One year on, some survivors of the factory collapse in Bangladesh have gone back to work. There are industry-wide efforts to improve safety, but challenges remain.
Corruption charges threaten to worsen the animosity between the two women who have run the country for the past 20 years. Political instability is hurting economic growth.
Bangladesh witnessed high-levels of political violence before today's election. The ruling Awami League won, but an opposition boycott signals tough times ahead.
Some fear militant attacks if tensions deepen over the execution of a Bangladesh politician for war crimes in the 1971 separation war.
The execution could add to the violence already rocking the country ahead of January elections.
The sentencing of 152 people for a 2009 rebellion has been criticized as an affront to international legal standards.
The Rana Plaza factory collapse that claimed 1,100 lives six months ago led to promises of change.
A war crimes tribunal ruled against a top opposition leader, drawing allegations that the court is being used as a political tool.
Protests shut down Bangladesh this week after a war-crimes tribunal sentenced a prominent Islamist politician to 90 years in prison.
Doctors say 'mass psychogenic illness' – not contaminated water – is to blame for recent outbreaks of sickness. Garment workers are fearful of workplace safety after a year of deadly accidents.
The death toll from the collapse reached 1,036 today, but the recovery of 'Reshma' is giving rescuers hope that more people may still be found alive.
Thousands of hardline Islamists in Bangladesh demanded anti-blasphemy laws and more restrictions on women, clashing with security forces and leaving at least 30 people dead this week.
Many hundreds have been rescued so far. But a fire broke out today amid the rubble of the collapsed building, ending hopes of saving a known survivor named Shahina Akhter.
Concerns about safety conditions in garment factories sourced by Western retailers were revived when a factory collapsed after serious cracks were found in the building yesterday.
After two fires in three days at Bangladesh garment factories – one of which killed at least 112 people – thousands took to the streets to protest violations such as locked doors and lack of fire escapes.
The latest high-profile terrorist suspect in the US hails from Bangladesh, a country that has actually shown a remarkable ability to tamp down Islamic militancy.