Myanmar

Myanmar villagers flee to Bangladesh amid Rakhine violence

Fighting between Myanmar's military and the Arakan Army has displaced more than 5,000 people since December.

Myanmar villagers flee to Bangladesh amid Rakhine violence

Malaysia

Facing Myanmar return, Chin watch unrest with alarm

Ethnic Chin people were told last year it was safe to return but experts say situation in Myanmar is too volatile.

UN urged to suspend Myanmar return plan for Chin amid unrest

Bangladesh

'Hercules' vigilante kills suspected rapists in Bangladesh

Rights groups fear extrajudicial killings after at least three rape suspects found murdered in the past two weeks.

'Hercules' vigilante kills suspected rapists in Bangladesh

Bangladesh

Almost 5,000 Bangladeshi garment workers sacked over strikes

Workers sewing clothes for international brands had protested earlier this month over wages.

Almost 5,000 Bangladeshi garment workers sacked over strikes

Nepal

Pilot 'disoriented' before 2018 plane crash in Nepal

A report on the incident that killed 51 people says that 'miscommunication' was not the solely cause of the crash.

Pilot 'disoriented' before 2018 plane crash in Nepal

Asia

Rohingya crisis: UN warns against repatriation

Why the UN says it is still not safe for Rohingya Muslim refugees to return to Myanmar.

Bangladesh

UN warns Bangladesh Rohingya long-term stay likely

Bangladesh struggles to accommodate over 700,000 Rohingya refugees fleeing violence that began in Myanmar in 2017.

Asia

They threatened to kill us if we didn't leave India: Rohingya

India's Hindu nationalist government's crackdown on 40,000 Rohingya forces them to try to cross over to Bangladesh.

Asia

Indian police arrest Rohingya group stuck at Bangladesh border

Fears of deportation to Myanmar has sparked an exodus of Rohingya refugees from across India to Bangladesh.

Indian police arrest Rohingya group stuck at Bangladesh border

Asia

The Hindu Rohingya who want to return to Myanmar

Hindu Rohingya who sought refuge in Bangladesh want to return to their Myanmar homes.

Rohingya

Saudi Arabia to deport 250 Rohingya to Bangladesh: Activist group

Activists fear deported Rohingya could be jailed upon arrival in Bangladesh.

Saudi Arabia to deport 250 Rohingya to Bangladesh: Activist group

India

Over 1,000 Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh fearing crackdown

Activists ask India to honour principle of "non-refoulement" as Hindu far right calls for mass deportation of Rohingya.

Over 1,000 Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh fearing crackdown

Poverty & Development

Bangladesh police and garment workers clash over wage rise

Police fire tear gas and water cannon on protesters, who have been demanding higher wages for the past two weeks.

Bangladesh police and garment workers clash over wage rise

Opinion

The new citizenship bill and the Hinduisation of India

A new bill which seeks to grant citizenship only to non-Muslim immigrants is an attack on India's secular character.

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Bangladesh

Bangladesh man jailed for posting altered photo of PM on Facebook

Mohammad Monir has been convicted under controversial information and communication technology law.

Bangladesh man jailed for posting altered photo of PM on Facebook