Maher Sattar

Maher Sattar

Asia Pacific

Aid workers: World leaders need to do more for Rohingya refugees

Aid workers say the Rohingya crisis at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border is now one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world.

Aid workers: World leaders need to do more for Rohingya refugees

Asia

Landmines kill Bangladeshis near Myanmar, crisis escalates

Reports emerged last week that Myanmar's army has been planting land mines targeting Rohingya fleeing across the border to Bangladesh. Since then, several explosions have been reported.

Landmines kill Bangladeshis near Myanmar, crisis escalates

Asia Pacific

Rohingya refugees risk dangerous journeys to escape violence

The boat passage into Bangladesh from Myanmar is difficult and most Rohingya have no local currency to pay for it, especially since some of the smugglers charge exorbitant fees. They claim that they are risking their lives to take people across.

Rohingya refugees risk dangerous journeys to escape violence

Asia

Waiting for unfulfilled promises in Bangladesh-India enclaves

A year after Bangladesh and India swapped enclaves they held inside each others borders, many residents are still waiting for promises to be kept.

Waiting for unfulfilled promises in Bangladesh-India enclaves

Asia

Bangladesh honours 1971 war victims

The Bangladeshi government has observed its first Genocide Day, marking the anniversary of a crackdown on civilians by Pakistani forces in 1971.

Bangladesh honours 1971 war victims

Asia

Religious self-censorship hits Bangladesh book fair

Every year, thousands of book lovers from across Bangladesh converge on the capital for the Ekushey Book Fair, one of the country's biggest cultural events.

Religious self-censorship hits Bangladesh book fair

Poverty & Development

Bangladesh revamps Dhaka slum after massive fire

Improved electrical wiring is being installed and new roads built in the aftermath of a blaze that damaged 500 homes.

Bangladesh revamps Dhaka slum after massive fire

Rohingya

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh and Thailand, worlds apart

Differences in how the two countries have treated the persecuted Rohingya could not be more stark.

Rohingya camps in Bangladesh and Thailand, worlds apart

Asia

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar tell of trauma

Some hid in rice fields, others ate only leaves while making the long journey by foot across the border into Bangladesh.

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar tell of trauma

Thailand

Bangkok cleans up its act

City once notorious globally for its thick blanket of smog now outperforms San Francisco, Melbourne, Paris and Berlin.

Bangkok cleans up its act

Thailand

Thais flock to Grand Palace to pay respects to late king

Thousands of black-clad mourners visit revered King Bhumibol Adulayadej's coffin in the Grand Palace.

Thais flock to Grand Palace to pay respects to late king

Thailand

Could Duterte take a leaf out of Thailand's drugs playbook?

While Philippines kills drug dealers en masse, Thailand takes a step back from its own bruising war on drugs.

Could Duterte take a leaf out of Thailand's drugs playbook?