leader for terrorism

A Maldives court has convicted opposition leader Sheikh Imran Abdulla of terrorism and sentenced him to 12 years in jail.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35593011

17 JANUARY 2016

Jailed ex-Maldives president refuses to leave for UK because of ‘hostage’ demand

The jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has turned down the chance to travel to Britain for surgery because the government demanded that he nominate a relative as a legal “hostage” to guarantee his return
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/maldives/12104489/Jailed-ex-Maldives-president-refuses-to-leave-for-UK-because-of-hostage-demand.html

16 JANUARY 2016

Maldives’ democracy hero and jailed ex-president Nasheed allowed to fly to Britain for surgery

The jailed former Maldives president and democracy hero Mohammed Nasheed is to be allowed to travel to Britain for spine surgery in a surprise reversal by the regime that jailed him on terrorism charges.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/maldives/12103403/Maldives-democracy-hero-and-jailed-ex-president-allowed-to-fly-to-Britain-for-surgery.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35334088

28 NOVEMBER 2015

Maldives police in violent crackdown against opposition

A number of opposition figures in the Maldives have been hospitalised after police used pepper spray to suppress a demonstration calling for the release of jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/maldives-police-pepper-spray-opposition-protesters-151127212132549.html

10 NOVEMBER 2015

Maldives lifts state of emergency, foreign ministry says

The Maldives on Tuesday lifted a state of emergency declared by the president earlier this month, saying security had improved after the authorities detained individuals and seized illegal weapons
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-lifts-state-of-e/2250992.html

4 NOVEMBER 2015

Maldives declares 30-day emergency ahead of pro-Nasheed rally

The Maldives President, Abdulla Yameen, has declared a 30-day state of emergency, giving sweeping powers to security forces to arrest suspects before a major anti-government protest rally, his spokesman said
http://atimes.com/2015/11/maldives-declares-30-day-emergency-ahead-of-protest-rally/
http://www.euronews.com/2015/11/04/maldives-declares-state-of-emergency/

24 OCTOBER 2015

Maldives police arrest vice president Ahmed Adeeb over plot to assassinate president

Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb has been arrested in a probe over a speedboat explosion targeting president Abdulla Yameen, police and government officials said
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-10-24/maldives-police-arrest-vice-president-ahmed-adeeb-over-plot-to-assassinate-president/1507166 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/maldives-arrests-vice-president-assassination-bid-151024085428419.html
http://www.euronews.com/2015/10/24/maldives-vice-president-arrested-and-charged-with-attempted-murder-of-president/

11 OCTOBER 2015

Maldives warns India over pressure to free ex-president

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Sunday warned India’s foreign minister against external interference in the islands’ affairs, his office said, as international pressure mounts to release his jailed predecessor
http://www.dawn.com/news/1212394/maldives-warns-india-over-pressure-to-free-ex-president

12 SEPTEMBER 2015

Struggle in paradise: The case against former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed

Maldivians share the same desire to prosper as other peoples. But what has been lost amongst the images of idyllic beaches and azure waters is that this is a developing nation like any other — with its own economic challenges, social fissures and political sparring
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/09/12/opinions/maldives-vice-president-ahmed-adheeb/index.html

24 JULY 2015

Ex-Maldives leader’s 13-year term commuted to house arrest

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has had his 13-year prison sentence commuted to a term under house arrest, his international lawyer Jared Genser said Friday
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/633720/ex-maldives-leader-13-year-term-commuted-to-house-arrest

2 JUNE 2015

Maldives opposition leader charged with inciting violence

Maldives’ prosecutor general charged an opposition leader on Tuesday with inciting violence, a month after he was arrested during protests against the imprisonment of the islands’ first democratically elected president.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-opposition-leade/1888700.html

22 MAY 2015

Democracy, Maldives Style

 Ever since the coup that toppled Nasheed in 2012, anger and resentment has been simmering beneath this Indian Ocean paradise. But with rampant corruption and nepotism becoming intolerable, the crackdown first on opposition leaders, including the sham trial and imprisonment of Nasheed has brought that anger boiling onto the streets of Male
http://thediplomat.com/2015/05/democracy-maldives-style/

2 MAY 2015

Maldives opposition leaders arrested after clashes

Authorities in the Maldives have arrested three opposition leaders along with nearly 200 others after clashes erupted between police and protesters demanding the resignation of the country’s president and the release of a jailed ex-leader
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/maldives-opposition-leaders-arrested-clashes-150502072545405.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/549607/kerry-warns-maldives-democracy-at-risk-after-mass-arrests

6 MARCH 2015

Maldives’ Transition to Democracy Appears Increasingly Precarious

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/07/world/asia/maldives-transition-to-democracy-appears-increasingly-precarious.html?ref=asia&_r=0

31 MARCH 2015

Maldives passes law ‘to oust ex-leader from politics’

The Maldives’ parliament has passed a law that strips people serving prison sentences of their political party memberships, a rule critics say is designed to oust jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed from politics
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/maldives-passes-law-oust-leader-politics-150331003043123.html

13 MARCH 2015

Maldives’ ex-president sentenced to 13 years in prison

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in prison on Friday (Mar 13) after being found guilty of terrorism for ordering the arrest of a judge when he was in power in 2012.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/maldives-ex-president/1715116.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/maldives-president-sentenced-13-years-jail-150313190257362.html

27 FEBRUARY 2015

Mass protest in Maldives over ex-leader’s arrest

Thousands of supporters of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed marched in the honeymoon islands’ tiny capital Friday, protesting his detention on terror charges which have sparked international condemnation.
http://www2.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/485432/mass-protest-in-maldives-over-ex-leader-arrest

23 FEBRUARY 2015

Maldives ex-leader dragged into court by police

Police in the Maldives have dragged ex-President Mohamed Nasheed into court to face charges for ordering the arrest of a top judge while still leader.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31585500

22 FEBRUARY 2015

Maldives ex-leader Nasheed arrested on terror charges

Police in the Maldives have arrested opposition leader and ex-President Mohamed Nasheed on terror charges.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-31575279
http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/maldives-expresident-mohamed-nasheed-arrested-on-terror-charges/article6922181.ece?homepage=true

10 FEBRUARY 2015

Maldives former defense minister arrested

Maldives former defense minister has been arrested on charges of possessing illegal weapons which he has denied, local media reported Tuesday.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-02/10/c_133984209.htm

20 JANUARY 2015

Maldives President Sacks Defense Minister

The Maldivian president announced the sacking of his defense minister Mohamed Nazim on Tuesday, days after police carried out a pre-dawn raid on the former army officer’s home
http://www.defensenews.com/story/defense/2015/01/20/maldives-president-sacks-defense-minister/22041065/

5 DECEMBER 2014

Drinking water airlifted to Maldives’ capital

India and Sri Lanka have airlifted drinking water to the Maldives after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages and stirred unrest on the streets of the islands’ capital, Male.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2014/12/drinking-water-airlifted-maldives-capital-2014125171141926496.html

30 APRIL 2014

Maldives enacts regulation for death penalty

The United Nations and European Union have condemned the Maldives for approving a regulation that allows children as young as seven to be sentenced to death for certain crimes

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/04/maldives-enacts-regulation-death-penalty-2014430214541593659.html

22 MARCH 2014

Maldives holds parliamentary polls despite delay fear

The Maldives held parliamentary elections Saturday on schedule, despite worries about the ability of the resort island’s turmoil-hit elections commission to stage the ballot successfully
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/401216/maldives-holds-parliamentary-polls-despite-delay-fear

16 MARCH 2014

Maldives: EC Crisis Ends, Polls As Scheduled

The crisis that sought to engulf the 22 March parliamentary polls in Maldives has ended as quickly as it appeared, with Parliament unanimously filling an existing vacancy in the Election Commission (EC), ensuring the constitutionally-mandated quorum of three, after the Supreme Court had disqualified two members, including EC President Fuwad Thowfeek and his deputy Ahamed Fayaz

http://www.eurasiareview.com/16032014-maldives-ec-crisis-ends-polls-scheduled-analysis/

11 MARCH 2014

US criticises Maldives over sacking of elections chief

The United States led international criticism of the Maldives on Tuesday after the island nation’s top court sacked its election commissioner two weeks before polls, questioning its commitment to democracy.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/399343/us-criticises-maldives-over-sacking-of-elections-chief

9 MARCH 2014

Entire Maldives election commission sentenced

The Maldives Supreme Court has given all four election commissioners six-month jail sentences, suspended for three years, for « disobeying orders »
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26508259

18 FEBRUARY 2014

Maldives, President Yameen’s new goals: Islamization and partnership with Beijing

Elected leader three months ago, he has imposed an increasingly conservative vision of Sunni Muslim. On the international level he strengthens ties with China, a strategic commercial partner. In schools the study of Arabic and the Koran introduced.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Maldives,-President-Yameen’s-new-goals:-Islamization-and-partnership-with-Beijing-30333.html

17 NOVEMBER 2013

Maldives Inaugurates New President

The Maldives has inaugurated a new president, a day after his surprise victory, which ended nearly two years of political turmoil. Yaamin Abdul Gayoom and his deputy, Mohamed Jameel were sworn in Sunday by the country’s chief justice.
http://www.voanews.com/content/maldives-inaugurates-new-president/1791744.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24977601

16 NOVEMBER 2013

Yameen wins Maldives presidential run-off

Abdulla Yameen has won Maldives presidential election run-off, beating favourite Mohamed Nasheed in a close-run contest that voters hope will end nearly two years of political turmoil, Elections Commission results showed.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/11/yameen-wins-maldives-presidential-run-off-20131116161122650102.html

http://asiancorrespondent.com/115934/brother-of-ex-strongman-elected-maldives-president/

13 NOVEMBER 2013

Maldives ejected from Commonwealth panel over vote delay

The Commonwealth expelled the Maldives on Wednesday from its disciplinary panel which has begun investigating the political chaos in the country after repeated court interventions that scuttled elections, a diplomat said.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/379668/maldives-ejected-from-commonwealth-panel-over-vote-delay

9 NOVEMBER 2013

Nasheed wins Maldives polls but faces run-off

Former president garners 45 percent votes but fails to secure outright majority to avoid run-off, results show. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/11/nasheed-wins-maldives-presidential-poll-201311917394967486.html

6 NOVEMBER 2013

Maldives crisis: Candidates ‘agree to 9 November vote’

The Maldives’ three presidential candidates have agreed to take part in elections on Saturday as planned, the president’s office has told the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24831318

25 OCTOBER 2013

Maldives MDP opposition alleges harassment

The main Maldives opposition party has accused the government of harassment after one of its MPs and another opposition-aligned MP were dismissed.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24670283

21 OCTOBER 2013

Maldives set new dates for presidential election 2 days after police stopped scheduled revote

Maldives officials on Monday set a new date for the country’s presidential election two days after police stepped in to prevent a scheduled revote, claiming that the balloting was illegal.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/maldives-set-new-dates-for-presidential-election-2-days-after-police-stopped-scheduled-revote/2013/10/21/3fee2d80-3a78-11e3-b0e7-716179a2c2c7_story.html

19 OCTOBER 2013

Police stop Maldives presidential election from going ahead

Police in the Maldives have stopped a presidential election from going ahead on Saturday, plunging the country into fresh political uncertainty.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24591768
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/maldives-cancels-re-run-presidential-poll-2013101924449765987.html

13 OCTOBER 2013

Maldives: PPM Tries To Prevent Nasheed From Contesting

International reaction on the attempt to prevent Nasheed from contesting was swift and forthright. Special envoy of Commonwealth called on Maldives to ensure that the Presidential election is fully “inclusive, credible and peaceful.”
http://www.eurasiareview.com/13102013-maldives-ppm-tries-prevent-nasheed-contesting-analysis/

12 OCTOBER 2013

Maldives President Mohamed Waheed ends election bid

Maldives President Mohamed Waheed has pulled out of this year’s presidential election, after receiving 5% of the vote in the first round of the ballot.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24506035

7 OCTOBER 2013

Maldives court annuls presidential election result

The Maldives Supreme Court has annulled results from the first round of voting in presidential elections, and called a fresh ballot for 20 October.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24436773

26 SEPTEMBER 2013

Future Sea Level Rises Won’t Restrict New Island Formation In Maldives

The continued accumulation of sand within the iconic ring-shaped reefs inside Maldivian atolls could provide a foundation for future island development new research suggests. Islands like the Maldives are considered likely to be the first to feel the effects of climate change induced sea level rise, with future island growth essential to counter the threat of rising sea levels.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/26092013-future-sea-level-rises-wont-restrict-new-island-formation-maldives/

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Maldives postpones presidential run-off

The Maldives Supreme Court has postponed the final round of presidential elections indefinitely after allegations of vote rigging, further widening the ongoing political dispute.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24202253

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/20139247043190105.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2013

