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The neighboring countries declare that the first of more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims would be repatriated on November 15 amid warnings from humanitarian groups that conditions are not yet in place for a safe return
The opposition says thousands of its activists have been detained in recent months, depriving it of a grassroots presence necessary to fight any polls
Father Marino Rigon remained in Bangladesh for 6 decades where he is recognized for treating wounded freedom fighters during the 1971 independence war
Newspaper editors in Bangladesh demand amendments to the newly enacted digital law which they say 'opposes independent journalism and free press'
The Philippine Azkals aim for a good result in preparation for the upcoming Suzuki Cup and Asian Cup
The suspect, Park Jin Hyok, was part of a unit known as the 'Lazarus Group' that masterminded the notorious hacks, the FBI says
The International Criminal Court's 'pre-trial chamber...decided by majority the court may exercise jurisdiction over the alleged deportations of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh'
(UPDATED) Myanmar is under immense pressure over last year's military crackdown that pushed more than 700,000 of the Muslim minority into Bangladesh
(UPDATED) The Rohingya exodus continues today, as refugees continue to trickle over the border throughout this year
Prayers are offered in makeshift mosques across southern Bangladesh to celebrate the Islamic festival of sacrifice as cows are slaughtered in muddy fields across the sprawling camps
Four Myanmar military and border guard commanders are accused by the US of leading violent campaigns against the Muslim Rohingya
Different teams of investigators in the world's biggest refugee camp in Bangladesh are quietly documenting what the Myanmar Muslim minority suffered in 2017
About 6,000 Rohingya are stuck in a narrow 'no mans land' and relies only on international aid sent by Bangladesh
Shahidul Alam is arrested at his Dhaka residence by plainclothes policemen on Sunday, August 5, after going live with Al Jazeera speaking about the recent student protests rocking the country
Plainclothes officers detain prize-winning photographer Shahidul Alam after his interview with Al Jazeera
(UPDATED) The protests have been ongoing for a week, as students vow they 'won't leave the roads until demands are met'
The demonstrators, mostly students in their mid-teens, chant 'We want justice' as they defy pouring rain to march in Dhaka for another day, bringing traffic to a standstill
A new draft register of citizens includes only those able to prove they were in Assam before 1971, when millions fled Bangladesh's war of independence into the state, and their descendants
Mahmudur Rahman, who was the editor of an opposition-aligned newspaper, is allegedly attacked by a pro-government organization
The camp's mosques are full on Saturday morning as refugees pray for safety from flash floods and sudden landslides. Later, hundreds of refugees stage an hour-long protest.
United Nations agencies will initially carry out assessments in Rakhine state, which has been largely closed to outsiders since the Rohingya crisis began
Using Philippine-style crackdown against illegal drugs, the country's National Human Rights Commission says it is concerned by the rise in extrajudicial killings
A story of a Rohingya family torn apart by brutality and with nowhere to go
The messages, broadcast in Burmese and Rohingya, warned the refugees to 'leave the area under Myanmar's jurisdiction or face prosecution'
Army chief Min Aung Hlaing also cast doubt on the allegations raised by refugees in Bangladesh, many of whom shared stories of extrajudicial killings, arson and rape
Rohingya women and girls in Bangladesh have provided consistent accounts of sexual violence – reports verified by conflict monitors – but Min Aung Hlaing says his forces have 'no such history of sexual abuse'
(UPDATED) Some of the Muslim refugees broke down in tears as they told the UN delegates harrowing stories of murder and rape in Myanmar
(UPDATED) Bangladesh and Myanmar are supposed to begin repatriation in January but the plan is repeatedly delayed as both sides blame the other for a lack of preparation
This is the first time a Myanmar cabinet member visits the fetid and overcrowded camps since a military crackdown that began last Augustsome 700,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh
The clashes, which began Sunday night and went into the early hours of Monday, turn Dhaka University into a battleground
The Rohingya refugees are vulnerable to deadly landslides and floods, particularly in the Cox's Bazar region
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UN refugee agency head Filippo Grandi says the immediate concern was mobilizing life-saving aid for refugees, especially with monsoon season approaching and tens of thousands of people living in areas prone to landslides and floods
'I am becoming more convinced that crimes committed... bear the hallmarks of genocide, and call in the strongest terms for accountability,' says the report to the UN Human Rights Council
'It's a new and evolving crisis. The needs are huge. These people came with nothing. We hope the support will continue,' says Mia Seppo, United Nations country head
'The students use internet (on their phones) throughout the night and then doze during classes the next morning. Their parents are concerned,' says a spokesman from the seminary
Bangladesh's acting foreign secretary 'conveyed to the Myanmar ambassador in Dhaka that such military build-up will create confusion within Bangladesh and escalate tensions on the border,' the ministry says
The trio – Tawakkol Karman, Shirin Ebadi, and Mairead Maguire – asks the embattled Myanmar leader to 'wake up' to the atrocities after visiting squalid camps in Bangladesh home to nearly one million Rohingya refugees
Myanmar denies seeking to eradicate the minority but refuses to give UN investigators access to an area where thousands of Rohingya are believed to have been killed
The two countries will talk about the fate of some 6,000 Rohingya refugees stranded in no man's land between the two countries
A video circulating on social media apparently shows Myanmar's Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Aung Soe addressing a group of refugees through a barbed wire fence
Khaleda Zia is found guilty of stealing $252,000 from a trust created for an orphanage, a charge she had dismissed as politically motivated
This comes after the Bangladesh central bank's announcement that it would sue the listed Philippine bank over alleged involvement in the $81-million cyber heist
Rights groups and the UN say any repatriations must be voluntary with safety assured in a state where communal hatred still runs sky high
'We believe it would be very important to have UNHCR fully involved in the operation to guarantee that the operation abides by international standards'
(3rd UPDATE) The deal outlines the first clear timeline for a return of hundreds of thousands of refugees
Under diplomatic pressure, Myanmar vows to repatriate refugees driven into Bangladesh by an army crackdown last year, if they can verify they belong in western Rakhine state
Bangladesh sends the list of names to Myanmar authorities so repatriations could start in late January under an accord between the two governments
The product withdrawals affects consumers in countries as far afield as China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Britain and Sudan, underlining the company's global reach and the difficulty in tracing all the potentially at-risk powder
Human Rights Watch says dozens of buildings were burned the same week Myanmar and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on November 23