• Rahman Mizanur

    How Islamic State in Bangladesh began

    Radicalised worker Rahman Mizanur recruited countrymen in Singapore with help of material linked to terror groups.

  • 'They formed cell, met in parks, shared radical contents'

    The eight Bangladeshi workers held recently in Singapore had allegedly formed an “Islamist” cell that met in parks and other

  • 5 ‘militants’ deported from Singapore remanded

    A Dhaka court has placed five alleged militants, who were deported from Singapore, on seven-day remand each in connection with a case filed under the anti-terrorism act.

  • 'Bangladesh must have zero tolerance for terror'

    The High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore has urged his compatriots here to report their peers if they suspect them to be extremists.

  • Rahman Mizanur

    Terror cell 'unfazed' by earlier arrests

    Around the time that Singapore announced in January the arrest and deportation of 27 radicalised Bangladeshis under the Internal Security Act (ISA), S-Pass holder Rahman Mizanur, 31, came up with plans for an extremist group and began recruiting his countrymen.

  • 8 Bangladeshis held in Singapore for plotting attacks back home

    Singapore says it has arrested eight Bangladeshi workers, who were planning to stage terror attacks back home. The country’s home ministry releases a kill-list found with them, which include MPs, ministers and media personnel. Meanwhile, in Dhaka, cops arrest five other Bangladeshi nationals, who were repatriated from Singapore after the authorities found that they possessed and/or proliferated jihadi-related materials, or supported the use of armed violence.

  • Singapore releases kill-list found with Bangladeshis

    Members of the so-called Islamic State in Bangladesh (ISB), formed in Singapore in March, have identified several possible targets in Bangladesh, which include lawmakers, ministers, and media personnel, a kill-list released by the country’s home ministry shows.

  • Gold worth Tk 1.25cr seized at Dhaka airport

    The preventive team of Dhaka Customs House seizes six gold bars, weighing 2.5 kilograms, from a plane at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital.

  • Singapore 'still world's most expensive city'

    Singapore has again been judged as the world's most expensive city but costs across the world have been highly volatile, according to researchers.

  • Pacific nations sign TPP trade deal

    The Trans Pacific Partnership, one of the biggest multinational trade deals ever, is signed by ministers from its 12 member nations in New Zealand.

  • Fakhrul flies to Singapore for treatment

    BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir flies to Singapore for a regular health check up. He will check his health at National University Hospital of that country.

  • The real face of Bangladesh - moderate, secular

    The high-profile arrests and deportation of 27 Bangladeshi workers from Singapore for planning violent attacks overseas may have caused some Singaporeans to wonder about Bangladesh and its people. The truth is that the country is a secular, moderate nation with a Muslim-majority population.

  • IS or al-Qaeda link not found

    The 26 Bangladeshis, who were deported from Singapore allegedly for being members of a terror cell, have no links to Islamic State or al-Qaeda, according to police in Dhaka.

  • Cops say didn’t find Singapore returnees’ link with IS, al-Qaeda

    Police in Dhaka say they have not found any link of the 26 Bangladeshi workers, who were deported by Singapore over their alleged support for armed jihad of Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

  • Radicalisation of Bangladeshi workers dates back to 2013

    In April 2013, terrorist group Islamic State announced it would expand its operations beyond Iraq as the civil war in Syria worsened. That same year, a group of Bangladeshi construction workers in Singapore began a closed religious study group to discuss these conflicts that involved Muslims, and whether they should take up arms.

  • Arrests shock Bangladeshi community in Singapore

    The Bangladeshi community in Singapore has expressed shocked at the news that 27 Bangladeshi nationals who were working there had been arrested for supporting IS, al-Qaeda.

  • 27 Bangladeshi workers held in Singapore for supporting IS, al-Qaeda

    Twenty-seven male Bangladeshis working in Singapore are arrested for supporting the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups such as Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda.

  • 14 Singapore returnee militant suspects sent to jail

    A court in Dhaka sends 14 militant suspects, who were repatriated by Singapore police recently, to jail in a case filed under the Anti-Terrorism Act.

  • Six missing after tanker collision in Singapore

    Authorities from Singapore and Indonesia are searching for six people, after a chemical tanker collided with a freighter in the Singapore Strait.

  • AirAsia crash: Faulty part 'major factor'

    A faulty component was a "major factor" when an AirAsia plane crashed into the Java Sea, killing 162 people last December, Indonesian officials say.

  • Bangladesh, one of the safest countries on Earth: Gallup

    Bangladesh is one of the safest countries in the world, according to a poll carried out by Gallup the Washington DC-based opinion pollster.

  • Presidents of China, Taiwan to hold historic meeting

    Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Singapore this weekend, the two sides said, in what will be the first meeting between leaders from the rivals since the end of a civil war in 1949.

  • India's biggest airline in initial share offering

    Indian budget airline IndiGo plans to conduct an initial share offering this week as it seeks to raise as much as 32.68bn rupees ($500m; £325.6m), according to reports.

  • Singapore’s first mermaid school

    Singapore has opened its one of a kind Mermaid School and it is in a mission to create the city’s firs pod.

  • Fakhrul goes to Singapore for treatment

    BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir leaves Dhaka for Singapore today for treatment.

  • Singaporeans vote in general election

    Singaporeans are voting in a general election where the ruling People's Action Party (PAP) is widely expected to retain power.

  • Ailing social welfare minister flown to Singapore

    Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali has been put on life support at Birdem hospital, will be flown to Singapore.

  • Why is Singapore a model nation?

    Within 50 years since its independence, Singapore set a bar which many countries cannot achieve in a hundred years. Inheriting a tiny piece of land and a poor community of inhabitants, the leadership under Lee Kuan Yew, understood that the nation would need to make the best use of its geographic advantage.

  • Singaporean uncle's kind act in train goes viral

    We often see foreign labourers giving up their seats on public transport to Singaporeans. Some of us might mumble a "thank you" and gratefully slip into the seat while others might reject their offer and look away. Rimy Lau, 68, did a little more in an act that has been roundly praised online.

  • China cuts rates to boost economy

    China has cut its main interest rate to boost growth in its economy.