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UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps

UN chief hears of ‘unimaginable’ atrocities as he visits Rohingya camps

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he heard “unimaginable” accounts of atrocities during a visit Monday to vast camps in Bangladesh that are home to a million Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar. Guterres described the situation for the persecuted Muslim minority as “a humanitarian and human rights nightmare”, as he prepared to tour […]

July 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Myanmar lures Bangladesh Buddhists to take over Rohingya land

Myanmar lures Bangladesh Buddhists to take over Rohingya land

Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim Rohingya, officials said Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free land and food, have moved to Rakhine state in mainly […]

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return in two years

Bangladesh said on Tuesday it would complete the process of returning within two years many of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled a conflict in Myanmar, following a meeting of the neighbors. A statement by the Bangladesh foreign ministry said the return effort envisages “considering the family as a unit,” with […]

January 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Bangladesh condemns Myanmar forces brutal crackdown on Rohingya

Bangladesh condemns Myanmar forces brutal crackdown on Rohingya

Foreign ministry of Bangladesh released an statement called on the international community on Monday to address Myanmar’s treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority. Foreign minister said tens of thousands of whom have fled in recent months to Bangladesh from its mainly Buddhist neighbor. While speaking with Yanghee Lee, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human […]

February 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Affiliate of IS group claims Bangladesh Shiite mosque attack

Affiliate of IS group claims Bangladesh Shiite mosque attack

Nov 27, – A statement posted on IS-affiliated Twitter accounts from Islamic State – Bangladesh said that the mosque was hit by a barrage of shots fired form machine guns. An Islamic State group affiliate in Bangladesh said Friday it was behind an attack on a Shiite mosque in the country’s north that killed one […]

November 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

May 15, – An increasingly alarmed United Nations warned against “floating coffins” and urged regional leaders to put human lives first. More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh came ashore Friday around Southeast Asia, describing murder, extortion and near-starvation after surviving a harrowing journey at sea. The waves of weak, […]

May 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Holocaust museum highlights Myanmar’s Rohingya

Nov 06, – Myanmar says the display, at an institution constructed in Washington to depict the genocide against Jews during World War II, is inappropriate. It can be seen by tourists and passers-by just a few blocks from the White House, where only six months ago President Barack Obama paid tribute to President Thein Sein. […]

November 7, 2013 | By | Reply More
Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Bangladesh sentences 152 to death for 2009 mutiny

Nov 05, – The sentences followed a mass trial involving 846 defendants — a process criticized by a human rights group who said it was not credible and that at least 47 suspects died in custody. The border guards, known at the time of the mutiny as the Bangladesh Rifles, say they revolted over demands […]

November 5, 2013 | By | Reply More
5 dead as Bangladesh opposition enforces strike

5 dead as Bangladesh opposition enforces strike

Oct 27, – The strike is aimed at forcing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to quit and form a caretaker government made up of people from outside political parties to oversee an election due by early next year. The shutdown began Sunday morning and is to continue until Tuesday night. Police and backers of Bangladesh’s ruling […]

October 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Toxic bomb ticks on Maldives rubbish island

Oct 20, – Thilafushi Island, a half-hour boat trip from the capital, is surrounded by the same crystal clear waters and white sand that have made the Indian Ocean archipelago a honeymoon destination for the rich and famous. But no holidaymaker sets foot here and none could imagine from their plane seats that the rising […]

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