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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‘Bilateral approach without powerful underwriting will not solve the Rohingya crisis’

Professor Abdur Rob Khan, Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, North South University, talks to The Daily Star’s Naznin Tithi about the present...
Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October 15, 2018 photo. (AFP)

Moving Rohingya to Bashan Char is not the solution

  Above, a structure being constructed on Bhashan Char island off the Bangladeshi coast to prepare for the relocation of Rohingya refugees in this October...
Sheikh Hasina talking before the UN General Assembly

Rohingya support Bangladeshi leader’s proposal to end crisis

A proposal by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the United Nations for resolving the Rohingya refugee crisis has been hailed by the Muslim...
The Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, is seen last fall. A Cabinet minister says authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion. | AP

Bangladesh to fence in over 30 Rohingya refugee camps to halt their sprawl

ASIA PACIFIC / SOCIAL ISSUES DHAKA – Authorities in Bangladesh will build barbed-wire fences around sprawling camps housing Rohingya refugees to stop their expansion, a...
Rohingya refugees at the Kutupalong refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, April 24, 2019 (AP photo).

Rohingya Refugees Risk Going Back to Another Genocide in Myanmar

Myanmar’s government is pushing for the more than 1 million Rohingya refugees currently in Bangladesh to start returning to the country, in an effort...