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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Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution

Hundreds of Rohingya families flee India for fear of deportation, persecution Some 2,000 Rohingya Muslims, who had fled to India from death and violence...

Myanmar army kills 13 in attack on Rakhine rebels

Myanmar’s Brigadier General Zaw Min Tun, Major General Soe Naing Oo, and Major General Tun Tun Nyi say the army hit back at...

From India to Bangladesh: 1,300 Rohingya fear repatriation to Myanmar

The refugees are from far away Indian Kashmir. To reach south-east Bangladesh, refugees cross the Indian states of Assam, Tripura or West Bengal. On...

31 Rohingyas waiting to make border crossings to Bangladesh from India

More Rohingyas are waiting to enter Bangladesh through Brahmanbaria’s Kasba border from India amid fears of deportation to Myanmar. “As many as 31 Rohingya women,...

Speakers: Bangladesh needs to intensify action to resolve Rohingya crisis

It should move to deportation issues rather than genocide for international prosecution Speakers at a symposium have said Bangladesh’s diplomatic and humanitarian initiatives...