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BNP allowed to hold public gatherings in Suhrawardy Udyan under 26 conditions

BSF returns deceased farmer's body after 16 days

BGB-BGP will work jointly to maintain peace on the border

Recommendation for opening immigration at Sona Masjid land port

Prime Minister Hasina receives eye treatment as a general patient

ASEAN threatens to 'boycott' Myanmar if it fails to restore peace

South Asia Desk, Dhaka, Nov 12: The unrest and conflict between the army and pro-democracy civilians in Myanmar for almost 18 months, if it is not resolved quickly, the country will be "isolated" by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional cooperation organization of Southeast Asian countries.

Myanmar courts Russia, but raises tensions with Bangladesh

Naypyidaw, October 4: Myanmar may be another nation wanting to de-dollarize its economy. Indications of this were apparent when Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, head of the military government made this suggestion to Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting in Moscow.

Myanmar blames Arakan Army-ARSA for border incidents

Dhaka, Sepetember 20: Myanmar has blamed Arakan Army and the ARSA (Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army) for recent border incidents, including shelling, on Bangladesh territory. They say that the rebel groups are doing such thimgs to destroy the existing cordial relations with Bangladesh.

Security concerns: Chinese companies want to shift business from Pakistan to Bangladesh

Beijing/Islamabad: Amid growing security concerns in Pakistan and new sanctions imposed by Myanmar, some Chinese companies are willing to shift their full investment and activities from Pakistan and Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Myanmar's ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to four years in prison; sparks global outrage

Naypyidaw, December 6: A court in military-ruled Myanmar has sentenced deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years in prison on charges of inciting dissent and breaching Covid restrictions under a natural disaster law, reports said.

‘Urgent’ international response needed in Myanmar: UN chief

New York, October 1: An “urgent” international response is needed to prevent the crisis in Myanmar from becoming a “catastrophe” in the heart of Southeast Asia and beyond, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned. In a report sent to the UN General Assembly on Wednesday, the UN chief also said he feared that the military’s grip on power would become increasingly difficult to counter.

Myanmar: ‘Brute force terror campaign’ targeting rights defenders, UN experts say

New York, July 20: Human rights defenders in Myanmar are being targeted under a “brute force terror campaign” by the military junta, United Nations independent experts said on Monday, calling again for a stronger international response to the coup.

Myanmar: ‘World is watching’, UN Special Envoy urges military to refrain from violence

New York: The UN Special Envoy on Myanmar has called on the country’s military leadership to refrain from violence and fully respect human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law, amid ongoing protests against the military takeover.

Myanmar is committed to speedy repatriation of Rohingya

Dhaka, January 23: Myanmar's Minister for International Cooperation Kyaw Tin has said that Myanmar is committed to starting the repatriation of Rohingya on the basis of an agreement reached between the two countries in 2017. He also said that Myanmar is committed to peaceful coexistence with all neighboring countries, including Bangladesh, and resolving issues of mutual interest.

Myanmar has postponed talks on Rohingya issue on the pretext of elections, says Bangladesh

Dhaka, November 15: The Myanmar government has postponed talks on the Rohingya issue on the pretext of coronavirus and elections, alleged Bangladesh's Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, while adding that the Rohingya problem in Bangladesh is a long-standing one.

India calls on Myanmar to discuss Rohingya issue

নিজস্ব প্রতিনিধি, ঢাকা, ৭ অক্টোবর ২০২০: ভারতের পররাষ্ট্র সচিব ও সেনাপ্রধান তাদের সদ্যসমাপ্ত মিয়ানমার সফরে রোহিঙ্গা শরণার্থীদের স্বদেশে ফিরিয়ে নিতে সে দেশের নেতৃত্বকে সরাসরি আহ্বান জানিয়েছেন বলে জানা যাচ্ছে। নভেম্বরে মিয়ানমারে অনুষ্ঠেয় সাধারণ নির্বাচনের আগেই অন্তত কিছু রোহিঙ্গাকে ফিরিয়ে নেওয়া হোক বলেও ভারত বৈঠকে প্রস্তাব দিয়েছে।