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.
People in Bangladesh have protested the United States’ assassination of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
A Bangladesh court ordered the arrest Sunday of former Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others on charges alleging they embezzled nearly half a million dollars, a prosecutor said.
Bangladesh’s ambassador to Iran says his country is providing the Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar with basic needs and other types of assistance.
At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials said.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has launched genocide hearings against Myanmar, as the first major legal attempt to bring the country to justice over horrific atrocities committed against Rohingya Muslims.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Bangladeshi government has been depriving nearly 400,000 Rohingya Muslim refugee children in the South Asian country of the right to education.
At least seven people were killed and eight injured on Sunday after a gas pipeline exploded in the Bangladeshi port city of Chittagong, a police official said.
Two packed trains rammed into each other in Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring nearly 60 others, police said.
The death toll from a cyclone that barreled into the coasts of Bangladesh and India has risen to 24, authorities said Monday, as the two nations assess the scale of devastation wreaked by the powerful storm.