Authorities are investigating the cause of the blaze and have shifted the Rohingya, who were living in more than 400 tents, to another location. Although there were some minor injuries, no deaths were reported.
Bangladesh reports just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees are in the latest group heading to Bhashan Char, despite opposition from rights activists.
Facebook's reluctance to oppose anti-Muslim bigotry on its website has led dozens of US members of Congress to try and force the tech behemoth into action.
One would think leaders worthy of international recognition as peacemakers wouldn't have blood stains on their names. But these leaders certainly do:
Bangladesh's authorities said it is only moving refugees who are willing to go but many families say they are taken against their will.
Police escorted first of the refugees from Cox’s Bazar to Chittagong port and then on to Bhasan Char – a flood-prone Bay of Bengal island that emerged from the sea 20 years ago.
At least 322 seats are needed in the bicameral legislature to form a government and Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) has so far grabbed 346 seats of the 412 that have been declared.
The Nobel laureate, once seen as an icon of democracy, took part in an election in which Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorities were not allowed to vote.
Polls being held in the backdrop of concerns about oppression of opposition parties and the disenfranchisement of minorities, including the persecuted Rohingya community.
Repatriation or permanent settlements should take precedence over spending money to prolong the status quo for Rohingya refugees around the world.
For Riyadh, the Rohingya refugees on the Saudi soil are still ‘undesirables,’ a burden to be dumped on Bangladesh.
How local fishermen obeyed an ancient custom, defying government orders by doing so.
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