US Department of State

‘US focused on improving situation for Rohingyas’

The United States remains focused on steps that will improve the situation for Rohingya refugees and all people in Myanmar as well as promoting accountability for those that were responsible for...

April 14, 2016
April 14, 2016

Bangladesh failed at times to control security forces: US

The United States has said the government of Bangladesh took 'limited measures' to investigate and prosecute cases of abuse and killing by security forces. The US, in its 2015 Country...

March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016

US to honour Sara Hossain, 13 others tomorrow

The United States is going to honour 14 women across the world, including barrister Sara Hossain, for their exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for peace, justice, human rights, gender...

September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015

Australia tour of Bangladesh may be scrapped

Australia's cricket tour of Bangladesh could be scrapped within days amid heightened warnings from Britain and the United States about the likelihood of militant attacks.

May 21, 2015
May 21, 2015

US to urge Myanmar to help Bangladesh in migrant issue

United States will urge Myanmar to cooperate with Bangladesh particularly to rescue and provide immediate relief to migrants adrift,says deputy spokesperson of the US Department of State.

May 6, 2015
May 6, 2015

US offers $20m in rewards on 'four IS leaders'

The US government is offering rewards totalling $20m (£13m) for information on what it says are four leaders of the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015

US calls upon all parties in Bangladesh to practice democracy

The US Department of State expresses hope that all parties in Bangladesh will follow democratic practices.

February 28, 2015
February 28, 2015

US ready to assist Avijit’s killing probe

The United States is ready to assist in investigation into brutal killing of Bangladesh-born US citizen Avijit Roy, if sought, US Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki says

February 20, 2015
February 20, 2015

Kerry seeks govt’s action to peacefully end violence

United States Secretary of State John Kerry calls for Bangladesh government's action to peacefully end the recent violence in the country and pulls up on political parties for targeting the...