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Boat with 120 Rohingya refugees disembarks in Indonesia port

Dec. 30, 2021 13:49 PM EST

LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (AP) — A group of 120 Rohingya Muslims disembarked from a boat that had drifted for days off Indonesia’s northernmost province of Aceh and was towed by a navy ship into port, officials said Friday. The refugees' wooden boat was reportedly leaking and had a...

Indonesia allows boat with 120 Rohingya refugees to land

Dec. 29, 2021 09:08 AM EST

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities decided Wednesday to allow a boat carrying 120 Rohingya Muslims to land after drifting for days off the country’s northernmost province of Aceh. The decision was made because of the severe conditions experienced by the...

Death toll in massive Bangladesh ferry fire rises to 40

Dec. 25, 2021 10:18 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi authorities buried 23 unclaimed bodies on Saturday after a day-long search failed to recover more victims or survivors of a massive fire on a crowded river ferry that left 40 people dead. Habibur Rahman, a top government official, said he had an...

Massive ferry fire kills at least 39 in southern Bangladesh

Dec. 24, 2021 11:26 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A massive fire swept through a crowded river ferry in Bangladesh early Friday, leaving at least 39 people dead and 70 injured, officials said. Many passengers leapt from the vessel into cold waters to escape the blaze. It took 15 fire engines two hours to...

Bangladesh fire services say at least 30 passengers have been killed in a fire aboard a ferry on the Sugandha River

Dec. 24, 2021 00:31 AM EST
DHAKA. Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh fire services say at least 30 passengers have been killed in a fire aboard a ferry on the Sugandha River.

UN rapporteur: Do more to resolve Rohingya crisis

Dec. 19, 2021 12:05 PM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A special rapporteur of the United Nations said Sunday that the international community should build a better partnership with Bangladesh and cut off Myanmar military in dealing with the Rohingya refugee crisis by putting pressure on Myanmar from where they have fled. ...

Bangladesh marks 50 years of war victory against Pakistan

Dec. 16, 2021 09:39 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh on Thursday marked 50 years of victory over Pakistan in a bloody war for independence by hosting a military parade with the Indian president as a guest of honor. On Dec. 16, 1971, Pakistani soldiers surrendered to a joint India-Bangladesh force,...

US issues sanctions, visa bans to mark Human Rights Day

Dec. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. issued financial sanctions and visa bans on former and current government officials and entities in nine countries Friday — including China, Myanmar and Russia — as part of coordinated actions with Canada and the U.K. to coincide with International Human Rights Day....

Rohingya sue Facebook for $150B, alleging role in violence

Dec. 07, 2021 20:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Rohingya refugees sued social network powerhouse Facebook for more than $150 billion, accusing it of failing to stop hate speech that incited violence against the Muslim ethnic group by military rulers and their supporters in Myanmar. Years after coming under...

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits Myanmar near India border

Nov. 25, 2021 20:41 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit northwest Myanmar near India's border early Friday but there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.8 kilometers (20.4 miles)...