Saad Hammadi

Saad Hammadi

Bangladesh Bureau Chief

Saad Hammadi is WION's Bureau Chief in Bangladesh. An investigative journalist for more than a decade, he has reported about terrorism, politics, human rights and business.


Rohingya crisis: Impose sanctions, cut off investment, then Myanmar Army will come to its senses, says adviser to Bangladesh PM 

Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, spoke to WION's Bangladesh bureau chief Saad Hammadi Read Article

Opinion: A jailed Khaleda Zia is more popular than a free one

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is more politically sound than her nemesis Khaleda Zia but Zia's only card to return to power is sympathy. Read Article

Al-Qaeda calls on Bangladeshi Muslims to wage jihad against Myanmar Army

Al Qaeda has called for the liberation of Arakan (what is today the Rakhine state of Myanmar) Read Article

Hindus of Myanmar suffer as much as the Rohingyas

Like the Rohingya Muslims are identified as Bengali settlers in Myanmar, the Myanmar government identifies the Hindus of its land as Indians. Read Article

Myanmar violence: Thousands of Rohingyas enter Bangladesh, more stranded in no man's land

Nearly 4,000 to 5,000 Rohingyas have entered Bangladesh between Saturday evening and Sunday morning and have sought shelter at various places including the Balukhali and Leda makeshift camps

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Bangladesh suspends schoolteacher for forcing students to drink sewer water

Investigation has found Shahnaz Parvin guilty of forcing students to drink sewer water as punishment, says a local government administrator

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WION in Dhaka: Slow turnover at restaurants one year after cafe attack

Some restaurants have seen a drop in visitors of more than 20 per cent

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Where are Bangladesh's missing youths?

One year after the Dhaka cafe attack, families are worried amidst growing reports of youths disappearing into radical outfits or secret state… Read Article

Cyclone Mora claims two lives, damages 20,000 houses in Bangladesh

At least two persons killed and 20,000 houses damaged as cyclone Mora hit Bangladesh ||Bangladesh Meteorological Department has confirmed that the cyclone has moved past the Bangladesh territory…

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Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh coast

Cyclone Mora has hit Bangladesh coast at 6:00 am Bangladesh time and has started crossing Cox's Bazar and Chittagong||The Met Office has cautioned, the wind speed within 64 kilometres of the…

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Growing anti-terror raids in Bangladesh raise human right concerns

After Dhaka cafe attack, modus operandi of security forces at tackling terrorist organisations have changed ||Nature of the anti-terrorist operations in Bangladesh have been deadly and…

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Bangladesh: 5 members of a family suspected of links with Neo JMB killed in police raid

Police and specialised units of the law enforcing agencies in Bangladesh have been carrying out countrywide anti-terrorist raids since March, which… Read Article

Bangladesh: Body of Maldivian model exhumed, further investigations begin

Raudha Athif's father claims she was murdered, names her Indian friend as the prime suspect Read Article

Bangladesh: Key JMB member reportedly killed in 'Operation Twilight'

Four suspected terrorists were killed and IEDs were diffused in the operation Read Article

A hostage recounts his experience of the terrorist siege in Bangladesh

The Shibbari neighbourhood in Sylhet remains cut off from gas, electricity and power Read Article