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Bangladesh sends hundreds more Rohingya refugees to island

Nov. 25, 2021 07:54 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Thursday began relocating hundreds of Rohingya refugees to an island in the Bay of Bengal, despite ongoing concerns from rights groups over the conditions on the vulnerable low-lying island and that no refugees should be sent forcibly. ...

7 killed as Bangladesh votes for rural councils amid boycott

Nov. 11, 2021 13:52 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — At least seven people were killed in Bangladesh election violence as voters selected village council representatives Thursday in elections expected to further consolidate the governing party's power amid concerns about the state of the country's democracy. ...

Bangladesh ruling party set to win vote boycotted by rivals

Nov. 08, 2021 10:47 AM EST

SREENAGAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's ruling party is set to win a series of local elections to choose representatives at the village level amid a boycott by the country’s largest opposition party, after widespread allegations of misconduct in the last national vote. ...

Bangladesh's villages bear the brutal cost of climate change

Nov. 03, 2021 04:39 AM EDT

SHYAMNAGAR, Bangladesh (AP) — With each tide, Abdus Satter watches the sea erode a little more of his life. His village of Bonnotola in southwestern Bangladesh, with its muddy roads and tin-roofed houses, was once home to over 2,000 people. Most were farmers like the...

Tensions rise in Indian state after attacks against Muslims

Oct. 29, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

GAUHATI, India (AP) — Tensions were high in parts of India’s northeastern Tripura state on Friday after a string of attacks against minority Muslims, seen as retaliation for the violence against Hindus in neighboring Bangladesh earlier this month. State authorities...

Protests erupt in Bangladesh amid Muslim-Hindu tensions

Oct. 15, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Bangladesh's capital Friday clashed with police as security forces used tear gas and batons against demonstrators angry over what they perceived as an image insulting Islam that had gone viral over social media. ...

UN, Bangladesh sign deal to aid Rohingya relocated to island

Oct. 10, 2021 21:46 PM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — The United Nations and Bangladesh's government have signed an agreement to work together to help Rohingya refugees on an island in the Bay of Bengal where thousands have been relocated from crammed camps near the Myanmar border. More than 19,000...

They said it: Leaders at the hybrid UN, in their own words

Sep. 24, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Many leaders saying many things about many topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world: That's what the U.N. General Assembly invariably produces each year. And each year, certain voices dominate. Here, The Associated Press takes...

Women's voices at UN General Assembly few, but growing

Sep. 24, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With cascading crises casting a pall over the proceedings at this year's United Nations General Assembly, Slovakian President Zuzana Čaputová had this reminder on the first day of debate: “We cannot save our planet if we leave out the vulnerable — the women, the girls,...