US State Department

April 24, 2022
April 24, 2022

No scope to repeal sanctions on Rab without concrete actions: US Ambassador

There is no scope for repealing the sanctions against Rab, without concrete actions and accountability, United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas said today.

April 21, 2022
April 21, 2022

Standard of US human rights report on Bangladesh questionable: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has questioned the quality of the US human rights report on Bangladesh, noting that Bangladeshi officials at the US Embassy in Dhaka prepare the initial draft collecting information from media reports and some NGOs.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

Tendency to impose values of some countries, like LGBT rights, regrettable: Dhaka on US human rights report

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam today said the government will ask for explanation from the US side on the recently published human rights report, noting that there are fundamental flaws in it.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

Bangladesh criticises US human rights report; points out misinformation

The government today criticised the US report on Bangladesh's human rights practices that contained some "misinformation" collected primarily from the "anti-government propaganda machines".

April 22, 2018
April 22, 2018

Govt took limited steps to prosecute rights abuses

Bangladesh government took limited measures to investigate and prosecute cases of extrajudicial killings and enforced

August 5, 2017
August 5, 2017

Yemenis, Iranians sue US State Department over visa processing

Dozens of Yemenis and Iranians who won the chance to immigrate to the United States sue the US State Department for not processing their visa applications after President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban is reinstated.

June 4, 2016
June 4, 2016

Bangladesh saw rise in attacks

The US state department has said although the number of terrorist attacks around the world declined last year, terror incidents went up significantly in Bangladesh.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Terrorist attacks rise in Bangladesh in 2015: US report

Terrorist attacks and the total number of deaths increased in Bangladesh in 2015, according to the US State Department.

May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016

Assange gets new company

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorean embassy for almost four years, has gained a new companion - a pet kitten.

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

4 entrepreneurs get US professional fellowship

Four Bangladeshi young entrepreneurs received “Professional Fellows Exchange Program 2016 (April Round)” fellowship under the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of US State Department.