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Myanmar orders Rohingya to leave tense border zone

Myanmar security forces have resumed loudspeaker broadcasts near its border with Bangladesh ordering Rohingya Muslims to immediately leave a strip of no-man's land between...

Myanmar urged to hold ‘proper’ probe into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya

Myanmar must hold a "proper investigation" into alleged atrocities against the Rohingya, a UN Security Council envoy said Tuesday, after the highest-level diplomatic visit...

Tens of thousands rally as Bangladesh job protests spread

Tens of thousands of university students marched in cities across Bangladesh on Wednesday (11) in one of the biggest protests faced by prime minister...

Thousands rally in Bangladesh after 100 injured in student protest

Thousands of students across Bangladesh staged protests and sit-ins Monday after clashes at the country's top university left at least 100 people injured. Police fired...
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Bangladesh launches billion dollar ‘model’ mosques to counter radicals

Bangladesh has launched a billion-dollar campaign to build hundreds of "model mosques", partly with Saudi funding, to try to counter radical Islam in the...
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UN: Conditions in Myanmar ‘not conducive’ to Rohingya return

Conditions in Myanmar's crisis-hit northern Rakhine state are "not conducive" to bringing back Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh, a senior UN official said, despite...

Weather threat forces refugee relocation

BANGLADESH has begun re­locating 100,000 Rohingya ref­ugees to safer ground before the monsoon season for fear of deadly landslides and floods in the congested...

Bangladesh seeks death penalty for methamphetamine traffickers

Bangladesh wants to punish methamphetamine traffickers with the death penalty, officials said on Thursday (5), as authorities confront the growing popularity of the dangerous...

Banagladesh sees meth boom amid Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh security forces have seized nearly nine million methamphetamine pills in less than three months as a massive influx of Rohingya refugees brings increased...

ASEAN leaders tackle Rohingya crisis and urge South China Sea calm

Australia and its ASEAN neighbours vowed to boost defence ties while stressing the importance of non-militarisation in the disputed South China Sea on Sunday...

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