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Myanmar, Bangladesh Agree To Start Talks On Rohingya Refugees

Myanmar, Bangladesh Agree To Start Talks On Rohingya Refugees

YANGON/DHAKA Myanmar has agreed to begin talks with Bangladesh over an estimated 65,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled Myanmar’s northwestern Rakhine State since attacks on border posts three months ago, a senior Myanmar official said Jan. 12. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi dispatched a special envoy to…

Mob vandalises Hindu temples, houses in Bangladesh

Mob vandalises Hindu temples, houses in Bangladesh

At least 15 temples along with hundreds of Hindu community houses were vandalised and looted by an unruly mob in Bangladesh’s Brahmanbaria district, in the aftermath of a social media post allegedly showing disrespect towards Islam. Police have filed two cases against more than 1,000 people over Sundays…

Pakistan announces cancellation of Saarc Summit

Pakistan announces cancellation of Saarc Summit

Pakistan on Friday formally announced that the 19th Saarc Summit which was to be held in Islamabad in November this year has been cancelled. A statement form the Foreign Office said that “the spirit of the Saarc Charter is violated when a member state casts the shadow of…

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan join India in boycotting Islamabad Saarc Summit

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan join India in boycotting Islamabad Saarc Summit

Following the diplomatic blitzkrieg launched by New Delhi, Pakistan is virtually getting isolated in the region with Afghanistan,…

Modi ran as a strong leader. He now faces his first big test

Modi ran as a strong leader. He now faces his first big test

NEW DELHI — India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in 2014 projecting the image of a…

German court rules Muslim woman can’t wear face veil in class

German court rules Muslim woman can’t wear face veil in class

A German court ruled on Monday that a Muslim woman could not wear a niqab to evening school,…

Suspected Militant Killed By Police In Bangladesh Is A U.S. Citizen

Suspected Militant Killed By Police In Bangladesh Is A U.S. Citizen

A 24-year-old Bangladeshi American student was among nine suspected militants killed in a gun battle with police in…

Expat exodus after Islamist cafe carnage imperils Bangladesh

Expat exodus after Islamist cafe carnage imperils Bangladesh

When Islamic State militants first attacked a foreigner in Bangladesh last September, long-time expatriate Samantha Morshed brushed it…


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