Bangladesh’s central bank recommended not opening up more opportunities for new banks, but the government thought otherwise.
Research into banks' charitable activities shows a strong interest in disclosing donations made the the ruling family's causes.
Stilt houses to help cope with floods in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
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Climate change will certainly affect Bangladesh but claims of climate change refugees are premature.
Marrakesh braces for the first round of climate talks since the Paris Agreement was signed in 2015.
The Paris Agreement is in place, but there's still much to lose for the least developed countries.
Bhokul has faced the loss of her family’s land, and the loss of their income. Now climate change threatens her livelihood even more.
Meet Bhokal, who has already lost so much due to environmental disasters, and who needs the Paris agreement to be a success.
At least 70 people died in a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan in August – most of them lawyers.
A new tool is tracking attacks on people for their religion, politics, caste, ethnicity, gender, class and sexual orientation.
Cities like Dhaka are internally diverse, even contradictory. Such variation extends to the types of economic activity that take place in them.
As cities trumpet their liveability, creativity and greenness, many informal settlement activities are often relegated to the shadows.
Bangladesh will be hit hardest by climate change.
The Global South needs stronger commitments from rich countries to achieve long-term climate success.
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Nearly 5m tonnes of coal will soon be shipped through the Sundarbans each year.
Latest disaster: Tampaco Foils, near Dhaka.
The people responsible for the country's successes are the victims of its political failures.
Bangladesh’s ruling party ministers say private schools and universities are responsible for the recent surge in terrorism, which includes the attack on a bakery in Dhaka.
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If the government is serious about tackling terrorism, politicisation and increased surveillance in private schools and universities will not be enough.
Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world despite its ranking as one of the ‘least liveable’.
Bringing significant benefits to an emergent middle class, Dhaka's cultural, economic, environmental and political landscapes are being rapidly but unevenly transformed.
Diplomats and officials from 17 countries met in Bangkok in May 2015 to discuss how to deal with the thousands of Rohingya and Bangladeshi refugees.
Plans for more robust architecture on forced migration need to be more advanced. Countries in our region must not rest on their laurels.
If the banks can't trust each other's messages, can you trust the banks?
Police in Dhaka hold back protesters furious at the murder of a student.
Bangladesh's sexual minorities have been under violent attack for some time – as has anyone standing up to the country's extremists.
East London living.
How where you live changes your way of thinking.
On watch in Dhaka.
Murders, corruption and suspicion are eating away at Bangladeshi society – and some surprising forces are fuelling the chaos.
These Rohingya women and children, rescued by fishermen in Aceh, are among thousands in need of resettlement.
A summit in Bangkok is discussing the fate of thousands of people who were stranded at sea. Australia is represented but refuses to resettle any refugees, casting doubt on its commitment to a regional solution.
Protesting the death of Ananta Bijoy Das.
Three secular political bloggers have been killed in Bangladesh since the start of 2015 – but the outrage behind the murders started a long time ago.
Rohingya refugees from Myanmar travelled in this fishing boat to Sumatra, Indonesia, with officials announcing some 2000 people were rounded up or rescued after arriving in Malaysia and Indonesia over the weekend.
Australia may have 'stopped the boats' but the tragedy of people drowning at sea continues to our north and is getting worse. A regional solution to the refugee crisis is urgently needed.
A woman holds a picture of her relative missing in the Rana Plaza collapse.
The horrific collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that killed hundreds sent American scrambling for ways to ensure this doesn't happen again. A professor explains why boycotts are not the answer.