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Saudi King orders $15 m aid for Rohingya refugees

DHAKA : Saudi King Salman has ordered payment of $15 million aid for the Rohingya refugees fleeing atrocities unleashed on them by the Myanmar security forces in Rakhine State, reports UNB. Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabiah, general supervisor of Riyadh-based King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid, told Saudi Press Agency (SPA) following a […]

OIC urges Myanmar to take Rohingyas back

DHAKA : The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has urged the government of Myanmar to take urgent steps for the sustainable return of Rohingya refugees and internally and externally displaced Rohingya Muslims to their homeland, in safety, security, dignity and with ensured livelihood, reports UNB. The heads of state and government of the member states […]

US provides additional $32 m aid for Rohingyas

DHAKA : The United States is providing an additional nearly $32 million in humanitarian assistance to address the urgent needs of Rohingya fleeing violence in Rakhine State of Myanmar to Bangladesh, as well as internally displaced persons in Rakhine State, and host communities in Bangladesh, reports UNB. The United States announced this support during the […]

Addressing climate change means ensuring human rights: PM

NEW YORK : Highlighting four important factors in combating climate change, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the climate change issue needs to be placed within the wider narrative of ensuring peace, stability, prosperity and addressing inequalities across societies, reports UNB. “Addressing the climate change is about ensuring that human rights, justice and fundamental freedoms […]

UN calls for emergency response for Rohingyas

DHAKA : The United Nations (UN) has called for support from the humanitarian agencies across the world to help meet the emergency needs of thousands of Rohingyas who took shelter in Bangladesh from fleeing unprecedented atrocities in Myanmar, reports BSS. “The flow of desperate Rohingya fleeing across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh is unprecedented […]

2 UNHCR aircraft arrive with relief materials

DHAKA : Two major UNHCR airlift with emergency relief supplies for Rohingya refugees arrived here on Tuesday morning and afternoon respectively, reports UNB. The first flight landed here just before 04:30am while the second one at 2:15pm. A UNHCR-chartered Boeing 777 flew in with 91 metric tonnes of aid, including much-needed shelter materials, jerry cans, […]

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Trump’s 9/11 message evolves along with his responsibilities

Washington – In the 16 years since the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Donald Trump has evolved from a celebrity developer whose first public thoughts were about Manhattan’s suddenly altered skyline to the combative commander in chief who warned “savage killers” on Monday “there is no dark corner beyond our reach”, reports AP/UNB. Trump was in […]

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Hurricane Irma: Unicef appeals for international help for Caribbean islands

Unicef has called for the international community to offer more assistance to the devastated Caribbean islands following Hurricane Irma, saying governments around the world seemed to be relying on Britain, France and the Netherlands to respond to the disaster, reports The Guardian. The powerful hurricane tore through the Caribbean islands last week, killing at least […]

China, India with Bangladesh over Rohingya issue : FS

DHAKA : Claiming that China and India are with Bangladesh to face the ongoing Rohingya crisis, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque on Monday said the government urged the international community to pursue Myanmar for immediate and unconditional implementation of the Kofi Annan Commission’s recommendations, reports UNB. He came up with the remarks while talking to […]

Malaysian relief for Rohingyas sent to Cox’ Bazar

CHITTAGONG : The district administration on Sunday has started sending Malaysian relief goods for Rohingyas to Cox’ Bazar, reports UNB. On completion of customs formalities, several trucks loaded with relief items, including rice, powdered milk, dried date, biscuit, cloths, drinking water and soaps, started for Cox’s Bazar yesterday morning, said Md Zillur Rahman Chowdhury, deputy […]

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Spain already is another country for many in Catalonia

Sabadell – The challenge facing Spain as it moves to stifle the push for independence in its proud and wealthy Catalonia region goes beyond stopping plans by separatist politicians to hold a referendum on secession, reports AP/UNB. Thousands of Catalans already feel as if they live in another country in all but name. The red […]

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Rohingya insurgency declared month-long ceasefire

Cox’s Bazar – Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire last night, saying it would allow aid to reach north-western Myanmar, reports The Guardian. The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa) had launched attacks on police posts and an army base last month, prompting retaliation by Myanmar’s military. The violence led to more than 270,000 refugees […]

Denmark donates Tk 256m for Rohingya refugees

DHAKA : The Danish government has allocated Tk 256 million to United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) as relief efforts for the newly-arrived Rohingya refugees coming to Bangladesh from Myanmar, reports UNB. Ulla Tornaes, the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, expressed her grave concern about the situation in Rakhine and condemned the violence against the […]

International Literacy Day today

DHAKA : Like other countries around the globe, Bangladesh will observe the International Literacy Day today in a befitting manner, reports BSS. “Literacy in a Digital World” is the global theme of this year which is targeted to drive the global education 2030 agenda under Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs). Apart from the global theme, the […]