Jan 6, 2014 — More than a dozen people reportedly were killed, including an election officer who was beaten to death, and scores of polling stations were firebombed. The ruling Awami League won in a walk-away after the main opposition party boycotted the vote.
Dec 12, 2013 — Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged Thursday for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence. He's the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal to be executed.
Nov 12, 2013 — A bystander was killed and at least 20 people were injured during a march in Phnom Penh. Workers have been protesting for months, demanding better pay and working conditions. The clashes in Cambodia come amid increased scrutiny of garment factories in Asia.
Nov 5, 2013 — The 2009 mutiny by border guards seeking better pay and working conditions left 74 people dead in the capital, Dhaka. The judge in the case called the incidents committed "heinous."
Oct 9, 2013 — The fire at a garment factory outside the capital Wednesday is the latest in a series of such disasters and comes just six months after the worst disaster in the garment industry's history.
Aug 12, 2013 — The country's garment industry is still going strong despite the building collapse in April. But the latest death underscores the human toll of the tragedy that has claimed more than 1,100 lives.
Jul 22, 2013 — A new report says the industry's rapid growth is partly to blame for worsening working conditions. The U.N. report comes just months after a building collapse in Bangladesh killed more than 1,000 garment factory workers.
Jul 15, 2013 — The vote comes amid scrutiny of working conditions in the country, and it follows a building collapse outside Dhaka in April that killed more than 1,000 people. The country's media say the measure is an effort to appease Western critics of working conditions.
Jul 8, 2013 — The agreement, which comes two months after a factory collapse that killed more than 1,000 workers, brings together several European retailers and labor unions. U.S. companies like Walmart and Gap are not part of the deal.
Jun 27, 2013 — The immediate practical impact of the U.S. decision on the country's garment industry is expected to be minimal. But it could affect the EU's thinking on more wide-ranging trade benefits.