Missing Bangladeshi Journalist Has Been “Found” — Now He Must Be Freed

May 12, 2020

Last week, 53 days after his suspicious disappearance on March 10, Bangladeshi journalist Shafiqul Islam Kajol was “found” by authorities in Benapole, 150 miles from Dhaka where he was last seen. On May 3, border guards apparently discovered Kajol, the editor of the daily...

Bangladesh Stands Tall in Rohingya Crisis

September 17, 2017

As the world watches in horror at the escalating Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, Bangladesh shows what a bit of empathy can do. Bangladesh is not rich by any means. In fact, it is one of the world’s poorest nations, with more than a third of its population living under the poverty line. That is a...

Yet Another Brutal Murder Shocks Bangladesh

March 31, 2015

Following the brutal murder of Avijit Roy, another writer has been killed in Bangladesh. Washiqur Rahman, a Bangladeshi blogger, was hacked to death on the streets of Dhaka on March 30. Two men were taken into custody and police are still looking for a third. Rahman, aged 27, used satire...

Bangladesh: Through the Eyes of a Traveler

January 15, 2015

Following his recent visit to Bangladesh, Lucas Ausems argues that only dialogue and mutual understanding will lead the country forward. When I arrived in Dhaka on October 30, I had no knowledge of Bangladesh, save for what I had learned at university during a couple of lectures on...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Roundup

January 07, 2014

Fair Observer's roundup of the week's events. Weather patterns across the world are becoming increasingly erratic. After the floods in Brazil, comes the “polar vortex” in North America. Temperatures have dropped to -51°C, flights have...

Make Sense of the World: Weekly Report

January 07, 2014

Fair Observer's extended report of the week's events. Weather patterns across the world are becoming increasingly erratic. After the floods in Brazil, comes the “polar vortex” in North America. Temperatures have dropped to -51°C, flights have been...

India and the US: Divided Over Dhaka

January 01, 2014

India and the US have yet to develop a synergy in their policies towards Bangladesh.    By Seema Sirohi As a dangerous storm brews in Bangladesh in the run up to the polls on January 5, India and the United States stand far apart on how best to deal with the protracted political...

Fair Observer: Best of the Month

November 30, 2013

Fair Observer's five best articles of November. The key event of November was the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1. The US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany got together with Iran to agree to give Tehran temporary relief from sanctions for accepting restrictions on its nuclear...