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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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A Rohingya refugee child cries after getting wet in the rain in Cox’s Bazar, September 17, 2017. — Reuters photo A rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United […]

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The extent of Rohingya exodus, the enormity of tasks facing Bangladesh and certain other disturbing side issues forced India to take a more decisive stand Even as international pressure mounts on Myanmar on the continuing ethnic violence directed against its Rohingya Muslim minority, India has also found it necessary to take greater notice of what […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — UNB file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has reached New York via Abu Dhabi to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly. An Etihad Airways flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage members landed at John F Kennedy International Airport at 4:50pm New York time while […]

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Pakistan batsman Babar Azam has risen 21 spots to grab a career-best sixth position in the MRF Tyres ICC T20I Player Rankings after his player of the series performance helped complete a 2-1 victory over the World XI in the Independence Cup series played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The 22-year-old started with a […]

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Actor Elisabeth Moss, winner of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, poses in the press room during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. — AFP photo Dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale has scooped three of the major prizes at […]

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Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food. “We’re terrified,” Maung Maung, a Rohingya official at Ah Nauk Pyin village, told Reuters by telephone. “We’ll starve soon and they’re threatening to burn […]

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People gather to buy rice and atta at reduced prices from an open market sales point in the Dhaka city on Sunday. The government on the day started open market sales of coarse varieties of rice at Tk 30 a kilogram and atta at Tk 17 a kg in the divisional towns across the country in the […]

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  When Rohingyas first began entering Bangladesh back in 1978, the international community put pressure on Bangladesh to allow them entry. They also said that they should not be repatriated forcefully. When thousands of these displaced persons arrived at the border, it was not possible for the border guards to push them back. Within two […]

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An Open Letter by 12 Nobel Laureates and 22 Eminent Global Citizens to United Nations Security Council to end the Rohingya Crisis September 17, 2017 Muhammad Yunus An Open Letter by 12 Nobel Laureates and 22 Eminent Global Citizens to United Nations Security Council to end the Rohingya Crisis Rohingya Crisis is Deteriorating Very Fast […]

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Walking the Line Between Covering a Rohingya Refugee Story and Changing It By HANNAH BEECHSEPT. 17, 2017 A Rohingya refugee girl holds the unconscious body of her father on Sept. 3 after crossing into Bangladesh from Myanmar. Credit Adam Dean for The New York Times Noor slid to the ground. “It seems I will die […]

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