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UN seeks $920 million aid for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

The United Nations on Friday called for $920 million in aid for around a million Rohingya taking shelter in Bangladesh after bloodshed in Buddhist-majority Myanmar. About 740,000...

Security tight for Bangladesh ‘mini-Hajj’

Security was tight Friday in Bangladesh as hundreds of thousands of people gathered for a Muslim gathering rivalling the Hajj in Mecca for size. The Biswa Ijtema,...

After criticizing vote, US charts careful course on Bangladesh

Bangladesh faced widespread international criticism over the conduct of recent elections, but the United States looks set for business as usual as it sees...

‘I don’t want to hide’ says Rushdie, 30 years after fatwa

After decades spent in the shadow of a death sentence pronounced by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Salman Rushdie is quietly defiant. "I don't want to live...

Pakistan women’s rights activist Gulalai Ismail released from detention

One of Pakistan’s leading women’s rights activists has been released from police custody, she told AFP on Thursday (7), after Amnesty International said she...

American headed for Pakistan to join Lashkar-e-Taiba held at US airport

A 29-year-old New York City man has been arrested while he was about to catch a flight to Pakistan to join the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT),...

Sri Lanka keeps firebrand Buddhist monk behind bars

Sri Lanka's president resisted calls from the island's Buddhist hierarchy to release a jailed firebrand monk Monday, even as 518 other convicts were released to...

Angelina Jolie visits Rohingya camp in Bangladesh

Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie visited a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh on Monday ahead of a new UN appeal for nearly one billion dollars...

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid orders Mallya extradition

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has ordered the extradition of Vijay Mallya on charges of conspiracy to defraud and money laundering offences, the Home...

Imprisoned Nawaz Sharif taken to hospital

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a seven-year jail term over graft charges, was taken to hospital on Saturday (2), officials...