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Bangladeshi journalist arrested under disputed digital law

Mar. 29, 2023 12:25 PM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh arrested a journalist for an influential newspaper on Wednesday on charges of spreading false news under the contentious Digital Security Act, authorities said. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Samsuzzaman Shams was arrested for a...

More than 180 Rohingya refugees arrive on Indonesian beach

Mar. 27, 2023 06:51 AM EDT

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (AP) — More than 180 disoriented Rohingya Muslims, some of whom needed medical attention, arrived in the early morning in Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh, an official said Monday. “From the information we received, the boat took them and told...

Bangladesh building explosion kills at least 17; scores hurt

Mar. 07, 2023 13:44 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — An explosion in a seven-story commercial building in Bangladesh's capital on Tuesday killed at least 17 people and injured dozens, officials said. The explosion occurred in Gulistan area, a busy commercial area of Dhaka, fire department official Rashed bin...

Officials and media reports say explosion in building in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 14, injures scores

Mar. 07, 2023 08:22 AM EST
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Officials and media reports say explosion in building in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 14, injures scores.

Rights lawyers seek ICC probe into Turkey allegations

Mar. 01, 2023 10:10 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Human rights lawyers have called on the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into alleged crimes they say were committed by Turkish authorities against thousands of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Former Belgian Deputy...

Argentina wants Ukraine war to end, says foreign minister

Mar. 01, 2023 06:26 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Argentina’s Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero said Tuesday that Russia's invasion of Ukraine must stop and has not only destabilized peace but also impacted prices in his country. “Latin America is a zone of peace, the most densely populated zone of...

Today in History: MARCH 1, Watergate figures indicted

Mar. 01, 2023 00:05 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, March 1, the 60th day of 2023. There are 305 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 1, 1974, seven people, including former Nixon White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman,...

Boat carrying 71 Rohingya refugees lands in Indonesia

Feb. 16, 2023 06:34 AM EST

ACEH BESAR, Indonesia (AP) — A boat carrying 71 weak and hungry Rohingya Muslims fleeing from refugee camps in Bangladesh landed Thursday in Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh, local officials said. Fifteen-year-old Shorif Uddin, who was on the boat with his parents, said...

Malaysian leader wants tougher ASEAN pressure on Myanmar

Feb. 10, 2023 07:58 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim on Friday issued a strong call for fellow members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to take new measures to pressure the government of military-ruled Myanmar to end what he called “atrocities” against its own people. ...

UN expert: Deaths of Bangladeshi migrants should be probed

Jan. 31, 2023 11:23 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The countries where Bangladeshi migrant workers are employed, including former World Cup host Qatar, should thoroughly investigate all cases of deaths and human rights violations, a United Nations expert said Tuesday. Asked about the reported deaths of at...