Presidential Elections In Maldives: A Pre-Poll Analysis

After much political drama, Maldives will witness second multi-party presidential elections on 7 September 2013. If the first round fails to throw decisive results, the second round has been scheduled on 28 September (21 days stipulated time gap) between the top two vote-getters. Of the total population of about 320,000 (as per the 2011 census), over 240,302 are eligible to vote. Of these, about 31,008 will be first-time voters, which means around 13 per cent of the total voters are between the age group of 18 to 23.

http://www.eurasiareview.com/03092013-presidential-elections-in-maldives-a-pre-poll-analysis/

21 AUGUST 2013

Maldives girl’s 100 lashes sentence overturned

A 15-year-old girl who was sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex has had her punishment overturned by a Maldives court.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23792120

11 MAY 2013

Maldives home minister sacked ahead of key vote

The Maldivian home minister Mohamed Jameel was sacked on Saturday shortly after he announced his candidature for the vice-presidency in crucial elections in September.                                                                                                                                                     http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/maldives-home-minister-sacked-ahead-key-vote-20130511

1 APRIL 2013

Maldives face mounting diplomatic pressures before Mohamad Nasheed trial

If convicted, Nasheed risks disqualification from the presidential polls due in the Indian Ocean archipelago on 7 September, adding credibility to his contention that the trial was “politically motivated” – a charge the Maldivian government denies. Widespread concerns over the independence of the nation’s judiciary underlie such fears
http://thediplomat.com/the-pulse/2013/04/01/maldives-to-face-mounting-diplomatic-pressure-before-mohamed-nasheed-trial/

5 MARCH 2023

Former leader Mohamed Nasheed arrested in Maldives

Police in the Maldives capital, Male, have arrested former President Mohamed Nasheed for abuse of office, after months of political tension
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21668176

26 FEBRUARY 2013

Maldives girl to get 100 lashes for pre-marital sex

A 15-year-old rape victim has been sentenced to 100 lashes for engaging in premarital sex, court officials said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21595814

23 FEBRUARY 2013

Ex-Maldives president Nasheed leaves Indian mission

Mr Nasheed took refuge there 10 days ago after a court ordered his arrest for failing to appear in court to face charges of abuse of power. He did not explain why he left the embassy, and a government spokesman warned the case against him was still pending. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1256057/1/.html                                                            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21559864

19 FEBRUARY 2013

Maldives ex-president’s life ‘in danger’: spokesman

The Maldivian Government says a new arrest warrant has been issued for Mr Nasheed to face charges of abuse of power while president, after a previous warrant expired.                                                                                                                          http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-02-20/maldives-expresidents-life-in-danger-spokesman/1090898

15 FEBRUARY 2013

India, Maldives reach diplomatic impasse

In a dramatic development, Mohamed Nasheed, who until last year was the democratically elected president of the island nation, took political refuge in the Indian Embassy in Male on Tuesday, after a court in the Maldives issued a warrant for his arrest
http://thediplomat.com/the-pulse/2013/02/15/india-maldives-reach-diplomatic-impasse/

13 FEBRUARY 2013

Ex-Maldives president takes refuge at India embassy

Mohamed Nasheed, the former Maldives president, has taken refuge inside the Indian embassy in the capital, Male, after a local magistrate ordered his arrest                                                                                                   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/2013213132554617868.html                                                             http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21444740

16 NOVEMBER 2012

Maldivian opposition MPs arrested for drinking alcohol

Maldivian police arrested four opposition figures, including two lawmakers, on charges of consuming alcohol, which is illegal in the country for locals, the main opposition said Friday
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20121116-383944.html

4 NOVEMBRE 2012

Court halts hearing for Maldives’ ex-president

A higher court in the Maldives on Sunday ordered the suspension of a legal hearing on charges against the country’s former president. Ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed is accused of illegally ordering the detention of a senior judge, a move that led to his ouster from power earlier this year
http://www.cbs8.com/story/19996661/court-stays-hearing-against-maldives-ex-president

5 SEPTEMBER 2012

Amnesty: Maldives’ Rights Abuses Contrasts Paradise Image

Amnesty International is urging the international community to not ignore what it says is a growing human rights crisis in the Maldive
http://www.voanews.com/content/amnesty-maldives-reights-abuses-contrasts-paradise-image/1501905.html

15 JULY 2012

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed is charged

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has been charged with illegally ordering the arrest of a senior judge. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18856456

8 JULY 2012

Maldives eyes $100 million tourist tax for CO2 plan

A voluntary tax on tourists who visit the luxury resorts and white sands of the Maldives could raise up to $100 million a year towards the country’s aim to become carbon neutral by 2020, President Mohamed Waheed said.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48106404/ns/world_news-world_environment/

29 JUNE 2012

Maldives sees Islamist resurgence

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has expressed concerns about the state of democracy in his home country, noting the dividing effect of a rising tide of Islamist extremism. In the midst of a tour of the United States that « includes an award from the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict », Nasheed, speaking at the US Institute of Peace (USIP), said: « People don’t want radical Islam to take over. » Indeed, sharia law, a source of dispute between Islamic fundamentalists and modernists over its modern-day implementation in Maldives, serves as a supplement to Maldivian jurisprudence.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/NF29Df03.html

19 APRIL 2012

Maldives ex-leader calls for sanctions on new regime

The ousted ex-president of the Maldives on Thursday called for the Commonwealth grouping and other countries to impose sanctions on the new regime, which he accuses of deposing him in a coup
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20120419-340863.html

6 APRIL 2012

Maldives elections will not be in ‘foreseeable future’

Maldives state minister of foreign affairs Dunya Maumoon has told the BBC that elections cannot be held in the country « in the foreseeable future »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17636199

1 MARCH 2012

Chaotic scenes at Maldives parliament

Supporters of fomer Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed have clashed with police and stopped the country’s new leader from opening parliament, three weeks after he says he was forced to resign in a coup http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/03/201231104025321749.html

12 FEBRUARY 2012

Maldives’ new president expands cabinet amid crisis

The Maldives’ new president on Sunday expanded his cabinet amid a political stalemate with ex-president Mohamed Nasheed, who since leaving office last week in what he calls a coup has vowed to stage street protests unless new elections are held
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20120212-327469.html

Ex-Maldives president rejects US compromise call

Ousted Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Sunday rejected a US call for compromise and dismissed proposals for a unity government to end political unrest in the Indian Ocean nation
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20120212-327415.html

11 FEBRUARY 2012

Maldives president agrees to ‘coup’ probe

Mohamed Waheed, the president of the Maldives, has told a visiting top United States diplomat that he would be willing to co-operate with a probe into the circumstances of the transition of power, following the former president’s resignation on Tuesday
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/2012211164838560639.html

8 FEBRUARY 2012

Thousands of Maldivians condemn ‘coup’

Thousands of supporters of Mohamed Nasheed, who says he was forced to resign as the president of Maldives, have taken to the streets to protest over what they are calling a coup
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/201228593123326.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16945764
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/1181812/1/.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20120208-maldives-president-says-resignation-was-coup-waheed-nasheed

7 FEBRUARY 2012

Maldives president quits after protests

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed resigned Tuesday following weeks of public protests over his controversial order to arrest a senior judge
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/02/20122765334806442.html http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/07/10337283-trouble-in-paradise-maldives-president-quits-after-protests
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16922570 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16932366

21 JANUARY 2012

More arrests in Maldives as protests spread

Dozens of anti-government activists were arrested in the Maldivian capital Male, the opposition said Saturday as the government accused them of whipping up religious extremism
http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20120121-323253.html

17 JANUARY 2012

Maldives arrests senior judge Abdulla Mohamed

A senior judge in the criminal court in the Maldives, Judge Abdulla Mohamed, has been arrested
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16589429

4 JANUARY 2012

Maldives reverses spa ban

The government of the Maldives has reversed a ban on the sale of spa treatments, alcohol and pork, the country’s president told CNN Wednesday
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/01/04/world/asia/maldives-spas-ruling/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

28 NOVEMBER 2011

State budget for 2012 submitted to parliament

The state budget for 2012 was submitted to parliament today by Finance Minister Ahmed Inaz with a projected fiscal deficit of 9.7 percent, down from 21 percent in 2009, 16.1 percent in 2010 and 10.1 percent in 2011
http://minivannews.com/politics/state-budget-for-2012-submitted-to-parliament-28761

27 NOVEMBER 2011

Eliminating gender inequality essential for development, says President

Speaking on the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women,’ Nasheed expressed gratitude and encouragement for the campaign against domestic violence launched by a gender advocacy working group under the slogan ‘Thinakun Ekeh’ (one in three)
http://minivannews.com/politics/eliminating-gender-inequality-essential-for-development-says-president-28712
22 NOVEMBER 2008

Death of Ibrahim Nasir, president of the Maldives (1968-1978), born on September 2, 1926
http://www.maldivesroyalfamily.com/maldives_nasir.shtml
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/26/world/asia/26nasir.html
11 NOVEMBER 2008

Mohamed Nasheed is sworn in as the 4th president of the Maldives, succeeding Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7721335.stm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLmP40gYH7c
28 OCTOBER 2008

Mohamed Nasheed beats Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in the first democratic presidential election in the Maldives
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article5042373.ece
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives_presidential_election,_2008

8 JANUARY 2008

The president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, escapes unhurt after an attempted knife attack
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7176434.stm
29 SEPTEMBER 2007

Terrorist attack in Malé (Maldives), twelve foreign tourists wounded
12 AUGUST 2005

Civil unrest provoked in the Maldives

13 AUGUST 2004

In the Maldives, state of emergency is proclaimed after a 3,000 thousand demonstration demanding the release of four democrats. Police arrest 286 people

20 SEPTEMBER 2003

In the Maldives, the death of the prisoner Hassan Evan Naseem sparks a day of rioting in Malé
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2003_Maldives_civil_unrest

Main news on Bangladesh

30 NOVEMBER 2017

Pope urges ‘decisive measures’ to tackle Rohingya crisis on Bangladesh visit

Pope Francis demanded Thursday that the international community take « decisive measures » to resolve the causes of the mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, breaking his recent silence over the issue
http://www.france24.com/en/20171130-pope-francis-bangladesh-rohingya-muslim
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/pope-francis-awaits-rousing-reception-in-bangladesh-as-he-arrives-dhaka-roman-catholic-church-1498540
https://www.chinadailyasia.com/articles/43/81/21/1512053986586.html

29 NOVEMBER 2017

Bangladesh priest disappearance casts pall over pope visit

A Catholic priest has disappeared in Bangladesh, police said Wednesday, as the Muslim-majority country stepped up security ahead of a landmark visit by Pope Francis that follows a rise in Islamist attacks on religious minorities
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/bangladesh-priest-disappearance-casts-pall-over-pope-visit-1.2132875
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/bangladesh-natore-priest-walter-william-rozario-missing-miscreants-demand-tk-three-lakh-ransom-1498180

27 NOVEMBER 2017

Bangladesh court upholds 2013 death sentence for 139 soldiers over mutiny

In 2013, a court had sentenced 152 soldiers to death for the 2009 killings in which dozens of officers were shot, hacked to death or burnt alive before being dumped into sewers or shallow graves
https://www.trtworld.com/asia/bangladesh-court-upholds-2013-death-sentence-for-139-soldiers-over-mutiny-12652
https://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/11/27/high-court-s-bdr-mutiny-verdict-greeted-with-cheers-and-tears
http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=108210

23 NOVEMBER 2017

Myanmar, Bangladesh ink Rohingya return deal

Myanmar and Bangladesh signed an accord on Thursday (Nov 23) over terms for the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh, both governments said, amid concern that Myanmar’s powerful army could prove obstructive
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/myanmar-bangladesh-ink-rohingya-return-deal-9432828
http://www.observerbd.com/details.php?id=107505
http://www.dw.com/en/rohingya-myanmar-and-bangladesh-sign-deal-to-repatriate-refugees/a-41497951

9 NOVEMBER 2017

Bangladeshi academic missing amid spike in disappearances

Mubashar Hasan, a Bangladeshi professor internationally respected for his work on Islamist extremism has gone missing, police said Thursday, with activists fearing the worst amid a spate of disappearances in recent months
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/bangladeshi-academic-missing-amid-spike-in-disappearances-1.2121537
http://www.theindependentbd.com/post/122891

14 OCTOBER 2017

Bangladesh chief justice is accused of corruption as he departs country

Bangladesh’s chief justice has been accused of serious crimes, including corruption, by the country’s government, as he departed for Australia expressing his fears for judicial independence in the nation
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/14/asia-pacific/crime-legal-asia-pacific/bangladesh-chief-justice-accused-corruption-departs-country/#.WeORlmi0M2z

12 OCTOBER 2017

Bangladesh issues warrants for opposition leader’s arrest

The move came after the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched a crackdown on the opposition, arresting leaders and supporters of Zia`s Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)
http://zeenews.india.com/asia/bangladesh-issues-warrants-for-opposition-leaders-arrest-2049678.html

