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Toddler dies after Molotov cocktail attack on a church

Nov 14, 2016 - 1:17 PM

Young children aged between 2 and 4 were playing in the car park when the attack happened

Sepeda motor milik terduga pelaku ledakan terparkir di Gereja Oikumene di Samarinda, Kalimantan Timur, pada 13 November 2016. Foto oleh Amirulloh/Antara

Bangladesh bans TV station, tracks students after attacks

Jul 10, 2016 - 9:20 PM

As part of its fight against radicalization Bangladesh tells school authorities to provide info on students who go missing for 10 days or more

epa05412149 Security officials stand guard as Muslims offer prayers in the National Eid Prayer Ground at the High-Court in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 07 July 2016. Millions of Muslims across the country celebrate Eid al-Fitr festival amid security after the the terrorist attack at a popular restaurant in Dhaka on 01 July left 20 hostages dead and several injured. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

Hindu temple volunteer hacked to death in Bangladesh

Jul 01, 2016 - 12:15 PM

50 year old Shyamananda Das is the latest member of a religious minority to be killed

Bangladesh arrests Islamist militant over publisher attack

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Police say the arrest of 20 year old Suman Hossain Patowari alleged member of the Ansarullah Bangla Team ABT is an important breakthrough

Bangladesh police escort Islamist militant Suman Hossain Patowari (C), 20, after his arrest in connection with an attack on publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul in Dhaka on June 16, 2016.    An Islamist militant suspected of attacking a publisher last year has been arrested, Bangladesh police said June 16, in what they described as an important breakthrough in their investigations into a spate of horrific attacks. Suman Hossain Patowari, 20, was arrested in Dhaka late June 15 over a brutal attack that wounded publisher Ahmedur Rashid Tutul and two others at his office in the capital in October.  / AFP PHOTO / STR

Bangladesh clerics issue fatwa on Islamist killings

Jun 14, 2016 - 5:45 PM

UPDATED The fatwa or religious edict says killings of non Muslims minorities and secular activists are forbidden in Islam

epa05007525 Cultural activists, writers and members of the Ganajagaran Mancha shout slogans as they attend a torch light procession protesting the killing and attacks on the publisher and bloggers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 02 November 2015. Ganajagaran Mancha has called for a half-day country-wide strike on 03 November demanding the arrest of the assailants of publishers. The publisher Faisal Arefin Dipan was stabbed to death in Dhaka on 31 October, hours after unidentified assailants knifed another publisher and two secular bloggers elsewhere in the city. Four secularist bloggers have been killed by suspected Islamist militants in Bangladesh this year. EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

Christian hacked to death in latest Bangladesh attack

Jun 05, 2016 - 7:35 PM

UPDATED The Islamic State claims responsibility for the murder of 65 year old Sunil Gomes

Christian convert hacked to death in Bangladesh

Mar 22, 2016 - 5:05 PM

At least two suspected militants attack 68 year old Hossain Ali during his morning walk killing him on the spot

Is a new law enough to protect religious minorities in Indonesia?

Nov 27, 2014 - 2:57 PM

It is great to have good laws in place But without enforcement legal protections may do little to protect minorities

A group of displaced Indonesian minority Shiite Muslims pray at a mosque in a low cost government housing block in Sidoarjo, as they mark Ramadan while displaced from their village in Mampang, in eastern Java island, following a deadly attack by a mob of Sunni Muslims, in this photograph taken on Aug. 2, 2013. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP