Bangladesh has controversial plans to forcefully accommodate 100,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees on a flood-prone island, while more than 750,000 people are currently living in irregular, unsanitary, and crowded camps.
Bangladesh has ordered the closure of the headquarters of a leading Rohingya advocacy group, which has become a key voice for the Muslim minority stuck in squalid camps, amid a clampdown by the country's authorities on the refugees.
Bangladesh is blocking hundreds of thousands of Rohingya children from accessing meaningful education, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday, urging authorities to lift restrictions on schooling in refugee camps.
Before he flew to Thailand on a fake Bangladeshi passport and then crossed into Malaysia, Mohammed Imran was one of the most influential Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He headed an 18,000-strong camp and represented them on the big stage.
Bangladesh has been forced to import planeloads of onions as the price of the cooking staple soared to record highs, an official said, with even the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chopping the bulb from her menu.
A five-year-old boy born in Australia is facing deportation to Bangladesh with his family after their visa applications were refused because his “mild disability” would be a burden on the medical system.
Ambassador of Bangladesh to Iran Gousal Azam Sarker said a direct flight route is slated to be launched between the two countries in the near future in a bid to boost bilateral relations in various fields, including economy.
Police in Bangladesh came in the crosshairs of thousands of protesters, a day after at least four people were killed when law enforcement agents fired on crowds angry with a Facebook post offensive to Muslims.