29 SEPTEMBER 2017

How Bangladeshis are coping with half a million new Rohingya refugees

The sudden arrival of half a million Rohingya Muslims has upended life in this humble village, which is now overshadowed by one of the largest concentrations of refugees in the world
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/how-bangladeshis-are-coping-with-half-a-million-new-rohingya-refugees/2017/09/29/4a6624ca-a1ee-11e7-b573-8ec86cdfe1ed_story.html?utm_term=.9d6d8e728d29

9 SEPTEMBER 2017

Rohingya exodus to Bangladesh nears 300,000: UN

Nearly 300,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine state into Bangladesh in the 15 days since new violence erupted, the United Nations said Saturday (Sep 9)
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/rohingya-exodus-to-bangladesh-nears-300-000-un-9200758
http://www.euronews.com/2017/09/09/red-cross-says-a-humanitarian-crisis-is-looming-for-the-rohingya

26 AUGUST 2017

No Rohingya to be allowed to enter Bangladesh: Government

The government has directed the local administration in the district to employ its best efforts to restrict the entry of fresh Rohingyas into the country saying not a single person will be allowed in the name of ‘humanity
http://www.unb.com.bd/Bangladesh-news/No-Rohingya-to-be-allowed-to-enter-BD-Govt%C2%A0/49679
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/08/25/thousands-of-rohingyas-stranded-at-bangladesh-border-after-myanmar-attacks
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/08/26/533025/Myanmar-violence-Rohingya

20 AUGUST 2017

Bangladesh sentences 10 to death for plot to kill PM Hasina

A Bangladesh court sentenced ten Islamist militants to death on Sunday (Aug 20) over a failed plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by detonating a huge bomb at one of her rallies
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/bangladesh-sentences-10-to-death-for-plot-to-kill-pm-hasina
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2017/08/20/ten-sentenced-to-death-over-assassination-plot-against-sheikh-hasina
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/10-get-death-penalty-over-plot-to-assassinate-hasina-1.2077095

21 APRIL 2017

Hasina, under political duress, looks to the right

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has turned to the right to placate hardline Islamists after facing flak for her recent visit to neighboring India, a trip her opponents have claimed sold out national interests to its giant western neighbor
http://www.atimes.com/article/hasina-political-duress-looks-right/

1st MARCH 2017

Keener on arms from China, Bangladesh dithers on defence pact with India

After several postponements, the prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina Wajed, has finally agreed to visit India in April but her government is reluctant to sign an agreement on defence that India is pushing for
http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2075152/keener-arms-china-bangladesh-dithers-defence-pact-india

31 OCTOBER 2016

Holy Hindu temples and idols vandalised, houses looted in Bangladesh on biggest festival for Hindus, Diwali

As Hindus across the world celebrated one of their biggest festivals, Diwali – over 15 holy temples and houses of Hindus were vandalised by mobs in Bangladesh. All this, after a derogatory post was put up by a Facebook user against the holiest of mosques in the world
http://www.asiapacificstar.com/index.php/sid/249004441
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/10/30/at-least-15-temples-100-hindu-houses-vandalised-looted-for-hours-in-brahmanbarhia
http://www.dw.com/en/islamists-vandalize-hindu-temples-in-bangladesh-over-facebook-post/a-36211956

14 OCTOBER 2016

China’s Xi elevates ties with Bangladesh to strategic partnership as two countries ink deals worth billions

Xi’s trip, the first by a Chinese head of state to Bangladesh in 30 years, is part of China’s ambition to advance its “One Belt, One Road” initiative
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/ties-new-historical-starting-point-1298932
http://opinion.bdnews24.com/2016/10/13/the-geo-politics-of-bangladesh-china-relations/
http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/chinas-xi-elevates-ties-with-bangladesh-to-strategic-partnership-as-two-countries

7 OCTOBER 2016

Why Bangladesh wants to ‘silence’ its civil society

A new measure passed by Bangladesh’s parliament makes it a criminal offense to make « malicious » comments on any constitutional bodies in the country. Many say the controversial move is a blow to freedom of expression
http://www.dw.com/en/why-bangladesh-wants-to-silence-its-civil-society/a-35987962

11 SEPTEMBER 2016

Pakistan Refuses Fresh Calls for Afghan Trade with India Through Land Routes

Pakistan has rejected fresh calls by Afghanistan to allow the conflict-ridden landlocked country to engage in direct trade with India through its land routes, citing existing official arrangements between Islamabad and Kabul
http://www.voanews.com/a/pakistan-refuses-fresh-calls-for-afghan-trade-with-india-through-land-routds/3502168.html

3 SEPTEMBER 2016

Bangladesh hangs Islamist tycoon Mir Quasem Ali

Mir Quasem Ali, a key leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was executed after being convicted by a controversial war crimes tribunal for offences committed during the 1971 independence conflict with Pakistan
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/bangladesh-hangs-top-financier-of-largest-islamist-party/3098508.html
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/09/03/jamaats-mir-quasem-ali-hanged-for-war-crimes-as-al-badr-chief-of-chittagong
http://www.thedailystar.net/country/al-badr-chief-mir-quasem-executed-1280152

29 AUGUST 2016

Kerry offers security aid to help Bangladesh fight terror, says Islamic State has links in the country

The United States believes that elements of Islamic State are “connected” to operatives in Bangladesh, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, promising help with intelligence and law enforcement after a wave of militant attacks
http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/diplomacy/article/2010891/kerry-offers-security-aid-help-bangladesh-fight-terror
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/kerry-in-bangladesh-for-security-talks-amid-terror-concerns-1.1887155
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/together-we-fight-terror-1277701

23 JULY 2016

80 killed, over 200 injured in twin suicide bomb attacks on Kabul protesters; Islamic State claims responsibility

Islamic State (IS) jihadists claimed responsibility for twin explosions Saturday that ripped through crowds of Shiite Hazaras in Kabul, killing at least 80 people and wounding 231 others in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital since 2001
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/1993817/islamic-state-bombings-kabul-kill-least-80-making-it-groups
http://www.euronews.com/2016/07/23/bloodshed-in-kabul-as-isil-murder-scores-of-minority-hazarahttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36874570

21 JULY 2016

Bangladesh court convicts former PM’s son

A Bangladesh court on Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/bangladesh-court-convicts-former-pm-s-son-1.1866356
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/07/21/tarique-used-his-political-clout-as-a-shield-to-commit-financial-crime-high-court

2 JULY 2016

ISIS attack on Dhaka café leaves 20 foreigners dead

In an act that killed nine Italians and seven Japanese citizens, assailants wrenched a cafe’s customers from a space of tolerance and cultural exchange to one of terrorism
http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/bangladesh/20-foreigners-killed-in-bangladesh-hostage-carnage-1.1856179
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36692613

12 JUNE 2016

Bangladesh arrests 3,000 as PM vows to catch killers

Police in Bangladesh have arrested 85 suspected militants and more than 5,000 other suspects in a nationwide crackdown over Islamist killings. The government claims that domestic jihadi groups are behind the attacks
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/06/bangladesh-arrests-160611161725828.html
http://www.dw.com/en/bangladesh-arrests-thousands-over-killing-wave/a-19324753

28 MAY 2016

Tokyo renews pledge to give Dhaka $6b

Japan yesterday (28) assured Bangladesh of fulfilling its commitment to provide Bangladesh with $6 billion and under the arrangement Dhaka would get $1.5 billion this year.
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/tokyo-renews-pledge-give-dhaka-6b-1231042

11 MAY 2016

Clashes in Bangladesh after Islamist leader’s hanging. Condemnations in Pakistan

Clashes erupted in Bangladesh Wednesday after the execution of a top Islamist leader, heightening tension in a country reeling from a string of killings of secular and liberal activists.
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/bangladesh-hikes-security-top-islamist-hanged-war-crimes-082146919.html?nhp=1
http://www.dawn.com/news/1257686/pakistan-accuses-bangladesh-of-killing-opposition-leaders-through-flawed-trials
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/05/11/we-are-nizami-pakistan-jamaat-protests-their-war-criminal-comrades-execution-by-bangladesh

10 MAY 2016

Top Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami hanged in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has executed Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami for committing war crimes during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. The government beefed up security to deal with a possible backlash from Islamists
http://www.dw.com/en/top-islamist-leader-motiur-rahman-nizami-hanged-in-bangladesh/a-19248272
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36261197

5 MAY 2016

Bangladesh top court upholds Nizami death sentence for 1971 war crimes

The Supreme Court in Dhaka has confirmed the death sentence for Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami. Nizami was convicted of rape and murdering top intellectuals during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence
http://www.dw.com/en/bangladesh-top-court-upholds-nizami-death-sentence-for-1971-war-crimes/a-19237525
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36210552

19 APRIL 2016

Japan’s South Asia Focus: Growing Association With Bangladesh – Analysis

Solid bilateral economic relationships between the two nations can be regarded as a testimony of Japan’s influence in Bangladesh. While Bangladesh has been keen to exploit its economic potential and diversify its relationship with Japan, it has also used it to as an option to balance Beijing’s increasing influence in the region.
http://worldaffairsjournal.org/content/analysis-japan%E2%80%99s-south-asia-focus-growing-association-bangladesh

16 APRIL 2016

Senior Bangladesh editor Shafik Rehman is arrested

Prominent Bangladeshi magazine editor Shafik Rehman has been arrested in Dhaka on suspicion of sedition, police and his family have said.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36063520
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/world/asia/bangladeshi-editor-81-is-accused-in-plotto-kill-leaders-son.html?ref=asia
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/04/16/police-arrest-journalist-shafik-rehman-in-a-2015-sedition-case

30 MARCH 2016

Dhaka court orders ex-PM Khaleda Zia’s arrest

A court in Bangladesh has ordered the arrest of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia. Zia has been charged with involvement in firebomb attacks on a passenger bus that killed one and injured more than 30 people last year
http://www.dw.com/en/dhaka-court-orders-ex-pm-khaleda-zias-arrest/a-19152053
http://bdnews24.com/politics/2016/03/30/court-orders-khaledas-arrest-over-deadly-bus-firebombing-in-dhaka

28 MARCH 2016

Bangladesh court upholds Islam as religion of the state

Bangladesh’s High Court on Monday rejected a 28-year-old petition calling for the removal of a constitutional provision recognising Islam as the official religion of the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/03/bangladesh-court-upholds-islam-religion-state-160328112919301.html
http://atimes.com/2016/03/bangladesh-islamists-protest-legal-move-to-scrap-state-religion/

10 MARCH 2016

Big India-Bangladesh power deal dims China’s shine in South Asia

India’s bagging of the power project marks an important victory for India in the Sino-Indian contest for influence in Bangladesh. This is likely to be quietly applauded by the United States, Japan and other countries that are concerned over China’s mounting economic and military presence in Indian Ocean littorals
http://atimes.com/2016/03/big-india-bangladesh-power-deal-dims-chinas-shine-in-south-asia/

13 FEBRUARY 2016

Bangladesh starts tally of Rohingya minority

Bangladesh has begun a count of the number of Rohingya Muslims living on its territory, as reported persecution continues to drive thousands from Myanmar. The census will also include data on living conditions.
http://www.dw.com/en/bangladesh-starts-tally-of-rohingya-minority/a-19046349
https://asiancorrespondent.com/2016/02/bangladesh-begins-survey-of-undocumented-rohingya-muslims/

2 FEBRUARY 2016

Bangladesh sentences two to death for war crimes

The International Tribunal-1 (ICT-1) awarded death penalty to former Razakar commander Md Obaidul Haq alias Abu Taher and a member of the notorious militia, Ataur Rahman Noni, for their crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War in 1971
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/02/bangladesh-sentences-death-war-crimes-160202130516749.html
http://www.observerbd.com/2016/02/02/134303.php

31 JANUARY 2016

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani issues a decree to ensure the safety of journalists and give them access to accurate information

The deputy spokesman for Ghani, Sayed Zafar Hashemi, said that the decree focuses on the safety of journalists as well as ensuring probes into the killing of journalists
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/23554-ghani-issues-decree-to-ensure-safety-of-journalists

24 JANUARY 2016

Taliban demands removal from blacklists to join peace talks

The militant group has said pre-conditions must be met before they join any talks aimed at ending their insurgency. The statement comes as Afghanistan boosts efforts to end the conflict amid an uptick of violence
http://www.dw.com/en/taliban-demands-removal-from-blacklists-to-join-peace-talks/a-19001347

20 JANUARY 2016

Singapore deported 27 men who planned Jihad in Bangladesh

27 male Bangladeshi nationals who were radicalised and supported extremist beliefs have been arrested under the Internal Security Act. http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/01/20/singapore-says-deported-men-planned-jihad-in-bangladesh
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/27-radicalised-bangladeshis-arrested-under-isa-mha

