Daily Archives: February 5, 2018

President Abdul Hamid receives Swiss President Alain Berset on his first official visit PID Solidarity with Rohingyas, closer ties with Bangladesh on focus

Swiss President Alain Berset in Dhaka

    A red carpet was rolled out as the President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset arrived in Dhaka on a four-day official visit on Sunday. This is the first official visit by any Swiss president...
Mystery shrouds Muslim lawyer's assassination in Myanmar

Mystery shrouds Muslim lawyer’s assassination in Myanmar

Nobel laureate State Counselor Suu Kyi stays silent on Ko Ni's first death anniversary It has been a year since prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni was assassinated, however, Aung San Suu Kyi is yet to...
A Myanmar soldier walking near the 'no man's land' area on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, as seen from Bangladesh's Bandarban district

Bangladeshi loses legs as mine explodes on Myanmar border

A Myanmar soldier walking near the 'no man's land' area on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, as seen from Bangladesh's Bandarban district A Bangladeshi farmer lost both legs when he stepped on a landmine reportedly planted by...
Rohingya Muslim refugees disembark from a boat on the Bangladeshi side of Naf river in Teknaf on September 12, 2017. (AFP File)

China using Rohingya crisis to influence Myanmar: Japan envoy

China has begun to see how it can leverage the Rohingya issue to its advantage, as have Islamist groups in Bangladesh, said Yohei Sasakawa. India and Japan must maintain their diplomatic and financial support for...

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Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Myanmar military fights Arakan Army among ancient Rakhine temples

Fighting between Myanmar's military and ethnic Rakhine insurgents has now reached the ancient temples of Mrauk U, the former capital of the Rakhine kingdom...
Kefayat Ullah, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, studies in his shelter in Leda camp in Teknaf, Bangladesh, 5 March, 2019. Photo: Reuters

Children expelled from schools for being Rohingya

Mohammed Ismail, a Rohingya boy who was expelled from Leda High School for being a Rohingya, poses for a picture in Leda camp in...
UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char

UN warns Bangladesh of ‘new crisis’ over relocation plan to Bhasan Char Bangladesh risks creating a "new crisis" for Rohingya refugees if it goes ahead...
Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

Malaysian Rohingya activist nominated for the US State Department award

This picture taken on August 20, 2018 shows Rohingya refugee Sharifah Shakirah, 25, founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network, posing for a photograph...
3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

3 Rohingya refugees held, sent back to camp in Hyderabad

The arrest of three people of a minority community on Saturday sparked tension in the twin cities ahead of Bakrid and Ganesh Chaturthi. However,...