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Wednesday evening news briefing: Joe Biden hails 'democracy's day' as he becomes 46th President of the United States

Joe Biden framed his inauguration as 46th President of the United States as a victory for democracy, telling Americans: "Let's start afresh, all of us." Declaring "this is democracy's day", he said "politics doesn't have to be a raging fire" and urge...

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5 Rohingya men held with firearms in Cox’s Bazar

Members of Armed Police Battalion (APBn) have detained five Rohingya men with firearms in their possession from a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar's Teknaf upazila early today. The detainees are Md Ismail (22), Md Khairul Islam Majhi (22), Md Jamal Ahmed ...

Daily star


In Myanmar’s Rakhine, families of the disappeared seek answers

One evening, as Ma Nway* and her family were having dinner, soldiers from Myanmar’s armed forces, known as the Tatmadaw, came to her house and asked for her husband. According to her account, they blindfolded him, took out their guns and beat him i...

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Rohingyas will willingly go to Bhasan Char for its facilities and security measures: Home Minister

Rohingyas will willingly go to Bhasan Char in future because of its facilities and the security measures there, said Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today. "Previously, the Rohingyas had some misunderstanding about Bhasan Char and thought they w...

Daily star


'Arson' destroys four UNICEF Rohingya schools, days after blaze burned down Bangladeshi camp leaving thousands homeless

UNICEF has condemned an "arson attack" that burned down four learning centers at a Bangladeshi camp for Rohingya refugees, days after a similar blaze left thousands of the religious group homeless. In a statement posted on UNICEF Bangladesh's Twitter...

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Bangladesh, Myanmar, China meeting on Rohingya repatriation begins

A virtual tripartite meeting among Bangladesh, Myanmar and China began this afternoon to discuss ways to expedite the Rohingya repatriation process. The repatriation talks with Myanmar remained halted for nearly a year due to COVID-19 pandemic and ge...

Daily star


Rohingyas with Bangladeshi passports considered Bangladeshi: Saudi envoy

Saudi Ambassador to Bangladesh Issa bin Youssef Al-Duhailan today said they are considering those Rohingyas as Bangladeshis who have been to Saudi Arabia with Bangladeshi passports. He said a high-level committee has been formed to scrutinise the pro...

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Dhaka-Washington ties to get stronger under Biden administration: Ambassador Miller

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller has said Bangladesh-US relations will only get stronger under the Biden administration. "I think the relationship between the US and Bangladesh will only grow from strength to strength. I don't see any major ...

Daily star


Tripartite meeting on Rohingya repatriation set for Jan. 19

The Bangladeshi foreign minister says officials from Myanmar, Bangladesh and China are due to meet in Dhaka on January 19 to discuss the issue of repatriation of Rohingya refugees, according to media reports. A secretary-level meeting between Banglad...

Mizzima - Domestic news


Belgium's King considering visit to Bangladesh

Bangladesh's Ambassador to Belgium Mahbub Hassan Saleh presents his Letters of Credence to Belgium's King Philipp e at the Royal Palace in Brussels on Thursday. Photo: Collected Belgium's King Philippe is considering a visit to Bangladesh to see its ...

Daily star


Rohingya: Why Bangladesh is in a diplomatic fix over Saudi repatriation

Riyadh has urged Bangladesh to take back some 54,000 Rohingya that are currently in Saudi Arabia. But agreeing to this would complicate Bangladesh's Rohingya repatriation talks with Myanmar. In a recent interview with DW, Bangladeshi Foreign Minister...

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More Than 30 Thai Police Accused of Trafficking Myanmar Migrants

Dozens of Thai police face criminal prosecution and disciplinary action after being implicated in human trafficking on the Thai-Myanmar border. At least 33 officials were involved, said Thailand’s deputy national police chief, Police General Damron...

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Rohingyas in Rakhine still subjected to government persecution, violence: Human Rights Watch

The squalid and oppressive conditions imposed on some 600,000 Rohingya have amounted to crimes against humanity of persecution, apartheid, and severe deprivation of liberty, said Human Rights Watch (HRW) yesterday. The Rohingyas remaining in Rakhine ...

Daily star


Myanmar Sends Rohingya Back to Rakhine

Pathein — Seven undocumented Rohingya Muslims, who were spotted at sea near Chaungtha beach in Ayeyarwady Region, have been sent back to Rakhine State’s capital, Sittwe. Five men and two women were detained along with five Buddhist boat crew in t...

