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PM Hasina on top in battle of the Bangladesh Begums

The 71-year-old Hasina is set to extend her record as the country's longest-serving leader after dispatching Khaleda Zia, her chief rival.

Bangladeshi opposition pledges to remove media curbs, raise pay, freeze energy...

Bangladesh's opposition alliance promised to raise the minimum wage of garment workers and freeze gas and electricity prices.

Bangladesh court doubles jail term for ex-PM Khaleda Zia

She denied wrongdoing and her Bangladesh Nationalist Party says her conviction in February is aimed at keeping her and her family out of politics.

Bangladesh court hands former PM new jail term

The verdict triggered clashes between police and thousands of supporters of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), which Zia still leads from prison.

Bangladesh opposition leader facing death sentence

Death sentences are common in Bangladesh with hundreds of people on death row. All executions are by hanging, a legacy of the British colonial era.

Top court cancels bail for Bangladesh opposition chief Zia

Khaleda Zia's lawyers said that the Supreme Court's decision was part of a campaign by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to silence the opposition, of which Zia is a part.

Bangladesh ex-PM gets bail; party to consider poll boycott

Although Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party may now take part in the next election, its members may nevertheless choose to boycott it.

Clashes as Bangladesh court jails opposition leader Zia

After Khaleda Zia of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party was jailed, violence broke out outside the court.

Bangladesh court orders Zia’s arrest over ‘fake birthday’

The bizarre controversy centres on the fact that Khaleda Zia celebrates her birthday on August 15, the day Bangladesh's former leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated.