Suu Kyi appeals to global community over Rohingya crisis

2017-09-19 08:57

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has reached out to the global community in a broad appeal for support over a refugee crisis the UN has decried as "ethnic cleansing".

Bangladesh builds shelters for Rohingya

2017-09-16 10:36

Bangladesh will build 14 000 new shelters to house the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees camping on roadsides, in fields and on hills.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi to speak on deadly Rohingya crisis

2017-09-13 22:08

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has come under fire for being silent as scores of Rohingya Muslims have been killed, will finally address the crisis.

Rohingya rebels call ceasefire, army rejects overture

2017-09-10 17:19

Rohingya militants in Myanmar, whose raids sparked an army crackdown that has seen nearly 300 000 Muslim Rohingya flee to Bangladesh, have declared a unilateral ceasefire.

Five children drown as Rohingya boats sink off Bangladesh

2017-09-06 13:19

At least five children have drowned when boats carrying Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar sank, Bangladesh border guards have told AFP.

Thousands more Rohingya refugees flee Myanmar by land, sea

2017-09-02 14:28

The UNHCR says tens of thousands more Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh in the last day by land and sea.

At least 6 000 Rohingya stranded on Bangladesh border

2017-08-29 17:19

At least 6 000 Rohingya civilians fleeing renewed violence in Myanmar are stranded near the border with Bangladesh which is blocking their entry, a senior Bangladeshi official says.

10 sentenced to death in Bangladesh for plot to kill PM Hasina

2017-08-20 22:35

A Bangladesh court has sentenced 10 Islamist militants to death over a failed plot to assassinate Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina by detonating a huge bomb at one of her rallies.

Study: Being outside could become deadly in South Asia

2017-08-03 13:31

A new study suggests wide swaths of northern India, southern Pakistan and parts of Bangladesh may become so hot and humid by the end of the century that it will be deadly just being outdoors

Bangladesh teenager raped, head shaved

2017-07-30 22:46

Bangladesh police have arrested four men over the rape of a teenager whose head was shaved as punishment by the accused's wife.


Bangladesh restricts Rohingya refugees

2017-09-18 11:58

Bangladeshi authorities are taking steps to restrict the movement of Muslim Rohingya refugees living in crowded border camps after fleeing violence in Myanmar.

The lost Rohingya boy...

2017-09-14 14:59

A Rohingya boy from Myanmar followed strangers from other villages across rivers and jungle until they reached Bangladesh, where he had no family and no idea where to go.

Myanmar's Suu Kyi scraps UN trip amid Rohingya crisis

2017-09-13 08:30

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has scrapped plans to attend the UN General Assembly later this month, as the Nobel laureate faces intense global scrutiny over the Rohingya refugee crisis. .

UN says more than 250 000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh

2017-09-08 05:37

More than a quarter of a million mostly Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh since fresh violence erupted in Myanmar last October, the United Nations said Thursday, as more bodies washed up a day after boats sank attempting to cross the river th

Suu Kyi and Myanmar face chorus of anger over Rohingya crisis

2017-09-04 17:39

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai and mainly Muslim countries in Asia have led a growing chorus of criticism aimed at Myanmar and its civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi over the plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

17 Rohingya, including children, drown fleeing Myanmar

2017-08-31 14:17

Bangladesh coastguards found the bodies of 17 Rohingya, many of them children, who drowned when their boats capsized as they fled violence in Myanmar that has forced at least 18 500 to seek refuge across the border.

Floods kill over 1 200 in India, Nepal and Bangladesh

2017-08-27 21:11

Rescue workers scramble to provide aid to millions of people stranded by the worst monsoon floods in South Asia for years.

Two Bangladeshis die taking flood selfies as crisis worsens

2017-08-17 11:36

Two Bangladeshi teenagers have died taking selfies in raging floodwaters, officials said Thursday, as the death toll from fresh monsoon downpours reached 56 with nearly five million affected.

Bangladesh arrests journalist over dead goat Facebook post

2017-08-01 18:33

Bangladesh police have arrested a journalist for allegedly defaming a minister in a Facebook post about a dead goat.

Rohingya refugees may stay in Bangladesh 'for some time': UNHCR chief

2017-07-10 20:34

Nearly half a million Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in squalid Bangladeshi camps face staying "for some more time", the UN high commissioner for refugees says.

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