Irrawaddy


Hundreds homeless after fire guts Rohingya refugee camp

New Delhi: A large fire tore through a crowded Rohingya camp in the Cox's Bazar area of Bangladesh on Thursday, destroying hundreds of ramshackle shelters and forcing thousands of displaced Muslim refugees to flee in the northern winter chill. The bl...

Sydney Morning Herald


Rohingya repatriation: Bangladesh, Myanmar and China secretary level talks on Jan 19

Almost a year to the day, Bangladesh, Myanmar and China will hold another tripartite secretary-level meeting on Rohingya repatriation in Dhaka on January 19. "We hope it will be a fruitful meeting," Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen told reporters t...

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China Inks Economic Agreements With Myanmar, Promising COVID-19 Vaccine Donation

Myanmar State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (right) and Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi (left) in Naypyitaw on Jan. 11, 2021. / Myanmar State Counselor’s Office By Nan Lwin 12 January 2021 YANGON—Myanmar and China signed agreements on the econom...

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Stop Myanmar military from using Facebook to recruit members, promote business: Rohingya advocacy group

FILE PHOTO: Myanmar soldiers take part in a military parade to mark the 74th Armed Forces Day in the capital Naypyitaw, on March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang Burma Campaign UK, a Rohingya advocacy group, has called for Facebook to stop the Myanmar mili...

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Rohingya man killed in gunfight between 2 groups in Cox’s Bazar: APBn

A man was killed and 10 others were injured in a gunfight between two groups of Rohingyas at a refugee camp in Cox's Bazar early today. The deceased, Noor Hakim (27), was a resident of Chakmarkul Rohingya Camp no. 21 in Teknaf upazila, reports our Co...

Daily star


Will Glimmers of Good News Continue as Myanmar Moves Into a New Year?

Ye Ni: Happy New Year! Welcome to Dateline Irrawaddy! This is the first dateline of 2021. The year 2020 was a hard year due to COVID-19, but since the Nov. 8 election and through New Year’s Day, we have heard good news. Executive director U Aung My...

Irrawaddy


Let Bangladeshi workers return to Malaysia

Dhaka has requested Kuala Lumpur to allow the Bangladeshi migrants, who got stranded after coming here on leave due to the pandemic, to return to their workplaces in Malaysia. It also sought to widen cooperation on trade and investment with the South...

Daily star


Myanmar police arrest nearly 100 trafficked people in raid

Nearly 100 Rohingya smuggled from Myanmar's conflict-scarred Rakhine state were arrested in a raid in Yangon, police announced Thursday, with authorities saying they had been headed to Malaysia as part of a trafficking network. The latest smuggling o...

Mizzima - Domestic news


PM renews vow to fight corruption

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her vows to fight corruption and sought the countrymen's vigilance against any impediment to upset the nation's journey forward. "There are elements who look for ways to grab people's wealth using differ...

Daily star


Frontline workers will get priority for Covid-19 vaccine: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was addressing the nation on Thursday on the occasion of completing two years of her third-term government. Photo: PID Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said the government is making every effort to bring Covid-19 vaccin...

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Transcript: Closing statement of 41st GCC summit

Gulf leaders signed a “solidarity and stability” agreement towards ending the diplomatic rift with Qatar at a summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. The announcement was made at the Gulf Arab leaders meeting in Saudi Arabia, with the annual summit ta...

aljazeera


Why Joe Biden Should Help the Rohingya People of Myanmar

A large group of Rohingya people, fled from ongoing military operations in Myanmar's Rakhine state, try to cross the border at Palongkhalii, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on October 17, 2017. Matthew Smith is CEO and co-founder of Fortify Rights and a Fel...

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4 Rohingyas held with firearms in refugee camp

The Armed Police Battalion (APBn) arrested four Rohingyas in possession of firearms in Unchiprang Putibania Rohingya Refugee camp at Whykong union under Teknafupazila in Cox's Bazar yesterday. The arrestees were identified as Hamidullah, a refugee of...

Daily star


6 arrested over inclusion of Rohingyas in voter list

Police have arrested six people on charge of assisting Rohingyas in getting included in the voter list, in Naikhangchhari upazila of Bandarban. The arrestees are: Mahiuddin Chowdhury (28), Absar Kamal (42), Hamid Hossain (27), Mohammad Rashid (26), N...

Daily star


1 Month of Rohingya Relocation: Finding happiness on the island of hope

Noor Sadek and his staff were busy preparing and selling paratha and dal in his makeshift shop at Bhasan Char. Outside the shop, people were standing in line to buy breakfast. "I sell only breakfast every day. Sales are around Tk 2,000-3,000," said a...