17 JANUARY 2016

In Bangladesh, Ershad makes brother GM Quader Jatiya Party co-chairman

Ershad announced that Quader has been made co-chairman of the party at a media call in its stronghold Rangpur on Sunday
http://bdnews24.com/politics/2016/01/17/ershad-makes-brother-gm-quader-jatiya-pa

6 JANUARY 2016

Bangladesh court upholds death sentence for Jamaat-e-Islami leader Nizami

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against a top Islamist political leader for crimes committed during the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/01/bangladesh-court-upholds-death-sentence-nizami-160106071459350.html
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2016/01/06/supreme-court-seals-fate-of-nizami-confirms-jamaat-chiefs-death-sentence-for-horrific-war-crimes
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/the-nightmare-named-nizami-198244

21 NOVEMBER 2015

Bangladesh executes two opposition leaders for war crimes

Death row war criminals Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed of the Jammat-e-Islami party and Salauddin Quader Chowdhury of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) were executed after Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid rejected their mercy petitions late Saturday
http://atimes.com/2015/11/decks-cleared-for-execution-of-2-war-criminals-in-bangladesh/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/bangladesh-executes-opposition-leaders-151121145034814.html

18 NOVEMBER 2015

Two Bangladesh opposition leaders to be put to death over war crimes after court appeal rejected

Bangladesh’s highest court has upheld the death sentences of two opposition leaders convicted for atrocities during the 1971 war of independence against Pakistan
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2015-11-18/bangladesh-opposition-leaders-to-be-put-to-death-over-war-crimes-after-court-appeal-rejected/1516088
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/11/death-sentences-bangladesh-leaders-upheld-151118055645478.html

31 OCTOBER 2015

Secular publisher hacked to death in Bangladesh

A publisher of a slain online critic Avijit Roy has been hacked to death in Bangladesh, police say, hours after similar attacks on two secular writers and another publisher in the majority-Muslim country
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2015/10/31/avijit-roys-publisher-dipan-hacked-to-death-at-shahbagh-hours-after-attack-on-another-publisher
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/secular-publisher-hacked-death-bangladesh-151031151220898.html

22 OCTOBER 2015

Bangladeshi group orders firing of female journalists

A banned right-wing group in Bangladesh has issued a threat to media companies asking them to sack female employees, claiming it is against Islamic law for women to work in the media
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/10/bangladeshi-group-orders-firing-female-journalists-151022125708043.html

7  AUGUST 2015

Fourth secular Bangladesh blogger hacked to death

A gang armed with machetes has hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka in the fourth such murder in Bangladesh since the start of the year, an activist group and police have said.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/fourth-secular-bangladesh-blogger-hacked-death-150807102408712.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/11789697/Bangladeshi-blogger-who-criticised-Islam-hacked-to-death.html

1 AUGUST 2015

India and Bangladesh settle old dispute in land swap

A total of 162 tiny pockets of land – 111 in Bangladesh and 51 in India – were officially handed over to the countries surrounding after Dhaka and New Delhi struck a border agreement in June
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/08/india-bangladesh-settle-dispute-land-swap-150801151119442.html http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/crowds-cheer-bangladesh/2021958.html
http://www.observerbd.com/2015/07/31/102277.php

16 JUNE 2015

Death sentence upheld for Islamist leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed involved in 1971 killing of Bengali intellectuals

Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, a leading figure in the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is guilty of crimes against humanity. His party has called for a general strike tomorrow, raising fears about fresh violence
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bangladesh-upholds-death-sentence-top-islamist
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Death-sentence-upheld-for-Islamist-leader-involved-in-1971-killing-of-Bengali-intellectuals-34529.html

6 JUNE 2015

India and Bangladesh sign historic territory swap deal

Bangladesh and India have sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33033342
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-bangladesh-seal-land-swap-deal-150606012711866.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-bangladesh-seal-historic-land-boundary-agreement/

6 JUNE 2015

India and Bangladesh sign historic territory swap deal

Bangladesh and India have sealed a historic land pact to swap territories, which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33033342
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/06/india-bangladesh-seal-land-swap-deal-150606012711866.html
http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/india-bangladesh-seal-historic-land-boundary-agreement/

20 APRIL 2015

Shots fired’ at Bangladesh opposition leader’s car

Shots were fired at a car carrying Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia when it stopped at a market in Dhaka, her secretary said Monday, with television footage showing scores of people attacking her convoy
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/shots-fired-bangladesh-opposition-leaders-car-203112061.html
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/khaledas-motorcade-comes-under-attack-78383

13 APRIL 2015

Two killed as Bangladesh Islamists protest at execution

Two student activists have been shot dead in Bangladesh, police said Monday, as the largest Islamist party tried to enforce a nationwide strike to protest at the execution of a senior leader
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/527067/two-killed-as-bangladesh-islamists-protest-at-execution
http://www.dawn.com/news/1175690/two-killed-as-bangladesh-islamists-protest-execution-of-ji-leader

11 APRIL 2015

Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Kamaruzzaman for war crimes

Jamaat-e-Islami henchman Mohammad Kamaruzzaman has been hanged for his atrocities that were ‘worse than the Nazis’ to stop the dawn breaking on Bangladesh in 1971
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2015/04/11/bangladesh-hangs-islamist-leader-kamaruzzaman-for-war-crimes-worse-than-nazis
http://www.thedailystar.net/frontpage/profile-kamaruzzaman-76902
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32263541

5 APRIL 2015

Bangladesh opposition head granted bail in graft cases

Bangladesh’s former prime minister and main opposition leader Khaleda Zia has been granted bail in two graft cases after appearing before a special court
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/04/bangladesh-khaleda-zia-opposition-150405070328147.html

Taliban publish biography of ‘RPG-loving’ ‘special’ Mullah Omar

The Afghan Taliban has published a biography of their « charismatic » supreme leader Mullah Omar, in which they say he has a « special » sense of humour and that his weapon of choice is a RPG-7 grenade launcher
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/11517249/Taliban-publish-biography-of-RPG-loving-special-Mullah-Omar.html
http://www.france24.com/en/20150406-taliban-publish-biography-leader-mullah-omar-afghanistan/

30 MARCH 2015

Another blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi blogger was hacked to death in Dhaka on Monday, the second such attack on a critic of religious fundamentalism in the mainly Muslim country in less than two months
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/another-blogger-hacked-death-bangladesh
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/03/bangladeshi-blogger-murdered-capital-dhaka-150330084024852.html

27 FEBRUARY 2015

Bangladeshi-American blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death by extremists

Avijit Roy, who has been killed in an attack in Dhaka at the age of 42, was a Bangladeshi-American blogger, published author, and prominent defender of the free-thought movement in Bangladesh.
http://www.news.com.au/world/bangladeshi-american-blogger-avijit-roy-hacked-to-death-by-extremists/story-fndir2ev-1227242353108
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31664262

25 FEBRUARY 2015

Arrest warrant issued for Bangladesh ex-PM

A Bangladeshi court has issued an arrest warrant for opposition leader Khaleda Zia for failing to attend hearings for graft charges, amid growing political turmoil in the country
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2015/02/arrest-warrant-issued-bangladesh-pm-150225061136694.html
http://www.dawn.com/news/1165835/bangladesh-court-issues-arrest-warrant-for-khaleda-zia

18 FEBRUARY 2015

War crimes court sentences Jamaat leader Abdus Subhan to death in Dhaka

A war crimes tribunal on Wednesday sentenced Abdus Subhan to death a senior leader of hardline Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami for atrocities committed during the country’s war of independence, raising fresh fears of violence in the Muslim-majority nation.
http://www.ucanews.com/news/war-crimes-court-sentences-jamaat-leader-to-death-in-dhaka/73029

4 FEBRUARY 2015

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia charged over arson attack

Bangladesh’s opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, has been charged with instigating an arson attack on a bus which claimed the lives of seven people
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-31127763

27 JANUARY 2015

Tens of thousands mourn son of Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia

Tens of thousands of mourners turned out Tuesday for the funeral of Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s son in a massive show of support for the embattled former premier
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/tens-thousands-mourn-son-bangladesh-opposition-leader-khaleda-zia

19 JANUARY 2015

Bangladesh opposition leader Zia released after 16 days of confinement

Bangladesh has ended its confinement of opposition leader Khaleda Zia after a surge in political violence left 27 people dead, but her party vowed to continue a nationwide transport blockade.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/bangladesh-opposition-leader-khaleda-zia-released-20151197294842666.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bangladesh-ends-confinement-opposition-leader-zia

4 JANUARY 2015

Bangladesh opposition leader locked in office

Bangladesh police have banned all protests in the capital Dhaka from Sunday and locked main opposition leader Khaleda Zia in her office, ahead of the first anniversary of an election her party boycotted.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2015/01/bangladesh-opposition-khaleda-zia-20151472120761851.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bangladesh-police-lock-opposition-leader-office-ban-protests

30 DECEMBER 2014

Bangladesh sentences Islamist leader ATM Azharul Islam to death

ATM Azharul Islam, 62, assistant secretary general of the nation’s largest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami, became the 16th person and the 11th Islamist to be convicted of atrocities by the International Crimes Tribunal.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2014/12/bangladesh-sentences-islamist-leader-death-2014123071546419103.html
http://www.thedailystar.net/punished-to-the-maximum-57747

23 DECEMBER 2014

Bangladesh ex-minister sentenced to death for war crimes

A former government minister in Bangladesh has been sentenced to death for crimes against humanity during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The special tribunal in Dhaka found Syed Mohammad Qaiser, 73, guilty of genocide, murder and rape.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30587716

6 DECEMBER 2014

India arrests accused in suspected plot to kill Bangladesh PM

Indian police have arrested a key suspect behind a blast in the state of West Bengal who is also believed to have been involved in a plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and stage a coup there
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/india-arrests-accused-suspected-plot-kill-bangladesh-pm

3 DECEMBER 2014

Bangladesh ranks 14th in graft index

Corruption rose in Bangladesh with the country sliding two notches to rank the 14th most corrupt country in the world, according to this year’s Corruption Perception Index of Transparency International.
http://www.thedailystar.net/graft-rising-53288

2 DECEMBER 2014

Child labour in Bangladesh persists

A US agency in its new survey Monday claimed the presence of child labour in the Bangladesh’s informal garment sector, as it expanded its list of products worldwide it says were likely produced by child or forced labour.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Child-labour-in-Bangladesh-persists–68439.html

24 NOVEMBER 2014

Bangladesh opposition leader loses fresh bid to stop trials

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia on Monday lost her latest attempt to halt trials on graft charges which could see her jailed for life if found guilty, her lawyer said.
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/other/2014/11/25/422590/Bangladesh-opposition.htm

Bangladesh court hands out death verdict to war criminal Mobarak

A special tribunal in Dhaka today handed death penalty to local Awami League leader Mobarak Hossain for gunning down 33 people in Brahmanbaria during the country’s Liberation War in 1971
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Bangladesh-court-hands-out-death-verdict-to-war-cr-68039.html

13 NOVEMBER 2014

Bangladesh sentences fugitive mayor to death for war crimes

Zahid Hossain Khokon, a main opposition party official, was found guilty of 10 charges including forcibly converting minority Hindus to Islam during the nine-month war.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/443150/bangladesh-sentences-fugitive-mayor-to-death-for-war-crimes

3 NOVEMBER 2014

Bangladesh court upholds death penalty for war criminal

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court today upheld the death penalty for war criminal and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman on one charge but commuted the highest penalty to life term imprisonment for another charge
http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh-court-upholds-islamists-death-sentence/2505673.html
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/other/2014/11/04/421040/Bangladesh-court.htm

2 NOVEMBER 2014

Death for Bangladesh Islamist leader Mir Quasem Ali

A second leader of Bangladesh’s largest Islamic party has been sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the 1971 war against Pakistan.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29870007
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/440983/bangladesh-court-orders-islamist-tycoon-to-hang-for-war-crimes

29 OCTOBER 2014

Bangladesh Islamist leader Motiur Rahman Nizami sentenced to death

A special tribunal in Bangladesh has sentenced the head of the country’s Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for his role in the deaths of thousands during the nation’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/10/jamaat-chief-sentenced-death-bangladesh-201410296842621834.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29813571

23 OCTOBER 2014

Bangladesh Islamist leader Ghulam Azam dies aged 91

Last year Azam was sentenced to 90 years in jail after being found guilty of charges relating to Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence with Pakistan
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29749450

24 SEPTEMBER 2014

Sexual abuse rates spike in Afghanistan

The New Afghanistan Women Association (NAWA) has expressed concerns about rising rates of sexual abuse and harassment in Afghanistan. Over the past six months alone, there were over 240 recorded cases of sexual abuse against women and children in at least six provinces of the country
http://www.tolonews.com/en/afghanistan/16503-sexual-abuse-rates-spike-in-afghanistan

