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  • Indian senior journalist, mother killed in Punjab

    A former senior news editor of The Indian Express and his 92-year-old mother have been killed at their residence in Mohali in Punjab of India.

  • Shabana Azmi

    World must join to stop Rohingya genocide: Shabana Azmi

    The violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar amounts to genocide and the world must get together to stop it, says actor-activist Shabana Azmi.

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    ‘Process to take back some Rohingya refugees to start anytime’

    Facing worldwide outrage over ethnic violence that forced over four lakhs of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi says her country is willing to start the verification process “any time” to take back some of the Rohingya refugees.

  • Cooperation among SAARC countries at risk: Sushma Swaraj

    India cautions that cooperation among South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries “remains at serious risk due to rising number of threats and incidents” that threaten the region’s peace and stability.

  • Fires continue at Rohingya villages in Myanmar: Amnesty

    Amnesty International says new satellite images and videos taken as recently as Friday afternoon in Myanmar’s Rakhine state show smoke rising from Rohingya Muslim villages, contradicting Aung San Suu Kyi’s claims that military operations there have ended.

  • Pak won't be 'scapegoat' in Afghan war

    Pakistan refuses to be a "scapegoat" for Afghanistan's bloodshed or to fight wars for others, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi told

  • Rohingya crisis dents Myanmar hopes of Western investment boom

    When officials from Myanmar's commercial capital Yangon toured six European countries in June, they were hoping to drum up investment in transport, energy and education.

  • The famed ‘Falahari Baba’ of Rajasthan in India is arrested after he was charged with raping a 21-year-old woman at his ashram in Alwar.

    India’s 'Falahari Baba' charged with rape

    At a time when self-declared godmen and "saints" are in the public glare, the famed "Falahari Baba" in Rajasthan has been charged with raping a 21-year-old woman at his ashram, reports NDTV.

  • Donald Trump

    Trump urges 'strong and swift' UN action to end Rohingya crisis

    US President Donald Trump is urging the United Nations Security Council to take "strong and swift action" to bring Myanmar's Rohingya crisis to an end, US Vice President Mike Pence says.

  • BIMSTEC joint exercise in Nov

    Senior disaster management officials from seven countries of South and South East Asia, including Bangladesh, India and Myanmar, are to gather here to conduct a joint exercise to test their readiness for a united response to major natural disasters in a region prone to cyclones, flood, drought and earthquake.

  • Nawaz Sharif skips Pak court hearing

    Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday failed to appear before a court hearing corruption cases against him as he was in

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    Rohingya crisis: Britain suspends Myanmar military training

    Britain suspended its training programme for military in Myanmar due to the violence in Rakhine state, a British government spokesman says.

  • Rohingya refugees

    ‘India deeply concerned at violence in Rakhine’

    India’s permanent representative to UN in Geneva, Rajiv K. Chander says India is deeply concerned about the recent spate of violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state that has forced to flee a large number of Rohingyas to neighbouring Bangladesh.

  • Here are five dubious claims Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi made in her speech addressing the situation in Rakhine State.

    5 dubious claims Suu Kyi made in her speech

    Here are five dubious claims Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi made in her speech addressing the situation in Rakhine State.

  • New satellite imagery shows 214 villages almost totally destroyed in Rakhine

    A new analysis of satellite imagery from Myanmar’s Rakhine state shows 214 villages of Rohingyas almost totally destroyed, Human Rights Watch says.

  • Here are some reactions from diplomats, aid agency officials, human rights groups and others to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on violence in Rakhine State.

    Reactions to Suu Kyi's speech

    Here are some reactions from diplomats, aid agency officials, human rights groups and others to Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya Muslim insurgents on August 25 sparked a military response that has forced more than 410,000 Rohingya into neighboring Bangladesh.

  • Rohingya Muslims being wiped off Myanmar’s map

    For generations, Rohingya Muslims have called Myanmar home. Now, in what appears to be a systematic purge, they are, quite literally, being wiped off the map.

  • Nepal holds final phase of local polls

    Nepal yesterday completed its first local elections for nearly two decades, a key step in the country's protracted post-war transition to

  • Wife of ousted PM Sharif wins Pakistan by-election

    The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday captured his parliamentary seat with a reduced majority in a by-

  • Rohingya crisis: SKorea urges int’l community to help Bangladesh

    South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh, Ahn Seong-doo calls upon the international community to help Bangladesh in addressing the Rohingya crisis.

  • Rohingya refugees

    Rohingyas are security threat, India govt tells SC

    Indian government tells the Supreme Court that it has intelligence of links between some Rohingya Muslims and Pakistan’s ISI and terror group Islamic State, making them “a serious security threat to the country”.

  • Hollywood star Angelina Jolie condemns the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and called on the country's government and its leader, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi, to no longer remain silent.

    Angelina Jolie condemns Myanmar violence

    Hollywood star Angelina Jolie condemns the violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and called on the country's government and its leader, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Aung San Suu Kyi, to no longer remain silent.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Suu Kyi to address Rohingya crisis

    As Rakhine state burns and Rohingya flee, Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to address Myanmar on the crisis for the first time -- a high wire act seeking to soothe global outrage without baiting an army that is again showing its teeth.

  • Water: Garments’ invisible price

    Bangladesh boasts as the world’s number two garment exporter. Every third European has a t-shirt made in Bangladesh on his back. Every fifth American wears jeans manufactured in Bangladesh. But this is not a story of how many million pieces we export. This is a story of the invisible price we pay every time a jeans rolls out of a factory in Bangladesh. The western buyers little know how much water, that precious resource, was used to wash and dye his shirt. The figures are mind boggling.

  • An estimated 409,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh until September 10, fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar, says a report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

    Rohingya influx in Bangladesh now 409,000: IOM

    An estimated 409,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh until September 10, fleeing the military crackdown in Myanmar, says a report published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

  • CPJ urges Bangladesh govt to release 2 Myanmar journos

    Committee to Protect Journalists has urged Bangladesh to immediately release two Myanmar journalists detained on September 7 by the police and drop all charges against them.

  • Rohingya crisis fastest growing in recent years: UN

    The humanitarian situation in parts of Bangladesh sheltering hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees continues to deteriorate, making the crisis one of the fastest growing refugee crises of recent years, according to the United Nations.

  • Turkey thanks Bangladesh for hosting Rohingya refugees

    The Turkish Deputy Prime Minister in a meeting with Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey thanks the Bangladesh government for hosting a big number of the Rohingya refugees.

  • Rohingya refugees, Myanmar, Bangladesh,

    ICRC concerned over violence against Rohingya

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expresses grave concern over the violence and its effect on all people in the northern areas of Rakhine in Myanmar.

  • Rohingya Refugee Children, Vaccination campaign, Bangladesh, Myanmar,

    Vaccination for 1.5 lakh Rohingya children

    A rubella and polio vaccination campaign for 1.5 lakh children of Rohingya refugees started in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar this morning as Bangladesh sees an influx of people fleeing persecution in Myanmar.

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