Thu, 24 May 2018 07:02:41
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.
Thu, 17 May 2018 12:10:30
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.
Tue, 15 May 2018 01:00:00
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 19:39:45
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 16:21:40
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.
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:03:34
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.
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 01:00:00
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 11:34:11
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.
Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:46:47
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.
Fri, 06 Apr 2018 01:00:00
Asean bloc must step up to solve Rohingya crisis: US official
THE UNITED STATES has urged all stakeholders, including the Asean bloc, to take the proper steps to provide protection and adequate humanitarian assistance to Rohingya –those remaining in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and those in squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 14:37:01
Myanmar minister to visit Rohingya camps in Bangladesh
Dhaka - A Myanmar minister will tour camps for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, an official said Wednesday, the first such visit since Myanmar's army drove nearly 700,000 members of the Muslim minority over the border.
Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:05:48
Bangladeshi man accused of theft of Bt12.65 million worth of foreign currencies
A Bangladeshi man has been arrested at the Suvarnabhumi Airport on Monday with Bt12.65 million worth of foreign currencies in his luggage that he allegedly stole from a foreign businessman.
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 03:00:00
Rohingya boat marks new exodus
56 refugees land in Thailand as crisis and crowded camps prompt risky journeys.
Sat, 31 Mar 2018 09:57:46
Bangladesh plans to curb 'digital opium' of social media
Bangladesh wants to limit the amount of time its young people spend on social media, an official said Thursday, flagging plans to curb access to apps it considers "digital opium".
Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:14:55
His Majesty expresses condolences to Bangladesh
His Majesty the King on Sunday sent condolences to Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid over the March 12 crash of a Bangladeshi airliner that killed at least 49 people.