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  • UNHRC to probe crimes against Rohingyas

    The top United Nations human rights body agrees to send an international fact-finding mission to investigate widespread allegations of killings, rape and torture by security forces against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state.

  • BD team to depart on Friday

    Bangladesh team will depart for Myanmar on Friday to take part in the Asian Youth Boys' Volleyball Championship which will be held in Naypyidaw from 28 March to 5 April.

  • 6 Myanmar citizens among 8 held with Yaba tablets

    Rapid Action Battalion in a drive detains eight people, including six Myanmar citizens, along with 6 lakh Yaba tablets in Patenga of Chittagong city early today.

  • New insurgent group stirs Myanmar crisis

    The emergence of Harakah al Yaqin, the first Rohingya Muslim insurgent group to organise in Myanmar in decades, signals a dangerous new phase in a crisis that is increasingly attracting the attention of extremists in Pakistan and the Middle East.

  • Thousands flee Myanmar as army, rebels clash

    Thousands of people have fled clashes between the Myanmar military and ethnic rebels along the border with China, a Chinese official says.

  • Activists reject Myanmar's new Rakhine body as Annan visits

    A new body set up by Myanmar's government to investigate allegations of rights abuses against Rohingya in Rakhine lacks credibility, activists said Friday, as former UN chief Kofi Annan began a visit to the troubled state.

  • Malaysia-Myanmar matches cancelled over Rohingya issue

    Malaysia's national soccer team has cancelled two friendly under-22 matches with Myanmar, in protest against the Southeast Asian nation's bloody crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a team spokesman said on Thursday.

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    Malaysia will not abandon tournament over Myanmar Rohingya crackdown

    Malaysia decided on Friday to carry on with a regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar, days after a Malaysian minister said it was considering pulling out in protest against Myanmar's bloody crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims.

  • Malaysia debates pulling out of ASEAN cup over Rohingya crackdown

    Malaysia is considering pulling its side out of a major regional soccer tournament co-hosted by Myanmar in protest over Myanmar's crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims, a senior Malaysian official said on Wednesday.

  • Earthquake jolts Bangladesh

    A tremor jolts Dhaka and other parts of the country.

  • 3 lakh Rohingyas staying illegally

    Apart from more than 32,000 registered Rohingyas in two refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, about three lakh of the ethnic minorities from Myanmar are living illegally in the district. The statistics came from the first round of government census, held from February 1 to 23 to identify Rohingya families in Bangladesh.

  • Minara's escape from Rakhine persecution

    Minara paid for their passage with her wedding ring and after many days at sea, they reached Malaysia.

  • 17 schoolgirls die in Thai dormitory fire

    At least 17 young girls died after a fire swept through the dormitory of a school for children of hill tribes in northern Thailand, officials said Monday, adding several others were either missing or injured.

  • Rohingya crisis: Politics of denial

    Myanmar has no reason or justification to deny the history and existence of Rohingyas as an ethnic race of its land. Then why does the hardline nationalist group continue to be so provocative against this community?

  • Call on Myanmar, Bangladesh, India to conserve hilsa

    Bangladesh, India and Myanmar must work together for better conservation, production and management of hilsa, as they produce more than 90 percent of global production, said officials at a regional seminar in Dhaka yesterday.

  • Tripartite cooperation for Hilsa conservation

    Bangladesh, India and Myanmar have agreed to work together for collaborative efforts to conserve Hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh.

  • Target Trans-Asian Railway linkage

    The government has revised a project to lay a 129-km rail track from Dohazari to Gundum near Myanmar border via Cox's Bazar at a cost of Tk 18,034 crore.

  • 'Myanmar president pardons 63 political prisoners'

    Myanmar President Htin Kyaw pardons at least 63 political prisoners on the country's traditional New Year Sunday, according to a watchdog group, in his first major political act since he was sworn in last month.

  • Earthquake: 50 hurt, 4 buildings tilt in Ctg

    50 people are injured while rushing out of RMG factories in EPZ and Oxygen areas and four buildings tilted in Chittagong after a 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar.

  • Myanmar introduces Bill on 'state adviser' title for Suu Kyi

    Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) introduces a Bill in Parliament, its first day in power, seeking a new high position for party leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Myanmar swears in first elected civilian president

    Myanmar's new president has been sworn in, the first elected civilian leader in more than 50 years.

  • Suu Kyi close aide voted Myanmar's next president

    Myanmar's parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as the next president, the first civilian to lead the country after more than 50 years of military rule.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    Stay ready to protect constitution, sovereignty, PM to army

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the members of Bangladesh Army to always stay alert to face any kind of internal and external threat, and thus safeguard the country’s sacred constitution and sovereignty.

  • Ex-driver of Suu Kyi nominated for Myanmar president

    Aung San Suu Kyi's party nominates her former driver and close aide to be Myanmar's next president, as the Nobel laureate looks to rule her former junta-run homeland through a trusted proxy.

  • Dozens hurt in Bangkok boat explosion

    At least 58 people are injured in Thailand's capital Bangkok after the engine on a water taxi exploded as it pulled into a pier.

  • Myanmar brings forward presidential vote

    The vote to appoint a new president in Myanmar has been brought forward by a week, to 10 March.

  • Migrant crisis: MOAS to begin mission in Andaman Sea

    Global search and rescue charity, Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS), will begin a new mission in the Andaman Sea and adjacent areas on March 3 to track, monitor and, if needed, provide search and rescue of refugees or migrants.

  • The magic of Makha Bucha

    Makha Bucha Day; an important Buddhist festival celebrated on the full moon day of Māgha in Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand, and on the full moon day of Tabodwe in Myanmar, affords Buddhists a chance at reprieve.

  • Rohingya census begins in 6 dists

    The government yesterday began a household survey to register the undocumented Rohingya population and also to get an idea of the circumstances under which they fled their home country, Myanmar.

  • Rohingya census process in 6 districts begins

    Primary task to conduct a census of unregistered Rohingya population in Bangladesh has begun in six districts.