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Rohingya refugee woman waits for aid with her daughter along a road in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 18, 2017. — Reuters photo Aung San Suu Kyi and her government are ‘burying their heads in the sand’ over the violence in Rakhine state, Amnesty International said Tuesday, criticising Myanmar’s leader for failing to condemn the army’s […]

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Hussain, Mufiso and Zafor by their tarpaulin shelter in the new Kutupalong settlement, Bangladesh on September 10, 2017. — Reuters photo Rohingya Muslims who fled violence in Myanmar are rejecting leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that many members of their minority group are safe. Suu Kyi said Tuesday that most Rohingya villages weren’t hit […]

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Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says that her country does not fear the scrutiny of the international community, as more than 400,000 minority Rohingya have fled violence in the country’s northern Rakhine State, CNN reports. “It is not the intention of the Myanmar government to apportion blame or to abdicate responsibility. We condemn […]

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Akij Jute Mills, a concern of Akij Group, may finally get the government approval to purchase a Malaysian company along with its subsidiary for $80 million, or Tk 652 crore, making it the seventh Bangladeshi company to invest abroad. The local company intends to acquire Malaysian Robin Resources and its fully-owned subsidiary Robina Flooring — […]

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Arakan is burning. The Burmese rulers appear to be on the brink of achieving their much-longed-for a “final solution” of the Rohingya question. A reign of terror has been let loose in northern Arakan. Rohingyas are being shot, butchered, disembowelled, torched and drowned. Women are being raped and gang-raped, and children are being mutilated often […]

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The names of a few families have repeatedly emerged in the loan scam of state-owned BASIC Bank. The top loan dodgers, who have defaulted on loans in billions of taka, are from three families. These are the families of the former president of the Chittagong Chambers of Commerce (CCC) Murshed Murad Ibrahim, former Farmers Bank’s […]

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National Geographic Dispatches Without a Home, and Without Hope The Rohingya Muslim minority has fled repression in Myanmar for generations. In neighboring Bangladesh, refugee camps offer asylum, but life there remains bleak. By Brook Larmer Photographs by William Daniels PUBLISHED August 22, 2017 Since this article was published, the Myanmar military has escalated its attacks […]

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The Amnesty International has said Myanmar Rohingya exodus exposes abject failure of world leaders to deliver solution to the refugee crisis. “As almost 400,000 refugees flee ethnic cleansing in Myanmar, world leaders meeting at the UN General Assembly should hang their heads in shame that they have not only failed to make good on their […]

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday joined a high-level meeting on UN reforms hosted by Donald Trump when the US president urged the United Nations to improve the way it operates. Heads of states and governments of 193 countries, who are in New York to attend the 72nd UN General Assembly session, joined the meeting held […]

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Bangladesh have started their SAFF U-18 Championship campaign in Thimpu with a tremendous fightback to beat regional powerhouse India 4-3 in the opening match in Bhutan on Monday. The red and greens seemed lost in the first half, conceding three goals and not managing to find the opponent’s net. However, the youngsters had an incredible […]

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Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque has stated that the law enforcers will make sure that no Rohingya refugees get involved in militancy. Speaking at a briefing in police headquarters on Monday, Shahidul Hoque said, “Our agents are alert in the field so that the militants can’t infiltrate and provoke militancy among the Rohingyas.” […]

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Bangladesh has decided to import rice from Myanmar in face of instability in the market of the prime staple and in the backdrop of Rohingya crisis. A decision to import 1 lakh metric tonnes of white rice has been taken up, food ministry officials told The Daily Star today on condition of anonymity. The purchase […]

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