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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...

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...

Nearly 5,000 garment workers sacked over Bangladesh strikes

Nearly 5,000 low-paid Bangladeshi garment workers stitching clothes for global brands have been sacked by factory bosses for joining strikes over wages this month...

Some in Bangladesh election observer group said they regretted involvement

A top official at an observer group that monitored Bangladesh's election, as well as one of its foreign volunteers, have said they regretted participating. The...

Bangladesh arrests Islamist extremist over deadly cafe attack

Bangladesh has arrested a suspected Islamist extremist who supplied weapons and explosives for a 2016 siege that killed 22 hostages, a top police official...

Myanmar ‘too slow’ in allowing Rohingya return: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday criticized as "too slow" Myanmar's efforts to allow the return of Rohingya Muslim refugees, describing the lack of...

Bangladesh unions say ‘downgraded’ garment workers miss expected pay rise

Bangladesh's union leaders said on Tuesday that some garment factories were assigning long-standing workers lower salary grades than they deserved to reduce the impact...

Rohingya exodus from India to Bangladesh hits 1,300

At least 1,300 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from India since the start of the year, an official said Wednesday, as fears of deportation to...