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UN rights envoy to Myanmar says election will fail to meet standards

The UN human rights investigator to Myanmar said on Tuesday(22) an election set for November would fail to meet international standards because of the...

Hindu man jailed in Bangladesh for insulting Prophet Mohammed

A Hindu man has been jailed for seven years in Muslim-majority Bangladesh for insulting the Prophet Mohammed on Facebook, a prosecutor said Thursday. Although Bangladesh...

Onion prices spike in Bangladesh after India bans exports

Onion prices in Bangladesh jumped by more than 50% on Tuesday, following a ban on exports by largest supplier India after its crop was...

Failure to resolve Rohingya issue will cause radicalism and terrorism: AK Momen

Myanmar should immediately engage non-military civilian observers from friendly countries, including India, to make the Rohingyas repatriation process effective, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Momen...

Terror at sea: Rohingya migrants tell of 200-day ordeal

When hundreds of Rohingya refugees paid traffickers to escape their squalid camp in Bangladesh, they were promised a new life in Malaysia after just...

Two teenage cricketers dead in Bangladesh lightning strike

Two promising teenage cricketers were killed by lightning in Bangladesh Thursday, officials said, as the death toll during the annual monsoon season rose to...

Total Covid-19 infections in Bangladesh cross 300,000 mark

THE total number of people infected with Covid-19 in Bangladesh so far has reached 302,147, with 2,519 new infections recorded in last 24 hours. According...

Facebook shares data on Myanmar with UN investigators

FACEBOOK says it has shared data with UN investigators probing international crimes in Myanmar, after the lead investigator said the company was withholding evidence. A...

Rohingya hold ‘silent protest’ on anniversary of exodus to Bangladesh

Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh held a "silent protest" on Tuesday (25) to mark the third anniversary of clashes between Rohingya insurgents and Myanmar...

Local virus outbreak in Myanmar sparks fears for Rohingya camps

Rohingya in Myanmar's conflict-wracked Rakhine state expressed fears Sunday of a coronavirus outbreak reaching their overcrowded camps, after a spate of infections sent the...