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  • Dhaka to brief diplomats today

    Bangladesh will brief diplomats stationed in Dhaka about the latest situation on the Rohingya issue today, as two consecutive efforts to begin the repatriation of the displaced people failed amid their unwillingness and distrust in the Myanmar government.

  • Rohingya Repatriation: Global leaders must act swiftly

    Bangladesh will take a tougher position over Rohingya issue and global leaders must resolve it quickly to ensure peace and stability in the region, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said yesterday, reports UNB.

  • Rohingya repatriation to Myanmar

    Atrocities on Rohingyas: OIC for suing Myanmar at ICJ

    The Organisation of Islamic Conference has called for launching the case of Myanmar’s human rights violations against the Rohingyas at the International Court of Justice.

  • Rohingya Issue: Modi pledges continued support for Bangladesh

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday assured that New Delhi’s cooperation in resolving the protracted Rohingya crisis in Bangladesh would continue as President Abdul Hamid met him at Hyderabad House.

  • Hasina tells press briefing, says it’s not her policy to split any party

    No pressure on MPs to take oath

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said it is not her policy to divide any party or do anything that leads to a split in a party.

  • Human rights violations in Myanmar's Rakhine State

    Step up efforts for Rohingya return

    The UN Security Council yesterday urged the Government of Myanmar to step up its efforts to create conditions conducive to safe, voluntary and dignified return of the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

  • Human rights violations in Myanmar's Rakhine State

    Step up efforts for Rohingya return

    The UN Security Council yesterday urged the Government of Myanmar to step up its efforts to create conditions conducive to safe, voluntary and dignified return of the Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh.

  • UN to raise pressure on Myanmar

    UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres yesterday said they will put more pressure on Myanmar to make it understand what it should do over the Rohingya issue.

  • Keep up pressure on Myanmar from different levels: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses the need for keeping up pressure on Myanmar from different levels in various ways for resolving the Rohingya crisis.

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    UNSC trip all too crucial

    The UN Security Council's forthcoming visit to Bangladesh and Myanmar appears to be an opportunity for both the countries to garner the high-powered body's support in favour of their respective strategies on the Rohingya issue.

  • Myanmar's assurance

    The statement of the visiting minister of Myanmar, Win Myat Aye, that his country would like to take back its Rohingya nationals sheltered in Bangladesh as soon as possible should be backed up by substantiated actions. So far, Myanmar has been procrastinating and delaying the process by putting newer conditions.

  • Protected return to protected homeland

    Last week, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her dismay at the stalemate on the repatriation of the Rohingyas. “We've been making various efforts… but there has been virtually no progress,” she said. A day earlier, her foreign affairs adviser, Gowher Rizvi, called for re-imposition of sanctions against Burma. “Without pressure, nothing will happen. Myanmar won't be secure for the Rohingyas. If Myanmar is not secure, Rohingyas will

  • Firmer actions needed

    That very little progress has been made with regard to the repatriation of the Rohingyas has been amply expressed by the prime minister in her meeting with the secretary general of Amnesty International very recently. The statement of the PM's special advisor on foreign affairs that unless sanction is imposed on Myanmar, their repatriation and a sustainable solution to the Rohingya issue are very unlikely, speaks of the intractability of the problem.

  • Rohingya camps potentially in harm's way

    The makeshift Rohingya camps in Ukhia of Cox's Bazar are at grave risk of being wiped out by landslide and are vulnerable to being ravaged in case of a nor'wester or cyclone as monsoon approaches.

  • Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

    All problems can be solved thru' dialogue

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday told parliament that it was possible to resolve all problems with neighbouring countries through dialogue, no matter how complex those were.

  • Asean Summit and the Rohingya issue

    This year's Asean Summit ended on November 15 with the commitment to forge cooperation for peace, security and development. Asean and other world leaders attending the summit also pledged to boost business, investment and trade.

  • Rohingya Issue: FM briefs envoys of Myanmar's neighbours

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali yesterday met with envoys of the four countries sharing borders with Myanmar to discuss the

  • Case for a UN Interim Administration in Rakhine

    The situation has been further aggravated by the fact that host Bangladesh is itself a poor country, with a high population density, and that the country's southeast region is not the most geographically accessible area, with hilly terrains and lack of proper infrastructure.

  • Rohingyas in Bangladesh: Myanmar proposes taking them back

    Myanmar yesterday formally proposed taking back the Rohingyas sheltered in Bangladesh but offered no specifics on how the repatriation of such a massive refugee population should take place. Bangladesh, on the other hand, proposed a bilateral agreement to facilitate the repatriation process and handed over a draft of the proposed deal to a visiting minister of the neighbouring country.

  • 'We stand for mankind'

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said people will eat one meal a day and share another with the distressed Rohingyas, if necessary.

  • Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali

    Dhaka wants peaceful resolve of Rohingya issue: FM

    Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali says Bangladesh wants peaceful resolve of the Rohingya issue soon in line with the five-point proposal made by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the recently concluded UN General Assembly.

  • Sheikh Hasina new star of East: Khaleej Times

    A leading daily newspaper of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) highly appreciates Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her humane approach on the Rohingya issue, dubbing her as the "new star of the East".

  • Suu Kyi's first public speech

    Needless to say that Myanmar's state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi's much awaited public speech regarding the crisis in the Rakhine state is deeply disappointing. We are shocked that she has chosen to gloss over the gross human rights violations carried out by Myanmarese security forces against Rohingyas.

  • Rohingya refugees

    UK declares £25m aid for Myanmar violence victims

    Britain announces an additional £25million aid to meet the urgent needs of the people in both Myanmar and Bangladesh affected by the violence in Rakhine state.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    PM flies to NY today to join UNGA

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves here today for New York to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • Bangladesh Road Transport Bill 2018 placed in Jatiya Sangsad

    Rohingya Issue: Discussion in House 'today'

    Two separate discussions, one on the Rohingya issue and the other on the apex court's verdict on the 16th constitutional amendment,

  • Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader

    Quader hopes India to stand by Bangladesh over Rohingya issue

    Road Transport and Bridges Minister and Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader expresses his hope that neighbouring country India will stand by Bangladesh over the Rohingya issue.

  • India refuses to be part of global declaration against Myanmar

    In yet another show of solidarity with Myanmar, India has refused to be a part of a declaration adopted at an international parliamentary forum conference in Indonesia as it carried "inappropriate" reference to violence in Rakhine state from where 1,64,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya Issue: Indonesia FM arrives today to hold talks

    Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi is coming to Dhaka today to convey her country's gesture to stand beside Bangladesh,

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