- New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed Updated: Oct-08-15 6:32 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom's official toll.
- Christian pastor survives knife attack at home in Bangladesh Updated: Oct-06-15 9:42 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A Bangladeshi pastor survived an attempt on his life by three men who came to his home pretending to want to learn about Christianity, police and the victim said Tuesday.
- Police in Bangladesh question 4 in killing of Japanese man Updated: Oct-05-15 7:55 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Police said they were questioning four people Monday in connection with the second killing of a foreigner in Bangladesh last week - a Japanese agricultural worker described by his neighbors as a friendly farmer who occasionally joined gatherings at their village mosque.
- Murders test Bangladesh claims that radical Islam in check Updated: Oct-02-15 7:00 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A string of slayings claimed by radical Islamic groups has Bangladesh scrambling to contain what appears to be a rising tide of extremism, and it couldn't have come at a worse time - the country's fragile economic growth is faltering this year amid renewed political unrest.
- Saudi hajj disaster toll rises higher with Iran's 465 dead Updated: Oct-02-15 12:48 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The death toll in the Saudi hajj disaster rose sharply Thursday as Iran announced 465 of its pilgrims died in last week's stampede and crush, nearly doubling its earlier count and likely further straining relations between the two Mideast rivals.
- Islamic State group says it guns down Italian in Bangladesh Updated: Sep-29-15 5:06 pm
DHAKA, Bangladesh - The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for gunning down an Italian aid worker in the diplomatic quarter of Bangladesh's capital, according to an intelligence group that monitors jihadist threats, while the government said it had no evidence to back up that claim.
- Bangladesh says it meets US factory safety conditions Updated: Sep-23-15 8:54 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh said it has met the conditions put forward by the United States for better safety and workers' rights in its factories that were essential to regain preferential trade status the impoverished South Asian nation lost in 2013 after two disasters killed 1,500 garment workers.
- Bangladesh court indicts 13 in beating death of teenager Updated: Sep-22-15 8:36 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A court in northeastern Bangladesh indicted 13 people on Tuesday in the beating death of a 13-year-old boy that shocked a nation used to violent crime because a video of him being tortured was posted online.
- Court rules Bangladesh opposition leader to face graft trial Updated: Sep-17-15 4:34 am
DHAKA, Bangladesh - Bangladesh's High Court has decided former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia can stand trial on corruption charges involving a contract for a coal mine with a Chinese company.