18 SEPTEMBER 2014

Bangladesh passes law to impeach judges

Bangladesh’s parliament has approved legislation amending the country’s constitution to allow the impeachment of Supreme Court judges.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/09/bangladesh-passes-law-impeach-judges-20149186316677635.html

17 SEPTEMBER 2014

Bangladesh Islamist Delwar Sayeedi death sentence commuted

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence given to Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi to life imprisonment.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-29233639

15 SEPTEMBER 2014

Bangladesh sets two-year jail term for child marriage

Bangladesh on Monday approved a law setting a two-year jail term for anyone involved in marrying a girl aged under 18, in a bid to cut the country’s notoriously high child marriage rate.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/432404/bangladesh-sets-two-year-jail-term-for-child-marriage

14 SEPTEMBER 2014

Bangladesh’s Zia loses court battle on corruption charges

Bangladesh’s highest court on Sunday rejected appeals by opposition leader Khaleda Zia, clearing the way for her to stand trial on embezzlement charges that could see her jailed for life
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/432202/bangladesh-zia-loses-court-battle-on-corruption-charges

7 SEPTEMBER 2014

Dhaka quits UN race for Tokyo

In a major policy decision in favour of Japan, Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for 2016-17
http://www.asianewsnet.net/Dhaka-quits-UN-race-for-Tokyo-64237.html

9 JULY 2014

Bangladesh wins sea border dispute with India

A UN tribunal has awarded Bangladesh nearly four-fifths of an area sprawling over 25,000 sq km in the Bay of Bengal, ending a three-decade old dispute over a sea border with India, officials of both countries have said
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/07/bangladesh-wins-sea-border-dispute-with-india-20147881221238354.html
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bangladesh-india-welcome-courts-ruling-sea-border

24 JUNE 2014

Bangladesh defers verdict on Jamaat leader

Bangladesh’s war crimes court has postponed a verdict on the leader of the country’s largest Islamist party for alleged crimes committed during the 1971 independence struggle, according to local media
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/06/bangladesh-defers-verdict-jamaat-leader-201462462725784475.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh-delays-war-crimes-verdict/1943626.html

23 APRIL 2014

Bangladesh court orders opposition chief’s trial go ahead

A top Bangladesh court ruled Wednesday opposition leader Khaleda Zia’s trial over embezzlement charges should go ahead in a case that could see her jailed for life, a prosecutor said.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/406285/bangladesh-court-orders-opposition-chief-trial-go-ahead

20 APRIL 2014

Bangladesh court delays Zia ‘fraud’ trial

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia has received a short reprieve after a court postponed its decision on whether to halt her embezzlement trial that could see her imprisoned for life if found guilty
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2014/04/bangladesh-court-delays-zia-fraud-trial-2014420143710145938.html

20 MARCH 2014

A million children live on the streets of Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, about a million children live in the streets, half under the age of ten. And about 95 per cent of them also take drugs

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/A-million-children-live-on-the-streets-of-Bangladesh-30616.html

19 MARCH 2014

Bangladesh opposition’s Khaleda Zia faces corruption trial

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia was ordered Wednesday to stand trial over charges that she and her associates embezzled more than $650,000 in a case that could see her jailed for life.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/400710/bangladesh-opposition-chief-to-face-corruption-trial
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26643635

20 FEBRUARY 2014

Bangladesh opposition wins in local elections

The Nationalist and Islamic fundamentalist parties take 51 upazila (sub-districts) out 97. For the opposition, the result shows that the general election in January was « a farce. »

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bangladesh-opposition-wins-in-local-elections-30364.html

30 JANUARY 2014

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death

A Bangladeshi court has sentenced Matiur Rahman Nizami, the leader of the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami party, and 13 others to death for arms smuggling
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/01/bangladesh-arms-smugglers-sentenced-death-2014130101339413268.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25962798

29 JANUARY 2014

Political assassinations on the rise in Bangladesh, with 138 deaths in January

Human rights activists are sounding the alarm about the rise in political assassinations, particularly among the ranks of the opposition. Many murders are at the hands of the police, which has refused to comment the allegations. In 2013, nearly 4,400 people have died.

http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Political-assassinations-on-the-rise-in-Bangladesh,-with-138-deaths-in-January-30165.html

12 JANUARY 2014

Sheikh Hasina sworn in as PM in crisis-hit Bangladesh for the third time

Sheikh Hasina was sworn in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister on Sunday after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis.
http://www.dawn.com/news/1080042/sheikh-hasina-sworn-in-as-bangladesh-pm-for-third-time
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/389199/sheikh-hasina-sworn-in-as-pm-in-crisis-hit-bangladesh

Bangladesh’s third largest party head becomes opposition leader

With Sheikh Hasina taking oath as prime minister today and third largest party’s head Raushan Ershad already named leader of the opposition, Bangladesh will have two PMs and two leaders of the opposition at the same time

http://www.asianewsnet.net/news-56005.html

10 JANUARY 2014

Britain reviews aid to Bangladesh after election violence

British government has said it is reviewing its funding of aid programmes in support of Bangladesh’s parliament following an electiom marred by deadly violence and accusations of ballot fixing
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10564063/Britain-reviews-aid-to-Bangladesh-after-election-violence.html

6 JANUARY 2014

Bangladesh ruling party wins elections marred by boycott, violence

The Bangladesh Awami League, led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, won Sunday’s parliamentary elections, which were marred by low turnout and violence and were boycotted by the largest opposition group and its allies.
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/06/world/asia/bangladesh-elections/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.euronews.com/2014/01/06/bangladesh-ruling-awami-league-wins-election-scarred-by-violence-and-boycotts/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10553249/Bangladesh-prime-minister-Elections-were-legitimate.html

5 JANUARY 2014

18 dead, polling booths firebombed as Bangladesh votes

Thousands of protesters firebombed polling stations and at least 18 people were killed as violence flared across Bangladesh on Sunday during a walkover election boycotted by the opposition.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/18-dead-polling-booths/943662.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/01/violence-mars-controversial-bangladesh-polls-20141510625512920.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10551743/At-least-18-killed-in-Bangladesh-election-violence.html

4 JANUARY 2014

Renewed violence in Bangladesh ahead of disputed election

Dozens of polling booths were torched on the eve of Bangladesh’s violence-plagued election Saturday as the opposition staged a general strike in a final act of defiance against the « farcical » polls.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10550571/Renewed-violence-in-Bangladesh-ahead-of-disputed-election.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/04/world/asia/bangladesh-protests/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2014/01/violence-eve-bangladesh-elections-2014141337726950.html

3 JANUARY 2014

Bangladesh opposition leader urges vote boycott

Bangladesh opposition leader made a last-ditch plea Friday for voters to boycott this weekend’s « farcical » elections and accused the government of placing her under house arrest.
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/bangladesh-opposition/942394.html

30 DECEMBER 2013

Bangladesh’s former prime minister Khaleda Zia ‘under house arrest’

Khaleda Zia, Bangladesh’s former prime minister and main opposition leader, has been put under house arrest, her aides said today as police surrounded her home in the capital Dhaka.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10542535/Bangladeshs-former-prime-minister-Khaleda-Zia-under-house-arrest.html

29 DECEMBER 2013

Bangladesh activists clash with police at polls protest

Supporters of Bangladesh’s opposition parties have clashed with security forces in Dhaka ahead of the country’s general election next week.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25543054
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/12/protester-killed-during-clashes-bangladesh-2013122984511139648.html

26 DECEMBER 2013

Bangladesh opposition leader under ‘virtual house arrest’

Bangladesh’s opposition accused authorities of placing their leader under virtual house arrest Thursday, as tens of thousands of troops were deployed across the country ahead of general elections next month.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/386749/bangladesh-opposition-leader-under-virtual-house-arrest

15 DECEMBER 2013

Violences kill 13

At least 11 people were killed in Noakhali and Nilphamari as Jamaat-Shibir men clashed with law enforcers and ran riot in several parts of the country to protest the execution of their leader Abul Quader Mollah

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/ten-more-dead-bangladesh-pm-issues-warning

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/violence-kills-11/

13 DECEMBER 2013

Bangladesh execution sparks violent protests

A wave of violence has swept through Bangladesh after the hanging of an opposition leader convicted of war crimes committed during the bloody 1971 war of independence.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/12/bangladesh-execution-sparks-violent-protests-201312135743734649.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10516017/Four-killed-in-clashes-after-Islamist-leader-executed.html
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/384660/clashes-in-bangladesh-after-islamist-hanged

12 DECEMBER 2013

Bangladesh executes opposition leader

Bangladesh has hanged opposition leader Abdul Quader Mollah over war crimes, making him the first person to be put to death for massacres committed during the country’s bloody 1971 war of independence.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/southasia/2013/12/bangladesh-politician-be-executed-20131212622649656.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh-supreme-court-will-not-review-death-penalty/1808614.html

11 DECEMBER 2013

UN chief, Kerry call Bangladesh PM over poll standoff

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry called Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday to stress the need for talks with the opposition to resolve the country’s election standoff.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/384339/un-chief-kerry-call-bangladesh-pm-over-poll-standoff

4 DECEMBER 2013

Ershad’s house cordoned off

Law enforcers have entered the house of Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad in Baridhara in the capital hours after he directed his partymen to resign from their posts of ministers and adviser to the PM.

http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/ershad-asks-jp-leaders-to-withdraw-nomination/

2 DECEMBER 2013

Bangladesh opposition to boycott elections

Bangladesh’s 18-party opposition coalition has said it will boycott a general election scheduled for January, plunging the volatile country into political uncertainty just hours before the final deadline for nominations.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/12/bangladesh-opposition-boycott-elections-2013122900876856.html

26 NOVEMBER 2013

Seven dead in Bangladesh opposition vote protest

Bangladesh opposition supporters blocked roads and ripped up railway tracks Tuesday in protests against elections announced for January, leaving seven people dead and plunging the nation into fresh turmoil.
http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/381761/seven-dead-in-bangladesh-opposition-vote-protest

25 NOVEMBER 2013

Bangladesh to hold parliamentary elections in January

Bangladesh’s parliamentary election will be held on 5 January, chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad has announced.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25093165

14 NOVEMBER 2013

Bangladesh Garment Industry to See Rise in Minimum Wage

Bangladesh factory owners say they have agreed to a 77 percent increase in the minimum monthly wage for garment workers, after days of unrest forced the closure of hundreds of production facilities. Thursday’s announcement followed a meeting between the manufacturers and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that resulted in the agreement, which will raise wages to about $66 per month.
http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh-garment-industry-to-see-rise-in-minimum-wage/1790050.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Some-200-Bangladesh-garment-factories-reopen-with-bigger-paycheques-for-workers-29540.html

13 NOVEMBER 2913

Dozens hurt in Bangladesh garment factory protest

Riot police fired tear gas to battle thousands of stone-throwing garment workers who rampaged through two industrial towns in Bangladesh during a protest over wages Tuesday that closed at least 200 factories and left dozens of people injured, police said.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/115776/dozens-hurt-in-bangladesh-garment-factory-protest/

9 NOVEMBER 2013

Bangladesh arrests 5 opposition leaders

Bangladeshi authorities have arrested three senior leaders of the main opposition party amid increasing tensions ahead of next year’s elections, an official said Saturday.
http://asiancorrespondent.com/115596/bangladesh-arrests-5-opposition-leaders/

5 NOVEMBER 2013

152 soldiers sentenced to die for mutiny in Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi court has convicted more than 300 soldiers at the start of a mass verdict over a 2009 military mutiny in which scores of senior officers were massacred.
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/05/world/asia/bangladesh-soldiers-death-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c1
http://www.euronews.com/2013/11/05/bangladesh-court-sentences-152-to-death-for-2009-mutiny/
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/11/bangladesh-mutiny-verdict-due-201311561736760822.html

3 NOVEMBER 2013

Bangladesh convicts UK Muslim leader, US citizen of war crimes

A Bangladesh war crimes court found a British-based Muslim leader and a US citizen guilty on Sunday in absentia for atrocities committed during the 1971 war of independence.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bangladesh-convicts-uk-muslim-leader-us-citizen-war-crimes
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10423362/British-Muslim-leader-sentenced-to-death-in-Bangladesh.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24793127

31 OCTOBER 2013

Bangladesh garment workers reject proposed pay hike

Bangladeshi garment workers on Thursday rejected a proposed 50 per cent wage rise and there were fears of fresh strikes in the crisis-hit industry if the impasse was not quickly resolved.

http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/bangladesh-garment-workers-reject-proposed-pay-hike

28 OCTOBER 2013

Fresh violence erupts across crisis-hit Bangladesh

Fresh violence erupted across Bangladesh on Monday, leaving at least four people dead as rival party activists clashed on the second day of a strike amid a mounting political crisis.
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/fresh-violence-erupts-across-crisis-hit-bangladesh

