• Sat, 30 Jun 2018 14:47
    Myanmar transit camps sit empty as Rohingya fear return
    The transit camp in Myanmar's Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day.
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  • Fri, 15 Jun 2018 16:03
    People prepare for Eid al-Fitr holidays in Bangladesh
    Bangladeshi people climb onto the roof of an overcrowded train at the Airport Railway Station in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday.
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  • Tue, 12 Jun 2018 01:00
    VAT set to make digital services costlier in Bangladesh
    CUSTOMERS will have to pay more for products and services bought from mobile phone in Bangladesh after the government introduced a 5 per cent value-added tax on these purchases from next fiscal year and also raised the surcharge on handset imports.
  • Mon, 11 Jun 2018 01:00
    Bangladesh reels under Philippines-style drug war
    More than 70 people were killed and thousands arrested recently in Bangladesh in what many analysts have started to label as a “Philippines-style” anti-narcotics crackdown.
  • Thu, 31 May 2018 01:00
    Safe motherhood is a right, not a privilege
    Last year when the news of Rohingya women giving birth in no man’s land along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border first surfaced in the media, I heard many men glorifying such births which took place out in the open without any birth attendants.
  • Mon, 28 May 2018 09:50
    HRH Princess Sirindhorn in “highest-profile” visit to Bangladesh
    Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn arrives in Dhaka on Monday on a four-day royal visit at the invitation of Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali.
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  • Thu, 24 May 2018 07:02
    Most (and least) peaceful Asian countries
    While Singapore is seen as the most peaceful country in the world, India,  Bangladesh, Philippines and Pakistan rank lowest, according to recently released World Justice Project (WJR) report.
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  • Thu, 17 May 2018 12:10
    Nine months on, the search for Rohingya babies born of rape
    Aid workers are scouring the world's largest refugee camp for pregnant Rohingya rape victims, with a rush of births anticipated nine months after Myanmar forces unleashed "a frenzy of sexual violence" against women and girls from the Muslim minority.
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  • Tue, 15 May 2018 01:00
    Crying out for help
    As the most one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh spend their first Ramadan away from home, UNHCR and its partners appeal for support from Thais
  • Sat, 12 May 2018 19:39
    Swede Kokocinski wins maiden Asian title
    Dhaka -  Sweden’s Malcolm Kokocinski secured an inspiring victory after closing with a six-under-par 65 to win by three shots for his first Asian Tour title at the AB Bank Bangladesh Open on Saturday.
  • Sun, 29 Apr 2018 16:21
    UN Security Council team visits Rohingya in Bangladesh camps
    A UN Security Council team visited Rohingya refugees trapped in the no man's land along the border between Bangladesh and Myanmar Sunday, as it weighs its response to one of the world's worst refugee crises.
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  • Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:03
    UN council visits Myanmar as it eyes action on Rohingya crisis
    The UN Security Council will pay a visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar beginning Saturday as it weighs next steps to address one of the world's worst refugee crises, stemming from the forced exodus of Muslim Rohingya.
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  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00
    Rohingya crisis: Looking backwards and forwards
    Almost 700,000 Muslim people from the self-identified Rohingya community have fled into Bangladesh since August last year, when Myanmar’s armed forces launched a massive counter-terrorist operation against a small group of Rohingya radicals who had attacked some 30 military and police outposts with knives and bamboo spears.
  • Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:34
    First Rohingya family repatriated to Myanmar: government
    Myanmar's government said it repatriated on Saturday the first family of Rohingya out of some 700,000 refugees who fled to Bangladesh to escape a brutal military campaign, despite UN warnings that a safe return is not yet possible.
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  • Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:46
    Bangladesh to slap tax on online advertisments on Facebook, Google
    DHAKA - The government will also impose “landing fees” on the Indian TV channels being broadcast in Bangladesh.
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