Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 19, 2023)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (October 19, 2023) Location: Dhaka, other cities across Bangladesh. Event: The U.S. Embassy in Dhaka is closely monitoring the security environment.  While the embassy is not aware of specific, credible, or actionable threats against the embassy or U.S. persons and interests in Bangladesh, there has been an observed increase ... Read More»

U.S. Department of State Program Trains Bangladesh Police in Preventing Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism, along with partners from CRDF Global and Thin Blue Line, International, trained Bangladesh Police officials on investigative skills to counter chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) terrorism from August 20-28.  Read More»

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo At a Press Availability

On behalf of the United States, I want to extend our deepest condolences to all those who were affected by the massive explosion at the port of Beirut yesterday. Read More»

United States, United Kingdom, and Bangladesh Special Operations Exchange

The first of its kind trilateral military exchange took place February 16 – March 12 aimed at improving joint interoperability in responding to security threats and crisis situations in the region through the exchange of techniques, ideas, and practices. DHAKA, March 10, 2020 – U.S. Ambassador Earl Miller and Bangladesh Navy Rear Admiral Mohammed Shaheen ... Read More»

Special Briefing: Senior State Department Official on East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Special Briefing Office of the Spokesperson Press Correspondents Room Washington, D.C. November 15, 2019. We spent about three days in Myanmar, in Burma. I met with senior government leaders in Nay Pyi Taw, including State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi. I traveled to an internally displaced personnel camp in the Rakhine State and heard directly ... Read More»

Demonstrations in the Diplomatic Zone

In response to the recent developments regarding the Rohingya population in Myanmar, different political, socio-cultural, and religious organizations have announced plans to conduct demonstrations nationwide with a focus on the Baridhara/Gulshan Diplomatic Zone in Dhaka. Read the full message. (PDF 336KB) PDF Files Require the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader . Read More»

Security Message: Security Incident at Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport

On Nov 6 at approximately 7:10 pm, there was a security incident at the Dhaka Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.  An individual clothed similar in appearance to airport cleaning staff attempted to gain entry to the airport through the international departures (second level) access point.  Members of the airport security staff challenged the individual and were ... Read More»

Security Message: Hartal or Strike on May 8th

Jamaat-e-Islami, a political group, has called for a nationwide twenty-four hour hartal on Sunday, May 8 to protest the death sentence that was upheld today by the Supreme Court against one of the defendants convicted by the International Crimes Tribunal. Read the full message.  (PDF 192 KB) PDF Files Require the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader . Read More»
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