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Police have arrested five Bangladeshi expatriates accused medicines worth millions stolen from govt hospital


MADINAH, Saudi Arabia – Police have arrested five Bangladeshi expatriates accused of stealing large quantities of medicines from the warehouse of a government hospital in Madinah. The officers seized medicines worth about SR4 million from the men. This is the fourth incident involving theft of medicines in Madinah in the past two years. Large quantities of medicines have mysteriously disappeared ... Read More »

Militant arrested over murder of Xulhaz


DHAKA: Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected militant over the hacking to death of two gay rights activists, part of a spate of murders of intellectuals, writers and religious minorities, officers said Sunday. Xulhaz Mannan, an editor of a magazine, and fellow activist Mahbub Tonoy were murdered in a Dhaka apartment last month by about six men carrying machetes and ... Read More »

Arrest in Bangladesh over death threats to secular writers


DHAKA: Bangladesh police have arrested a suspected militant for sending death threats to prominent secular academics, as the country reels from rising extremist violence, officers said Wednesday. Police accuse Abdul Haque, a former teacher at an Islamic seminary, of threatening noted academics and writers in the name of the Daesh group and local banned outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT). “He ... Read More »

Sri Lanka arrests top judge


COLOMBO: Sri Lankan police made the first ever arrest of a Supreme Court judge who was detained in connection with an alleged sexual assault, an official said. Sarath de Abrew was arrested following investigations into a complaint that he tried to force a 39-year-old woman to have sex with him on the outskirts of Colombo and beat her up when ... Read More »

Sudan leader banned from leaving S.Africa until arrest ruling


JOHANNESBURG: A South African court on Sunday issued a temporary ban on Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir leaving the country after the International Criminal Court (ICC) called for his arrest at a summit of African leaders in Johannesburg. A court statement said it was “compelling respondents to prevent President Omar Al-Bashir from the leaving the country until an order is made ... Read More »

Ex-PM Zia avoids arrest as court grants bail in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia avoided arrest on corruption charges Sunday after a court granted her bail. Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadder approved Zia’s request for bail when she surrendered to court in the capital, Dhaka. Zia left her office for the first since Jan. 5, when authorities had initially barred her from leaving to attend an anti-government rally ... Read More »

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