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Call on Bangladesh authorities to release Rohingya photographer Abul Kalam

Well known Bangladeshi and international human rights figures, lawyers, academics, filmmakers, photographers, journalists and human rights focussed organisations are calling for the release of Rohingya photographer Abul Kalam. On the morning of 28th ...

Mizzima - Domestic news


Rohingya issue: China and Russia for Myanmar, India abstains from voting

Myanmar’s representative at the 48th meeting of the 75th Session of the UN General Assembly, on December 31, 2020. Photo taken from the Facebook page of Myanmar's foreign ministry. In a proposal regarding the Rohingya issue and other human rights s...

Daily star


Reuniting with families after months of ordeal

Two Rohingya men join their loved ones at Bhasan Char after perilous journey to Malaysia ended in disaster Din Mohammad had made up his mind to go to Malaysia in desperate want of a better life. A Rohingya refugee from the cramped camps of Cox's Baza...

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The Hasina–Modi December summit

We are on the cusp of our 50th anniversary. Come March 26, 2021, it will be 50 years since Bangladesh had declared its Independence. We restate our gratefulness to our martyrs and the freedom fighters for their sacrifices. It is also fitting to recog...

Daily star


Rohingya refugees: From crowded camps to isolated island

Al Jazeera travels with Rohingya to flood-prone Bhashan Char island where Bangladesh wants to move about 100,000 refugees. The Bangladeshi government has relocated more than 3,000 Rohingya to a remote island in the Bay of Bengal, despite concerns fro...

aljazeera


Bangladesh ships second group of Rohingya to isolated island

Bangladesh has begun relocating a second group of nearly 1,000 Rohingya refugees to a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal, despite calls from human rights groups to halt the process. Bangladesh on Monday began moving a second group of Rohingya refu...

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1,776 more Rohingyas sail for Bhasan Char

A convoy of buses carries Rohingya refugees for being relocated to Bhashan Char in the Bay of Bengal from Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar yesterday. Photo: AFP Some 1,776 more Rohingyas are set to be relocated to Bhashan Char in Hatiya upazila of Noakhali today...

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Delhi wants to move quickly on water sharing issues: Indian envoy

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami has said they want to move "very quickly" on water sharing of six common rivers during the 50th celebration of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations. "We see no barrier to sharing water with ...

Daily star


1,772 Rohingyas leave Ctg for Bhasan Char

The second batch of Rohingyas, from 428 families, started their journey from Chattogram Boat Club on navy ship this morning. Photo: Mohammad Al-Masum Molla A total of 1,772 Rohingyas left for Bhasan Char in Hatiya upazila of Noakhali from Chattogram ...

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Bhasan Char: 2nd batch of Rohingyas to be relocated by this month

This aerial view of Bhasan Char shows a portion of the housing facilities that has been built on the island to relocate the Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar. The authorities say that the housing is ready to host 1 lakh Rohingyas. Photo: Star The second b...

Daily star


Red Crescent volunteer abducted from Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camp, rescued after 10 hours

Members of Armed Police Battalion (APBn) rescued a volunteer of Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society early today, 10 hours after he was abducted from a Cox's Bazar Rohingya refugee camp. Hossain Ali (45) was abducte...

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Japan wants start of Rohingya repatriation process next year: envoy

Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki today said they want to see the start of Rohingya repatriation process next year. "We would like to see the start of repatriation process next year. Japan will continue to help," he told diplomatic correspo...

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2020: The year a pandemic collided with global refugee crises

Refugees, activists, aid groups and photojournalists reflect on a year that has been unkind to refugees, and not just because of the coronavirus crisis. When fears about the coronavirus pandemic started to grip the world, aid workers and activists wo...

aljazeera


2020: The year a pandemic collided with global refugee crises

Refugees, activists, aid groups and photojournalists reflect on a year that has been unkind to refugees, and not just because of the coronavirus crisis. When fears about the coronavirus pandemic started to grip the world, aid workers and activists wo...

aljazeera


Bangladesh a rising star in South Asia under Sheikh Hasina’s leadership: Turkish foreign minister

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu today lauded Bangladesh's progress, saying that the country has become a "rising star" in South Asia under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He made the remarks at a joint briefing with his Bang...

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Rohingya Complain About Myanmar’s Relocation Plans to ‘Flooded’ Camp

Sittwe — The Rakhine State government is planning to relocate a camp for displaced Rohingya Muslims near Kyauk Ta Lone pagoda in Kyaukphyu Township. The plan to close the camp is part of a national resettlement strategy by the Ministry of Social We...

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