Five sentenced to death for Saudi diplomat murder
A Bangladeshi court sentenced five gang members to death on Sunday for the murder of Saudi diplomat Khalaf Ali.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Questions remain about Bangladesh factory fire
Government, factory owners and international buyers are all pointing fingers after the fire that killed at least 112 in a Bangladesh garment factory.
Bangladeshi workers demand return to work after fire kills 112
The more than 1,200 workers have been protesting their return for over a week, saying that the work stoppage has caused them to lose essential wages.
Asia: Hopes rise in fight against HIV/AIDS
Countries throughout Asia have made huge strides in combating HIV/AIDS, but now is not the time to let up.
Bangladesh factory owner didn't know he needed emergency exits
Bangladesh factory owner Delwar Hossain says that he was never told that he needed to install emergency exits in the factory where over 100 workers recently died.
Bangladesh factory fire: 3 managers arrested
Three supervisors have been arrested for allegedly preventing workers' escape from the Tazreen Fashions factory in Bangladesh during a fire that killed more than 100 people.
Bangladesh fire: Wal-Mart cuts ties with supplier after garments found in ashes
Wal-Mart cut ties with supplier after its garments were found in the ashes in a factory fire that killed at least 112 workers in Bangladesh.
Deadly Bangladesh factory fire (PHOTOS)
At least 112 workers died in the Bangladesh garment factory fire over the weekend.
Bangladesh overpass collapse kills as many as 13
As many as 13 were killed and dozens are missing after an overpass under construction collapsed in Bangladesh's southeastern port city of Chittagong.
Bangladesh: Another factory fire breaks out as thousands protest previous deadly blaze
Thousands of people protested over a garment factory fire that killed more than 120 people this weekend, even as another blaze broke out at a different plant.
Hong Kong firm offers compensation after deadly Bangladesh factory fire
A Hong Kong company has offered compensation to the families of workers who died in Bangladesh's worst ever garment factory fire.
Bangladesh slum fire kills at least 11
At least 11 people have been killed in a fire in a slum outside the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka.
India: Endangered vulture population increases for first time in 20 years
Nearly driven to extinction by a drug used for sick cattle, India's endangered vulture population may finally be making a comeback.
Rohingya Muslim refugees thrown into Bay of Bengal after ship sinks
For 2nd time in 2 weeks, overloaded boat carrying Rohingya refugees capsizes in Bay of Bengal.
Rohingya refugees: 120 missing after boat sinks
At least 120 people are missing and feared drowned after their boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal.
India: A nation's bad health reflects worst of rich and poor
About 37% of Indian deaths are still caused by "poor country" diseases like TB and malaria, while 53% stem from "rich country" problems like heart failure and diabetes.
India: Can you really teach entrepreneurs?
There's growing skepticism about the developing world's "reluctant entrepreneurs," who start businesses only because they can't find a job, writes the Economist
Muslims offended by Quran Facebook photo torch Buddhist temples in Bangladesh
Islamic sensitivities spark more violence in southeast Asia.
Northeast India: The country's next hot spot or the world's next flashpoint?
India's Northeast is pitching itself as the country's next tourism hot spot. But tensions fueled by Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar and China could make it the world's next flashpoint.
Anti-American protests grip Middle East and beyond
Anger sparked by US-made video critical of Islam takes the region by storm.
Bangladesh historical site, Mahasthangarh, victim of brick recycling
Mahasthangarh, once the ancient city of Pundranagar, was a seat of Buddhist learning whose monasteries were reknowned in the region.
Bangladeshi government tells NGOs to stop providing services to Muslim Myanmar refugees
Doctors Without Borders, Action Against Hunger, and Muslim Aid told to stop giving services to Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to avoid violence in Myanmar
In Myanmar, a mini-pogrom by the sea
Peace eludes Myanmar as the majority Buddhists and a Muslim tribe called the Rohingya remain in conflict.
Bangladesh: Moslemuddin Sarkar returns home after 23 years
Bangladeshi man Moslemuddin Sarkar has returned to his ancestral village after being listed as officially missing for 23 years.
India: Did media bias black out Assam riots?
Tweeters and bloggers decry TV's slow response to riots in Congress-ruled state, contrasting it to continued coverage of 2002 Gujarat riots
India falls on global child development index
Despite fast economic rise, India falls behind Bangladesh when it comes to the plight of its children
US companies get the green light to pursue an exciting new market in Asia
For the first time in 15 years, US companies will be allowed to invest in Myanmar.
"Common Gender," transgender-Hindu romance film, a smash hit in Bangladesh
A love story featuring a transgendered person and Hindu boy, "Common Gender" is a box office triumph in Bangladesh.