27 OCTOBER 2013

Opposition strike begins in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), led by Khaleda Zia, wants Sheikh Hasina Wajed, the prime minister, to hand power to a caretaker administration before the January election.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/opposition-strike-begins-bangladesh-201310276169411597.html

25 OCTOBER 2013

Bangladesh opposition protest turns deadly

At least five demonstrators have been killed and dozens injured across Bangladesh and thousands of opposition activists rallied in the capital, Dhaka, on Friday to demand that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina quit and order polls under a caretaker government.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/bangladesh-opposition-protest-turns-violent-20131025123326451853.html

9 OCTOBER 2013

Bangladesh ex-minister Abdul Alim jailed for war crimes

Abdul Alim, 83, of the Bangladesh National Party was guilty of nine of 17 charges dating back to the country’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24456910

1st OCTOBER 2013

Bangladesh MP sentenced to death

Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), on Tuesday was found guilty of torture, rape and genocide during the war for independence from Pakistan in 1971.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/10/bangladesh-mp-sentenced-death-201310171446700799.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh-sentences-lawmaker-to-death-for-war-crimes/1760364.html

23 SEPTEMBER 2013

Bangladesh Garment Workers Protest Low Pay, Shut Factories

More than 100 garment factories in Bangladesh have been forced to close as workers protest for a third day demanding a sharp raise in their minimum wage.
http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladeshi-garment-workers-protest-pay-shut-factories/1755037.html
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Thousands-of-garment-workers-stop-Bangladesh,-demanding-higher-wages-29086.html

17 SEPTEMBER 2013

Bangladesh Islamist leader sentenced to death

Bangladesh’s top court has sentenced a senior Islamist opposition leader to death for mass murder during the country’s 1971 liberation war against Pakistan. Abdul Quader Molla, 65, the fourth-highest-ranked leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, is the first politician to be found guilty by the country’s Supreme Court after it overturned an appeal to acquit him of all
harges.
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/09/201391735611372698.html
http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh-sentences-islamic-leader-to-death-for-war-crimes/1751139.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/09/17/world/asia/bangladesh-islamist-death-sentence/index.html?hpt=ias_c2
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10315433/Islamist-leader-sentenced-to-death-in-Bangladesh.html

13 SEPTEMBER 2013

Anwar Hossein passes away

Veteran character actor of Bangla cinema Anwar Hossain passed away due to old-age complications, at the age of 82.
He was admitted to Square Hospital in the capital on August 18 with various complications.
http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/anwar-hossain-passes-away/

13 AUGUST 2013

Clashes mark Bangladesh opposition strike

Violent clashes between police and protesters take place during 48-hour shutdown called by Jamaat-e-Islami party.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/08/201381372219815527.html

12 AUGUST 2013

Bangladesh: U.S. Calls for Activist’s Release

The United States on Monday urged Bangladesh to free a human rights activist, saying his detention had a “chilling effect” on civil society. The police seized the activist, Adilur Rahman Khan, secretary of the human rights group Odhikar, on Saturday after the organization questioned the official account of a deadly crackdown on Islamist protesters in May

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/world/asia/bangladesh-us-calls-for-activists-release.html?ref=asia&_r=0

1 AUGUST 2013

Bangladesh Islamist party Jamaat e Islami is banned

Bangladesh’s main Islamic party, the Jamaat e Islami, launched violent protests last night after a court banned its members from contesting next year’s general election.
http://dawn.com/news/1033394/bangladesh-court-rules-jamaat-illegal-bars-party-from-polls
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/10215920/Bangladesh-Islamist-party-election-ban.html

17 JULY 2013

Bangladesh war crimes: Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid to be executed

Clashes erupt after tribunal finds Jamaat-e-Islami secretary-general Mojaheed guilty of war crimes in 1971 uprising.                                                                 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/07/201371765535804837.html                 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23340507

16 JULY 2013

Violence erupts in Bangladesh after verdict against former Islamic leader

90 year-old Ghulam Azam sentenced to 90 years in prison for war crimes. The verdict sparks explosions, clashes and scenes of urban warfare all over Bangladesh for national hartal (strikes) organized by supporters of the Jamaat-e-Islami (Islamic Party) and secular activists of Gonojagoron Mancha. Four people die, including a child.                                                                                                  http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Violence-erupts-in-Bangladesh-after-verdict-against-former-Islamic-leader-28481.html

27 JUNE 2013

US cuts Bangladesh trade privileges over worker safety

An order by President Barack Obama removed Bangladesh’s duty-free trade privileges under the « GSP » program, increasing pressure on Dhaka to boost workplace safety after a series of disasters in the country’s huge garment industry.                                                                                                                       http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/357336/us-cuts-bangladesh-trade-privileges-over-worker-safety

21 JUNE 2013

Poverty-cut rate rare, remarkable

Poverty rate in Bangladesh will drop between 23.34 and 26.51 percent of the total population by 2015 provided that the country maintains its current pace of poverty reduction, according to World Bank estimates.                                         http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/poverty-cut-rate-rare-remarkable/

Bangladesh: 10 Islamic terrorists sentenced to death

A court in Dhaka have sentenced 10 Islamic extremists to death for a suicide bombing in 2005. Eight people were killed in the attack, including four lawyers, and 70 were injured. The prisoners are part of the fundamentalist group Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), banned by the government in the same year of the attack                                      http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bangladesh:-10-Islamic-terrorists-sentenced-to-death-28266.html

13 JUNE 2013

Bangladesh, work at 12 or face starvation

Roni is the assistant mechanic because « at home we had nothing to eat. » Poverty is the main reason that 7.4 million children are forced to work. 80% domestic workers, of which 17% suffer abuse and torture.                                                                                                                      http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bangladesh,-work-at-12-or-face-starvation-28194.html

14 MAY 2013

Bangladesh hit by Jamaat shutdown

Bangladesh’s opposition party, Jamaat-e-Islami, has called for a nationwidewide shutdown following the arrest of its leader, local media have reported.                                                                                                                             http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/20135145217704963.html

10 MAY 2013

Death toll in Bangladesh building collapse tops 1,000

The death toll from the collapse of a building housing textile factories outside the Bangladesh capital rose above 1,000 on Friday, as dead bodies continued to be pulled from the rubble, officials said                                                                                                              http://www.france24.com/en/20130510-death-toll-bangladesh-building-collapse              http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/bangladesh-toll-passes-1-000-as-stacks-o/670182.html

9 MAY 2013

Bangladesh Jamaat leader sentenced to death

War tribunal convicts Mohammad Kamaruzzaman on charges of genocide and torture of unarmed civilians during 1971 war. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/2013595575783613.html                                                                            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22461129

8 MAY 2013

Bangladesh building collapse death toll over 800

The army in Bangladesh says 804 people have been confirmed dead after the collapse of an eight-storey factory building near the capital Dhaka.                                            http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22450419                                                                                      http://www.euronews.com/2013/05/08/bangladesh-building-collapse-death-toll-over-800/

6 MAY 3013

Skirmishes erupt again on Afghan-Pakistan border

Clashes resumed along the contested Afghan-Pakistan border on Monday after Pakistani troops returned to repair a gate adjacent to a Pakistani border post between the Afghan province of Nangarhar and the Pakistani tribal agency of Mohmand that was the site of last week’s firefight Afghanistan, which has refused to recognize the 1893 British-mandated border between the two countries, says the gate is illegally located on Afghan territory.                                               http://afpak.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/05/06/skirmishes_erupt_again_on_afghan_pakistan_border

6 MAY 2013

Clashes over Bangladesh protest leave 27 dead

The government in Bangladesh has cracked down on protests, taking a television station off-air and transferring the man at the head of the group that instigated the deadly protests out of Dhaka under police escort.                                                                    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22423815                                                 http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/2013561483654241.html

5 MAY 2013

Bangladesh Rana Plaza factory collapse toll passes 600

More than 600 bodies have been pulled from the rubble of a Bangladeshi clothing factory complex that collapsed last week, police say. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22420025

Riot police battle Islamists in Dhaka Bangladesh

Clashes between police and Islamist protesters in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka have left at least three people dead and 60 injured. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22418379

1 MAY 2013

Bangladesh ‘slave labour’ condemned by Pope

Pope Francis has denounced as « slave labour » the conditions of workers caught in a deadly building collapse in Bangladesh last week.   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22370487

Bangladesh factory-collapse toll passes 400

May Day rallies in Bangladesh have taken on an added significance as workers marched through the streets to demand improved safety standards after the deaths of more than 400 people after a building collapsed near Dhaka. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/05/20135161932635626.html

26 APRIL 2013

Violent clashes erupt over Bangladesh building collapse

Police in Bangladesh fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters during a mass rally by garment workers outside of the capital Dhaka on Friday, two days after a building collapse killed more than 300 people and left scores more unaccounted for. http://www.france24.com/en/20130426-bangladesh-police-protestors-clash-mass-rally-building-collapse

18 APRIL 2013

Yunus given rare honour in USA

Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award of the United States, in recognition of his efforts toward combating global poverty. Yunus is only the seventh person in history to have won both the Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom, another of the highest US civilian awards                         http://www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/yunus-given-rare-honour/

11 APRIL 2013

Bangladesh opposition editor Mahmudur Rahman arrested

He faces charges including sedition and unlawful publication of a conversation that led to the resignation of the head judge of a war crimes tribunal.                                                                                                                                                                http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22110132

8 APRIL 2013

Bangladesh, Prime Minister: No to a law against blasphemy

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the country is « a secular democracy » in which « everyone has the right to practice their religion. » For days, supporters of the Islamist party have been calling for a blasphemy law that prescribes the death penalty for those who offend Muhammad and Islam.                                                                                                                             http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22058462                                                                                                           http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Bangladesh,-Prime-Minister:-No-to-a-law-against-blasphemy-27598.html

6 APRIL 2013

Bangladesh protesters demand blasphemy law

One person has been killed as hundreds of thousands of people continued protests in Bangladesh to demand that the government introduce an anti-blasphemy law that would include the death penalty for bloggers who insult Islam http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/04/20134661058364976.html                                http://www.voanews.com/content/thousands-in-bangladesh-rally-for-antiblasphemy-laws/1636029.html

20 MARCH 2013

Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman dies

Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, a veteran ruling party politician named to the largely ceremonial post in 2009, died Wednesday in a Singapore hospital, an embassy official said.                                                                                                                      http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/Story/A1Story20130320-410090.html                       http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/03/2013320123245762582.html

14 MARCH 2013

Bangladesh political crisis deepens

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), leader of the 18-party opposition, threatened to call another national strike on March 21 if more than 150 of its activists, are not released from police custody soon. The activists were arrested after violence marred a political rally in Dhaka on Monday, with attacks and vandalism spreading through the country during a dawn-till-dusk protest over clashes in a political standoff that have claimed nearly 100 lives in the past two weeks                                                                                                    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/SOU-05-140313.html

2 MARCH 2013

Violent clashes in Bangladesh over the past three days have left at least 60 people dead.

