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Dhaka Cafe Attack

In the aftermath of the Dhaka bakery attack, Bangladeshis are now having to show the resilience of their counterparts who have been affected in many other parts of the Muslim world, writes Razia Desai. More: http://newsweekme.com/dhaka-unnerved/ Social Streams

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Daesh “Connected” to Bangladesh, Says Kerry, Offering Security Aid

By Lesley Wroughton and Serajul Quadir DHAKA, Aug 29 – The United States believes that elements of Daesh 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. Kerry’s blunt statement followed the July 1 attack on a

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Kerry in Bangladesh For Talks on Security, Human Rights

DHAKA, Aug 29  – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Bangladesh on Monday to discuss security cooperation after a series of killings by Islamist militants, as well as economic development and human rights. Kerry will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, opposition and civic leaders during the one-day visit, his first to Bangladesh as

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Bangladesh Seeks to Detain Two Over July Cafe Attack That Killed 20

DHAKA, Aug 4 – Police in Bangladesh will bring to court on Thursday two men held over their suspected involvement in an attack claimed by militant group Daesj on a cafe in the capital, Dhaka, that killed 20 hostages, mostly foreigners. Gunmen stormed the cafe last month in one of the most brazen attacks in

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Bangladesh’s Missing Militant Link: The Threat From Abroad

By Serajul Quadir and Tom Lasseter DHAKA/NEW DELHI, Aug 3 – When Bangladeshi authorities last month released the names of 261 men who have gone missing from their families, in an attempt to find militants hidden in this country of 160 million people, at the very end of the list was “Jilani alias Abu Zidal”.

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Nine Militants Killed in Police Raid in Bangladesh

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, July 26 – Bangladesh police on Tuesday killed nine militants who were believed to have been plotting an attack similar to the one on a cafe on July 1 in which 22 people were killed, the national police chief said. Police said the militants were holed up in a building in

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Bangladesh Arrests Four Female Militants in Hunt For Cafe Attackers

DHAKA, July 24 – Police in Bangladesh arrested on Sunday four female members of a home-grown militant group blamed for a bloody attack on a cafe in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners, an officer said. Authorities have intensified a hunt for militants after five young men stormed the upmarket restaurant popular

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