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Huge protest in Bangladesh against jailing of opposition leader Khaleda Zia

February 12, 2018 1:31 am
Huge protest in Bangladesh against jailing of opposition leader Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leaders and supporters protest against the verdict in the corruption case of Bangladesh’s main opposition leader and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia in Dhaka on February 12, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people have taken to the streets across Bangladesh to protest the […]

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Protests rock Bangladesh as court jails Khaleda Zia for five years

February 8, 2018 12:30 am
Protests rock Bangladesh as court jails Khaleda Zia for five years

Bangladesh opposition leader Khaleda Zia speaks during a press conference in Dhaka on February 7, 2018. (Photo by AFP) A court in Bangladesh has sentenced opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in jail after convicting the two-time former premier of embezzling money meant for an orphanage. Lawyers said Khaleda, […]

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Bangladesh court seeks life for former prime minister Khaleda Zia

January 25, 2018 8:28 am
Bangladesh court seeks life for former prime minister Khaleda Zia

Bangladesh’s main opposition leader and the chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, Khaleda Zia (L), leaves a court in Dhaka on December 28, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Bangladeshi prosecutors say they have demanded life sentence for two-time former prime minister Khaleda Zia, a move that could spark fresh unrest in the […]

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Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to stop ‘outflow’ of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh

October 25, 2017 11:10 am
Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to stop ‘outflow’ of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh

Myanmar’s Home Affairs Minister Lt. Gen. Kyaw Swe (L) receives his Bangladeshi counterpart, Asaduzzaman Khan, at the ministry headquarters in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw, October 24. Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to immediately halt the “outflow” of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh and take steps to return them to Myanmar, where the […]

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Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to stop ‘outflow’ of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh

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Myanmar, Bangladesh agree to stop ‘outflow’ of Rohingya Muslims to Bangladesh

Myanmar’s Home Affairs Minister Lt. Gen. Kyaw Swe (L) receives his Bangladeshi counterpart, Asaduzzaman Khan, at the ministry headquarters in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw, October 24. Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to immediately halt the “outflow” of Rohingya Muslims into Bangladesh and take steps to return them to Myanmar, where the […]

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United Nations group says over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh

October 22, 2017 9:00 pm
United Nations group says over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh

Over 600,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since violence against the persecuted minority erupted in Rakhine state in August, the United Nations say. In a report released on Sunday, the UN-led Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) said an estimated 603,000 refugees from Rakhine had crossed the border into […]

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Rohingya children refugees face hell on earth in Bangladesh camps: UNICEF

October 20, 2017 4:11 pm
Rohingya children refugees face hell on earth in Bangladesh camps: UNICEF

The United Nations children’s agency has warned of the dire conditions of Myanmarese refugee children in overcrowded and squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh. UNICEF said in a report that children, who make up 58 percent of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have been forced to flee violence and persecution […]

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Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

October 16, 2017 5:37 am
Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar to Bangladesh

A Bangladeshi street vendor sells household plastic items at Balukhali refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia on October 15, 2017. (AFP Photo) Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing attacks by Buddhist […]

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14,000 orphans among Rohingya refugees: Bangladesh

October 15, 2017 9:32 pm
14,000 orphans among Rohingya refugees: Bangladesh

This photograph taken October 7, 2017 shows Rohingya refugee children outside a school at the Kutupalong refugee camp in the Bangladeshi district of Ukhia. (AFP photo) A new influx of Rohingya refugees that hit Bangladesh contains around 14,000 orphans, authorities say, as new details emerge of a brutal crackdown in […]

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About 145,000 Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh face malnutrition

October 6, 2017 9:50 am
About 145,000 Rohingya refugee children in Bangladesh face malnutrition

A Bangladeshi soldier gestures as a Rohingya refugee child waits to receive his daily meal at a food distribution in Balukhali refugee camp near Gumdhum, October 1, 2017. (Photo by AFP) About 145,000 Rohingya refugee children pouring into Bangladesh to stay safe from a brutal crackdown by the Myanmar government […]

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Bangladesh set to relocate all Rohingya to mega refugee camp: Official

October 5, 2017 11:30 am
Bangladesh set to relocate all Rohingya to mega refugee camp: Official

Rohingya Muslim refugees walk toward refugee camps after crossing the border from Myanmar at the Bangladeshi shores of the Naf River in Teknaf on October 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Bangladesh says it plans to expand a massive settlement under construction in its southernmost district to house nearly 900,000 persecuted […]

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United Nations official says Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh need ‘massive assistance’

September 24, 2017 10:30 pm
United Nations official says Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh need ‘massive assistance’

Rohingya Muslim refugees receive relief supplies provided by the UN at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh, September 24, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The head of the UN refugee agency says Bangladesh needs “massive international assistance” to feed and shelter over 430,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar in recent […]

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United Nations doctors in Bangladesh report symptoms of horrific sexual attacks on Rohingya women

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United Nations doctors in Bangladesh report symptoms of horrific sexual attacks on Rohingya women

Rohingya refugees wait in line for relief supplies in the refugee camp of Leda near Teknaf, in Bangladesh, September 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) United Nations (UN) doctors based in makeshift clinics in Bangladesh have reported symptoms of rape and horrific sexual abuse on Rohingya Muslim women arriving from western […]

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Fleeing violence at home, Rohingya Muslims face difficulties in India, Nepal, Bangladesh

September 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Fleeing violence at home, Rohingya Muslims face difficulties in India, Nepal, Bangladesh

A Rohingya Muslim refugee from Myanmar fills water at a makeshift camp on the outskirts of the Indian city of Jammu, June 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) There seems to be no end in sight to the plight of Rohingya Muslims as those members of the community who have fled […]

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United Nations says over 400,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh as Dhaka seeks help

September 16, 2017 4:00 pm
United Nations says over 400,000 Rohingya have entered Bangladesh as Dhaka seeks help

The United Nations says so far more than 400,000 desperate Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence in Myanmar and crossed into neighboring Bangladesh, as Dhaka pleads for global help to cope with the humanitarian crisis. “An estimated 409,000 Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since August 25, fleeing violence in […]

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