Violent clashes in Bangladesh over the past three days have left at least 60 people dead.                                                                                                                    http://www.euronews.com/2013/03/02/more-deaths-in-bangladesh-war-crimes-violence/

1 MARCH 2013

Afghanistan political puzzle

The withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan in 2014 certainly has decisive impact on both Afghanistan’s domestic situation as well its relations with its neighboring states. Afghanistan’s internal political environment will inescapably transform, once the foreign troops depart from the country.                                                                                                                                                                          http://weeklypulse.org/details.aspx?contentID=3355&storylist=1&goback=%2Egde_2163586_member_219108636

1 MARCH 2013

Bangladesh verdict sparks deadly protests

At least 34 people are reported to have been killed and hundreds injured in protests in Bangladesh after a member of the opposition was sentenced to death for war crimes.                                                                      http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/201322814221920994.html

28 FEBRUARY 2013

Bangladesh Islamist sentenced to death

Delwar Hossain Sayedee, 73, vice-president of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was found guilty of charges of mass killing, rape, arson, looting and forcing minority Hindus to convert to Islam during the 1971 independence war, lawyers and tribunal officials said. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/bangladesh/9899356/Bangladesh-Islamist-sentenced-to-death.html  http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/201322865638456746.html                                                        http://www.asiaone.com/News/AsiaOne%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20130228-405429.html

24 FEBRUARY 2013

Journos denounce attacks

Journalists and their professional bodies have denounced the Friday attacks on journalists by religious fanatics during demonstrations by Jamaat-Shibir men and their sympathisers in the capital and elsewhere.                                                          http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=270265

17 FEBRUARY 2013

Bangladesh protests trigger changes to war crimes law

Bangladesh’s parliament has amended a law which will allow the state to appeal against the life sentence of an Islamist party leader, after protesters called for his execution.                                                                                                                                          http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21492198

8 FEBRUARY 2013

Huge Bangladesh rally seeks death penalty for war crimes

Hundreds of thousands of people are rallying in the Bangladesh capital Dhaka, calling for the death penalty for Islamists on trial for war crimes. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21383632

5 FEBRUARY 2013

Bangladesh politician jailed for war crimes

Abdul Quader Molla, 64, the fourth highest ranked leader of the country’s Jamaat-e-Islami party, has been found guilty of rape, genocide and murder, by the controversial International Crimes Tribunal.                            http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2013/02/20132561816876315.html                                           http://asiancorrespondent.com/96949/bangladesh-jails-islamic-party-leader-to-life/

31 JANUARY 2013

Bangladesh strike over war crimes trials sparks clashes

At least two people were killed as violence erupted across Bangladesh during a strike called by the largest Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21271872

25 JANUARY 2013

MPs to resign if caretaker not restored

BNP yesterday threatened that its lawmakers would quit parliament if the government did not restore the caretaker government system. The threat came following the recent comment by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that the next general election would be held under her government.                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=266568

21 JANUARY 2013

Death for Bachchu Razakar

The international crimes tribunal made history yesterday (21) by sentencing Abul Kalam Azad to death, in its maiden judgment, for genocide and crimes against humanity during the Liberation War.                                                                                                http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=266151

20 OCTOBER 2012

Bangladesh mutiny: 723 border guards jailed

Nearly 6,000 people have now been jailed for the mutiny over pay and conditions, which left 74 people dead. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20018665 http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=254694

1 October 2012

Buddhist villages ransacked by angry Muslims

Muslim protestors have attacked several Buddhist villages in Bangladesh after an image said to show a burnt Koran was posted on a social website.
http://www.euronews.com/2012/10/01/buddhist-villages-ransacked-by-angry-muslims/
http://www.voanews.com/content/bangladesh_braces_for_more_muslim_attacks-on_buddhist_sites/1517988.html
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=252081

6 SEPTEMBER 2012

Bangladesh: More data needed on abandoned children, trafficking

Children in Bangladesh who have been abandoned by their parents are vulnerable to traffickers, but tackling the problem is hampered by the lack of data on missing children, say aid workers
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/96250/BANGLADESH-More-data-needed-on-abandoned-children-trafficking

1 AUGUST 2012

Top Bangladesh opposition leaders indicted

Forty-six opposition leaders, including BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, will go on trial this week in a case filed for torching a bus.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=244348

30 JUNE 2012

World Bank cancels loan for Bangladesh bridge

The World Bank has cancelled a $1.2bn loan for Bangladesh’s Padma bridge project, saying the government had not co-operated in investigating « high level » corruption in the project. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/06/201263062236349471.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-18655846

15 JUNE 2012

UN urges Bangladesh to take in people fleeing Burma violence

Tens of thousands of refugees have fled Burma’s province of Rakhine by boat. About 30,000 are already in camps in Bangladesh. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-18460804

13 MAY 2012

Bangladesh indicts opposition leader

Former Bangladeshi opposition leader, Ghulam Azam, has been indicted by a special court for alleged atrocities including genocide and murder during the nation’s 1971 liberation struggle against Pakistan. Azam, 89, the former head of the Jamaat-e-Islami party  is accused of creating and leading pro-Pakistan militias which carried out many killings and rapes during the nine-month-long war http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/05/2012513125224311695.html

7 MAY 2012

Dhaka, Delhi agree to sign extradition treaty

Bangladesh and India have agreed to conclude an extradition treaty at the earliest and vowed not to allow domestic or foreign militants and insurgents in each other’s territories.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=233275

30 APRIL 2012

General strike disrupts life in Bangladesh

The strike on Monday was called to protest against the disappearance of an opposition official, Elias Ali, which his party, the BNP, blames on the government and security agencies http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/04/2012430174341357708.html

23 APRIL 2012

Strike turns violent in Bangladeshi town of Sylhet

One person has been killed and at least 20 injured as thousands of people protested over a politician’s disappearance in the Bangladeshi city of Sylhet, police have said. Demonstrators are angry at the disappearance of opposition leader Ilias Ali http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17813091

15 MARCH 2012

Bangladesh claims victory in Bay of Bengal dispute‎

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday 15 termed the triumph over Burma in the maritime boundary dispute case at Hamburg a victory of the whole nation.
http://www.asianewsnet.net/home/news.php?id=28675&sec=1

12 MARCH 2012

Bangladesh given 90 days to restore caretaker gov’t

Addressing tens of thousands of opposition supporters who gathered in the capital defying government restrictions, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday gave the Hasina administration a 90-day ultimatum to announce the restoration of the caretaker system
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=226106
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17336583

6 MARCH 2012

Teaching troubles in Bangladesh

Almost half the population of Bangladesh does not know how to read or write. Authorities want to change this so they have made education free and mandatory until the age of 11
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/03/20123610259989341.html

7 FEBRUARY 2012

Inflation hits 15yr high

Fuel import, energy price hike, and taka’s devaluation against the US dollar have jacked up the country’s non-food inflation to 13.16 percent in January — which is the highest in the last fifteen years
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=221423

19 JANUARY 2012

Bangladesh ‘foils anti-government plot’

The Bangladesh army has foiled a plan to bring down the government of Sheikh Hasina, the prime minister, according to a military spokesman. Brigadier-General Muhammad Masud Razzaq said around 16 former and active officers were involved in the plot, unearthed in December
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia/2012/01/2012119105036344988.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16627852

12 JANUARY 2012

Ghulam Azam lands in jail

Forty years after liberation, former Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Ghulam Azam was sent to jail yesterday on charges of committing crimes against humanity and peace, genocide and war crimes in 1971
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=218007

25 NOVEMBER 2011

Hasina, India in bind

POPULARITY is a rare quality which begins to elude the rulers when they need it the most. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is in a similar situation. Her stock has shrunk at a time when she requires it badly. People had returned her with a sweeping majority. Yet they increasingly feel, three years after her being in power, that her non-governance, if not mis-governance, has only made their life miserable.
http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=39802

20 NOVEMBER 2011

Bangladesh opens 1971 war crimes trial

The first trial of a suspect from Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence began on Sunday, in a widely-criticised court process that the government says will finally bring traitors to justice.
http://www.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20111120-311674.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15811848

5 NOVEMBER 2011

Political killings on the rise

Incidents of political killing have taken an alarming rise in the country with death of over 100 leaders and activists of different
parties in the last 10 months.
http://www.thedailystar.net/newDesign/news-details.php?nid=209283

4 NOVEMBER 2011

Energy-starved Bangladesh signs nuclear power deal with Russia

« Russia will build two nuclear power plants, and each of the units will produce 1,000 megawatts of electricity, » said Yeafesh Osman, a junior minister in charge of Bangladesh’s Science and Technology.
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/03/world/asia/bangladesh-nuclear-power/index.html?hpt=ias_c2

3 JULY 2011

Bangladesh’s former prime minister Khaleda Zia’s son charged for grenade attack

Bangladeshi prosecutors have charged the eldest son of  prime minister Khaleda Zia over a 2004 grenade attack that killed 20 people
and injured current prime minister Sheikh Hasina, Zia’s long-time rival
http://www.english.rfi.fr/asia-pacific/20110703-bangladeshs-former-prime-minister-khaleda-zias-son-charged-grenade-attack

 

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 30 November in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 30 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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1814:  End of the Battle of Nalapani, the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal from 1814 to 1816
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani
http://nepalitimes.com/article/nation/The-Pashmina-War,1024

1908: The US Secretary of State and Japan’s ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an ‘open door’ policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3401803650.html
https://mstartzman.pbworks.com/w/page/35732892/Root%20Takahira%20Agreement%20%281908%29%20%28fourth%29

1922: First speed test of the first genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_H%C5%8Dsh%C5%8D
http://www.navypedia.org/ships/japan/jap_cv_hosho.htm

1941: Dutch naval forces in the Indies begin mobilizing

1942: During the Guadalcanal Campaign, in the Battle of Tassafaronga, a smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizo Tanaka defeats a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright


http://www.microworks.net/pacific/battles/tassafaronga.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tassafaronga


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPzny178boM

1946: French issue an ultimatum ordering Viet Minh forces to withdraw from Haiphong. The Hanoi embassy reports that the Vietnamese Government has partly evacuated the city

1949: The Chinese People’s Liberation Army takes Nationalist capital Chongqing

1950: US president Truman says that the use of nuclear weapon in Korea war is always under study

1951: Following a military coup, Phibun Songgram  (or Songkhram)  is re-appointed as Thai premier
https://www.tour-bangkok-legacies.com/phibun-songkhram.html

 1972: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells he press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000

 

On 30 November in South Asian history

ON 30 NOVEMBER IN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

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1814:  End of the Battle of Nalapani, the first battle of Anglo-Nepalese War between the East India Company and Nepal from 1814 to 1816
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Nalapani
http://nepalitimes.com/article/nation/The-Pashmina-War,1024

1858: Birth of Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian scientist who died on November 23, 1937
http://www.niyam.com/writing/httech4u/indianscientists/indianscientists.php?jcbose

1930: Death of Ponnambalam Ramanathan, Ceylon Tamil statesman, born on April 15, 1851
http://www.jaffnaroyalfamily.org/ponnambalam.php

1949: India recognizes the People’s Republic of China

1953: Death of Benegal Narsing Rau Indian diplomat, president of UN Security Council (1950), born on February 26, 1887
http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/2003/12/01/stories/2003120100400800.htm

1967: Foundation of the Pakistan People’s Party with Zukfikar Ali Bhutto as first chairman
https://www.dawn.com/news/688790

1982: The motion picture “Gandhi” has its world premiere in New Delhi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gandhi_(film)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083987/

1987: Afghanistan Constitution is adopted
http://www.afghan-web.com/history/const/const1987.html

1993 : Death of Indian Jesuit theologian Sebastian Kappen
http://www.ucanews.com/story-archive/?post_name=/1993/12/20/liberation-theologian-jesuit-father-sebastian-kappen-dies-in-bangalore&post_id=44465
http://mctvizag.blogspot.fr/2013/06/new-insights-of-ecclesiology-in.html

Sebastian Kappen

1994: Man Mohan Adhikari is sworn in as first communist premier of Nepal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_Mohan_Adhikari

2012: Former Indian prime minister Inder Kumar Gujral dies after a long illness in a hospital near the capital, Delhi, aged 92.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20552041
http://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/30th-november-2012-i.k.-gujral-12th-prime-minister-of-india-passed-away

2014: Death of Qayyum Chowdhury, Bangladeshi painter and academic, born on March 9, 1932
http://bdnews24.com/bangladesh/2014/11/30/painter-qayyum-chowdhury-dies-after-collapsing-at-classical-music-fest
http://newagebd.net/72331/artist-qayyum-chowdhury-dies-2/
https://www.google.fr/search?q=qayyum+chowdhury&biw=1093&bih=502&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiZkpTBh7bJAhXMuhoKHS1bCwMQ_AUIBigB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhzG4xFJPnI

On 30 November in Southeast Asian history

Andrés Bonifacio

ON 30 NOVEMBER IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN HISTORY

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1600: Death of Nanda Bayin, Burmese king , born on November 5, 1535
https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmXoypizjW3WknFiJnKLwHCnL72vedxjQkDDP1mXWo6uco/wiki/Nanda_Bayin.html
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=39846662

Nanda Bayin

1863: Birth of Andrès Bonifacio, Filipino founder of the Katipunan secret organization in 1892
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9s_Bonifacio
http://asianhistory.about.com/od/philippines/p/Biography-of-Andres-Bonifacio-Filipino-Anti-Colonial-Leader.htm?nl=1
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/786/today-in-philippine-history-november-30-1863-andres-bonifacio-was-born-in-tondo-manila
Andrés Bonifacio

1941: Dutch naval forces in the Indies begin mobilizing

1946: French issue an ultimatum ordering Viet Minh forces to withdraw from Haiphong. The Hanoi embassy reports that the Vietnamese Government has partly evacuated the city

1951: Following a military coup, Phibun Songgram  (or Songkhram)  is re-appointed as Thai premier
http://www.tour-bangkok-legacies.com/phibun-songkhram.html

 1957: Grenade attack on Sukarno at Cikini School in Jakarta. Six children are killed, over a hundred wounded. Sukarno escapes almost unharmed

1962: U Thant is unanimously elected General Secretary of United Nations, succeeding the late Hammarskjöld
http://www.biography.com/people/u-thant-9504735

1964: Foundation the Kabataang Makabayan or Patriot Youth (A youth communist movement) in the Philippines by José Maria Sison
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071227015825AA7Bms5

1967: Pro-Soviet communists in the Philippines establish Malayang Pagkakaisa ng Kabataan Pilipino as its new youth wing
http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Malayang_Pagkakaisa_ng_Kabataan_Pilipino

