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Bangladesh Nationalist Party Calls for Strike Ahead of Elections

The opposition in Bangladesh called for a 48-hour general strike Saturday, the eve of national elections. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party - BNP - has said it will boycott Sunday's poll, a move that undermines the legitimacy of the election. The ruling Awami League is a sure winner at the polls without BNP's participation. Awami League candidates are running unopposed in more than half of the country's parliamentary constituencies.More than 50 polling facilities have been burned...

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