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 imprisonment of former prime minister […]

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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 Muslims have been fleeing from […]

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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 Muslims have been fleeing from […]

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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 Bangladesh since August 25. “Cross […]

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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 mobs and hunger that the […]

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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 weeks. UN High Commissioner for […]

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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 Myanmar. Doctors treating Rohingya Muslims […]

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