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGzReAJvyCA

1972: White House Press Secretary Ron Ziegler tells he press that there will be no more public announcements concerning American troop withdrawals from Vietnam due to the fact that troop levels are now down to 27,000

1984: Death of Lim Yew Hock, second chief minister of Singapore  (1956-1959), born on October 15, 1914
https://remembersingapore.org/2012/11/13/the-curious-case-of-lim-yew-hock/
http://www.liquisearch.com/lim_yew_hock

1987: China and Laos resume full ambassadorial level relations

2011: Hillary Clinton in historic US visit to Burma
http://www.france24.com/en/20111130-burma-clinton-usa-political-prisoners-ethnic-strife-myanmar-secretary-of-state

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwFRM6WTPOM

 

Holidays and observances

Philippines : Andres Bonifacio Day

On 30 November in Japan’s history

ON 30 NOVEMBER IN JAPAN’S HISTORY

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1719: Death of Yamamoto Tsunetomo, samurai, born on June 12, 1659
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Yamamoto_Tsunetomo

1908: The US Secretary of State and Japan’s ambassador to the US exchange notes in what becomes known as the Root-Takahira Agreement: they affirm support for an independent China with an ‘open door’ policy and for the status quo in the Pacific
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3401803650.html
https://mstartzman.pbworks.com/w/page/35732892/Root%20Takahira%20Agreement%20%281908%29%20%28fourth%29

1922: First speed test of the first genuine Japanese aircraft carrier Hosho
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_H%C5%8Dsh%C5%8D
http://www.navypedia.org/ships/japan/jap_cv_hosho.htm

1927: Japan dedicates first subway in Orient (route under 2 miles long)

1928: Birth of Takako Doi, chairwoman of the Japanese Socialist Party (1986-1991) who died on September 20, 2014
http://www.japan-zone.com/modern/doi_takako.shtml
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Doi

1940: The Japanese government announces its recognition of the Wang Jingwei collaborationist regime
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reorganized_National_Government_of_the_Republic_of_China
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/history-national-govt.htm

1942: During the Guadalcanal Campaign, in the Battle of Tassafaronga, a smaller squadron of Japanese destroyers led by Raizo Tanaka defeats a US cruiser force under Carleton H. Wright
http://www.microworks.net/pacific/battles/tassafaronga.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tassafaronga


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPzny178boM

1965: Birth of Prince Akishino (born Fumihito), second son of Emperor Akihito and father of the only one grandson in the emperor
http://www.nndb.com/people/947/000112611/

Akishino 2

2015 : Manga fans around the world are mourning the death of famed Japanese artist Shigeru Mizuki
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34971607
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/culturesports/20151201.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/12/01/national/paris-seoul-death-manga-artist-mizuki-mourned/#.Vl4gyjgQVjo

On 30 November in Chinese history, Hong Kong and Taiwan

ON 30 NOVEMBER IN CHINESE HISTORY, HONG KONG AND TAIWAN

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1937: Birth of Adeline Yen Mah, Chinese writer
http://adelineyenmah.com/about
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adeline_Yen_Mah

1940: The Japanese government announced its recognition of the Wang Jingwei collaborationist regime
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reorganized_National_Government_of_the_Republic_of_China
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/china/history-national-govt.htm
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11261.html

1949: Chinese People’s Liberation Army takes Nationalist capital Chongqing

1955: Birth of Gordon Liu (Liu Jiahui), Chinese national arts film actor
http://www.gordon-liu.com/about-gordon


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIklYwwd4wE

1987: China and Laos resume full ambassadorial level relations

 

On 29 November in Asian history

ON 29 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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1394: The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty, moved the capital from Kaesong to Hanyang, today known as Seoul
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2010/07/248_67003.html

1392 Yi Seong-gye

1427: Birth of Chinese emperor Zhengtong who ruled twice: 1435-1449 and 1457-1464, who died on February 23, 1464
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhengtong_Emperor

1544: Death of Jungjong, king of Joseon (Korea) since 1506, born in 1488
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Jungjong_of_Joseon

1786: Birth of Syed Ahmad Shaheed, Indian Muslim revolutionist killed by Sikh at Balakote in 1831
http://islamicfocusarticles.blogspot.com/2008/08/syed-ahmad-shaheed.html

1803: Battle of Argaon between the British under the command of General Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) and the forces of The Rajah of Berar and Nagpur, Raghoji II Bhonsle, under Sindhia of Gwalior
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adgaon#Battle_of_Argaon

1835: Birth of Empress Dowager Cixi (1868-1908) who died on November 15, 1908
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/style/people-events/article/2119973/woman-who-ruled-china-what-you-didnt-know-about?utm_source&utm_medium&utm_campaign=SCMPSocialNewsfeed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empress_Dowager_Cixi

1883: Emperor Hiep Hoa, the sixth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty is forced to commit suicide, born on November 1, 1847
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2012/08/monarch-profile-emperor-hiep-hoa-of.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiep_Hoa

1885: End of Third Anglo-Burmese War, and end of Burmese monarchy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Burmese_War

1890: The Meiji constitution, the first in Asia, goes into effect in Japan and the first Diet convenes
http://history.hanover.edu/texts/1889con.html

1893: Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuhan_University

1898: In the Philippines, the revolutionary government of General Emilio Aguinaldo, proclaims the separation of Church and State
https://kahimyang.com/kauswagan/articles/783/today-in-philippine-history-november-29-1898-the-revolutionary-government-of-general-emilio-aguinaldo-proclaimed-the-separation-of-church-and-state

1908: Birth of N. S. Krishnan, Tamil film comedian and political activist who died on August 30, 1957
http://www.sangam.org/2008/11/NS_Krishnan.php?uid=3168

1910: Birth of Elizabeth Choy, Singapore heroe, educator and politician who died on September 14, 2006
http://singaporeheroes.weebly.com/elizabeth-choy.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Choy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC1AmDiUgq4

1913 : Birth of Ali Sardar Jafri, Urdu writer and poet, who died on August 1, 2000
http://www.poemhunter.com/ali-sardar-jafri/biography/
http://www.sardarjafri.com/biography.html

1915: Birth of Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese female democratic writer, who died on April 7, 2008
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludu_Daw_Amar

1927: Death of Chinese painter Wu Changshuo, born on August 1, 1844
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wu_Changshuo
http://www.grin.com/en/e-book/274526/wu-changshuo-life-painting-and-sentiments-of-a-nostalgic-artist-in-changing
http://www.google.fr/search?q=changshuo+wu&nord=1&biw=1242&bih=571&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=u554VPnwAojjaKa5gcgM&ved=0CAYQ_AUoATgK

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1931: Birth of Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor who died on June 21, 1997
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0441526/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLvQvr8BK2Y

1933: Japan begins persecution of communists

1942: Birth of Chatrichalerm Yukol, Thai film director
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatrichalerm_Yukol
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0950841/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL0FNEQZEz0&feature=player_embedded

1946: Last British troops leave Indonesia

1946: The All Indonesia Centre of Labour Organizations (SOBSI) is founded in Jakarta
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentral_Organisasi_Buruh_Seluruh_Indonesia

1948: During the China Civil War, the PLA launches the Pingjin campaign against the Nationalist, up to January 31, 1949
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingjin_Campaign

1950: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations to retreat from North Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-overwhelm-allies-in-north-korea

1950: Death of Muslim Chinese general Ma Zhanshan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ma_Zhanshan

1951: A group of army officers seize control of the Thai government in a bloodless coup d’état and reestablished the authoritarian constitution of 1932, with some changes

1952: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-goes-to-korea

1961: Birth of Masayoshi Yamashita, Japanese musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masayoshi_Yamashita

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZDE6z17ic

1965: Birth of Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese singer-songwriter, who died on 25 April 1992
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yutaka_Ozaki

 1974: Death of Chinese Marshal Peng Dehuai, born on October 24, 1899
http://maoist.wikia.com/wiki/Peng_Dehuai
http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/people/pengdehuai.shtml
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/11241.html

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1974: Birth of Lin Chi-ling, Taiwanese actress and model
http://yummycelebrities.com/2005/09/18/lin-zhi-ling/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeNZfC9ky9w

1981: Birth of Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor
http://www.jpopasia.com/celebrity/nicholasteozhangdongliang/
http://mydramalist.com/people/735-teo-nicholas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA4TFFTeTMQ

1982: Birth of Divya Spandana, Indian actress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM56piB2r98

1983: The United Nations General Assembly passes United Nations Resolution 37/37, stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan
http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/37/a37r037.htm

1987: A Korean Air Line plane, with 115 people on board, explodes over Burma, because a bomb planted by a North Korean agent
http://timelines.com/1987/11/29/korean-air-flight-858-explodes-mid-air-from-north-korean-bomb
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Flight_858

1989: After the defeat of its party in last week election, Rajiv Gandhi resigns as Prime minister of India
http://articles.latimes.com/1989-11-29/news/mn-155_1_prime-minister-indira-gandhi
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1989/11/30/gandhi-resigns-as-indias-prime-minister/

1989-11-29 Rajiv Gandhi resigns

1994: Seoul, capital of Korea celebrates the 600th anniversary of its founding

1995: Gyaincain Norbu is selected as the Beijing official 11st official Panchen Lama
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyaincain_Norbu
http://old.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/tmt/331615.html
http://history.04007.cn/en.php/HisMain/10998.html

2007: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is sworn in for a second term, this time a civilian ruler
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7118268.stm

2007: The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a failed mutiny
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manila_Peninsula_siege
http://www.rappler.com/nation/74701-2007-manila-pen-siege-binay-backed-out-trillanes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTjknvJXQDo

2009: Sarath Fonseka, the Sri Lankan general who ended the Tamil Tigers’ almost three-decade-long struggle for independence, announces that he would challenge the president in a January election
http://www.france24.com/en/20091129-sri-lanka-tamil-tigers-fonseka-presidential-election-january-2010-rajapakse

2010: Qin Yongmin, cofounder of the China Democracy Party, freed. He was in prison for 12 years for promoting democratic reform in his country. Altogether, he spent 22 years behind bars
http://www.hrichina.org/content/4879
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Qin-Yongmin,-cofounder-of-the-China-Democracy-Party,-freed-today-20125.html

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2010: Thailand’s Constitutional Court dismisses a case that could have disbanded the country’s ruling party. If the party had  been found guilty, it could have been forced to disband  including Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, barred from politics for five years
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiapcf/11/29/thailand.court.ruling/index.html

2012: Death of Sherab Palden Beru, Tibetan painter, born in 1911
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9753690/Sherab-Palden-Beru.html
http://shambhalatimes.org/2012/12/13/death-of-sherab-palden-beru-thangka-master/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXiE27_UvtQ

2014: Taiwan Premier Jiang Yi-huah resigns after after ruling party loss local election. He said the party’s crushing loss reflected public unhappiness with government policies, but Ma still vowed that the KMT will rise again
http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/taiwans-premier-resigns-after-ruling-party-loss-local-election http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/11/30/2003605651 http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2014/11/30/2003605650/1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_local_elections,_2014

Wars, conflicts and strategy on 29 November in Asian history

WARS, CONFLICTS AND STRATEGY ON 29 NOVEMBER IN ASIAN HISTORY

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Updated on November29, 2017

1803: Battle of Argaon between the British under the command of General Arthur Wellesley (later the Duke of Wellington) and the forces of The Rajah of Berar and Nagpur, Raghoji II Bhonsle, under Sindhia of Gwalior
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adgaon#Battle_of_Argaon

1883: Emperor Hiep Hoa, the sixth emperor of the Vietnamese Nguyễn Dynasty is forced to commit suicide, born on November 1, 1847
http://madmonarchist.blogspot.fr/2012/08/monarch-profile-emperor-hiep-hoa-of.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiep_Hoa

1885: End of Third Anglo-Burmese War, and end of Burmese monarchy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Anglo-Burmese_War

1948: During the China Civil War, the PLA launches the Pingjin campaign against the Nationalist, up to January 31, 1949
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pingjin_Campaign

1950: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations to retreat from North Korea
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-overwhelm-allies-in-north-korea

1951: A group of army officers seize control of the Thai government in a bloodless coup d’état and reestablished the authoritarian constitution of 1932, with some changes

1952: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-goes-to-korea

1983: The United Nations General Assembly passes United Nations Resolution 37/37, stating that Soviet Union forces should withdraw from Afghanistan
http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/37/a37r037.htm

1987: A Korean Air Line plane, with 115 people on board, explodes over Burma, because a bomb planted by a North Korean agent
http://timelines.com/1987/11/29/korean-air-flight-858-explodes-mid-air-from-north-korean-bomb
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_Air_Flight_858

2007: The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a failed mutiny
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manila_Peninsula_siege
http://www.rappler.com/nation/74701-2007-manila-pen-siege-binay-backed-out-trillanes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTjknvJXQDo