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India open to exporting wheat to needy nations despite ban

May. 15, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India on Sunday said it would keep a window open to export wheat to food-deficit countries at the government level despite restrictions announced two days earlier. India’s Commerce Secretary B.V.R. Subrahmanyam told reporters the government will also allow...

India's Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr amid attacks on community

May. 03, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Muslims across India marked Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday by offering prayers outside mosques, with the celebrations this year following a series of attacks against the religious minority during the month of Ramadan. “We will not have the same kind of...

Bangladeshis protest Sweden far-right unrest, Al-Aqsa clash

Apr. 22, 2022 08:25 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of members of an Islamist group rallied in Bangladesh’s capital on Friday to protest recent violence in Sweden involving an anti-Muslim far-right group and fresh clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. Protesters from the conservative Islami...

Over 500 Rohingya flee Malaysian detention, 6 die on highway

Apr. 20, 2022 11:06 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — More than 500 Rohingya refugees escaped from detention in Malaysia on Wednesday following a protest but most were rearrested, immigration officials said. The Immigration Department said 528 Rohingya fled after breaking a door and barrier grill at a...

Bangladesh, Nepal celebrate new years after pandemic pause

Apr. 14, 2022 05:23 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — After a two-year break, thousands of people in Bangladesh and Nepal on Thursday celebrated their respective new years with colorful processions and musical soirees as the coronavirus pandemic eased and life swung back to normal. In Bangladesh’s capital,...

EU proposes new rules to discourage disposable fast fashion

Mar. 30, 2022 13:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned consumers to stop using their clothes like throwaway items and said Wednesday that it plans to counter the polluting use of mass-market fast fashion. New rules proposed by the EU's executive arm call for a mandatory minimum use of recycled...

Bay of Bengal nations resolve to face calamities together

Mar. 30, 2022 09:50 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — An organization of seven Bay of Bengal nations said its members must urgently use their geographical advantage and other resources to address their post-pandemic vulnerabilities and collectively strengthen their ability to face future calamities. In a...

For climate migrants in Bangladesh, town offers new life

Mar. 30, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

MONGLA, Bangladesh (AP) — The 29-year-old Monira Khatun was devastated after her husband abandoned her suddenly. She returned to her father only to face another blow: He died soon after, leaving her to shoulder three other family members' care. Without any work, she was worried about how she...

Rohingya refugees welcome US calling repression genocide

Mar. 22, 2022 12:02 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh welcomed Monday's announcement by the United States that it considers the violent repression of their largely Muslim ethnic group in Myanmar a genocide. Myanmar's military government, which has already been sued in the...

'Kill more': Facebook fails to detect hate against Rohingya

Mar. 21, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A new report has found that Facebook failed to detect blatant hate speech and calls to violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority years after such behavior was found to have played a determining role in the genocide against them. The report...