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‘I’m here 24/7’: Rohingya youths share their stories on social media

When Mohammad Rafiq spotted two Rohingya refugee girls dusting their faces with circles of traditional thanaka powder under the warm morning light, he quickly...

U.N. agency, Bangladesh begin survey of Rohingya over return to Myanmar

The United Nations' refugee agency and Bangladesh authorities on Tuesday started to consult more than 3,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to determine if any want to...

Indian Islamic preacher apologises to Malaysians for racial remarks

Controversial Indian Islamic preacher Zakir Naik apologised on Tuesday for making racially sensitive remarks in Malaysia, after police banned him from speaking in public...

Sri Lanka names war veteran as army chief, U.S., UN critical of decision

Sri Lanka's President on Monday named war veteran Shavendra Silva as its army chief, drawing sharp criticism from the United States and the United...

Bangladesh ready to repatriate 3,500 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

Some 3,500 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh have been cleared to return home to Myanmar beginning this week, a top official said Monday, nearly two years after...

About 3,000 homeless as fire consumes Bangladesh slum

About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital...

Rescue worker killed in attack on ambulance in northern Myanmar – army

One rescue worker was killed and several others were wounded when an ambulance came under fire in northern Myanmar amid clashes between troops and...

Pakistan, India exchange cross-border fire after UN meet on Kashmir

India and Pakistan exchanged "heavy" cross-border fire on Saturday, after New Delhi's move to strip the restive Kashmir region of its autonomy prompted a rare...

Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to start Rohingya repatriation next week

Myanmar and Bangladesh will start a fresh attempt next week to repatriate thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state, officials said on...

Four killed in blast at Pakistan mosque

A blast at a mosque in southwest Pakistan killed four people on Friday and wounded more than 20, police said, adding the death toll...