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Hundreds of homes in Nayapara Camp have been destroyed by a fire that broke out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

The US government will halt imports of cotton and tomatoes from China's Xinjiang region over Beijing's treatment of the country's Uighur minority.

Rights group urges Facebook to suspend Myanmar military campaigns

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Rights group urges Facebook to suspend Myanmar military campaigns

Burma Campaign UK questioned Facebook’s decision to suspend Donald Trump’s account for inciting violence while continuing to allow the Burmese military to promote recruitment on the platform.

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

Kamal Afzali

India's Assam state passes bill banning Islamic schools

The bill in Assam, home to India's notorious detention camps, replaces existing acts which legislated funding and support for Madrasas as part ...

<em>Bangladesh</em> moves more Rohingya to controversial island

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Bangladesh moves more Rohingya to controversial island

Just under 1,000 Rohingya refugees were in the latest batch heading for Bhashan Char, an isolated flood-prone island, described by Bangladesh's ...

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New UK coronavirus variant found in Bangladesh, Israel

Both Bangladesh and Israel this week announced that the new coronavirus variant from the UK has hit their countries.

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Sesame Street creates Rohingya characters to help refugee children

The popular television show has launched two new Rohingya characters in a bid to help traumatized refugee children

Brooke Anderson

Georgia's first Muslim senator reflects on America's political future

Sheikh Rahman was the first Muslim and Bangladeshi immigrant to be elected to Georgia's senate. Now his state could decide the direction of ...

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ICC requests more evidence for Uighur genocide allegations

Lawyers have reportedly been briefed that the ICC will decide there is still not enough evidence for a full-scale investigation.

<em>Bangladesh</em> ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island

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Bangladesh ships 1,600 Rohingya to controversial island

Bangladesh wants to move 100,000 of the Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char, a low-lying silt island that critics say is prone to ...

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Amnesty urges Bangladesh to halt Rohingya remote island relocation

Bangladesh began the transfer on Thursday amid sustained criticism from human rights groups.

France to inspect scores mosques in 'unprecedented' move: minister

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France to inspect scores mosques in 'unprecedented' move: minister

At least 18 of the mosques due for inspection are subject to 'immediate actions', according to reports.

Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

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Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

The individuals, most of whom were construction workers, were accused of putting up social media posts 'which incited violence or stoked ...

CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

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CAIR slams President Macron’s ultimatum to French Muslim leaders

CAIR accused President Macron of turning 'Liberté, égalité, fraternité' into 'repression, inequality and division'.

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

Tanbirul Miraj Ripon

The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

In-depth: Excluded from voting and long denied citizenship, Rohingya Muslims face a precarious future in post-election Myanmar.

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France threatens home-schooler parents with jail in 'anti-extremism' drive

France will introduce an identification number system to help enforce the controversial legislation.

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Macron tells Muslim leaders to 'admit Islam is apolitical'

President Macron has asked the French Muslim community to draw up a charter that stipulates Islam is a religion and not a political movement.

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Transgender people to gain inheritance rights in Bangladesh

Transgender people will soon be able to inherit property from their families, the latest effort to give the minority group more rights in the ...

Brooke Anderson

Iman Jodeh makes history as Colorado's first Muslim lawmaker

Iman Jodeh, Colorado's first Muslim state representative, reflects on what inspired her to run for office and how she plans to be a voice for ...

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Malia Bouattia

When 'freedom of speech' means just the opposite

Comment: The abject failure of European counter-terror policies is clear for all to see. Doubling down on them will only worsen the problem, ...

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EU chief calls for body 'to train imams'

A European institute should be formed to train imams across the region, the EU chief suggested on Monday, amid weeks of heightened tensions.

Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

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Suu Kyi forecast to triumph in virus-hit Myanmar election

The election is just the second since the Southeast Asian nation emerged from nearly half a century of junta rule in 2011.

<em>Bangladesh</em> opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

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Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

Bangladesh has opened its first Islamic school for transgender Muslims, in a new win for LGBTQ+ members of the Islamic community.

French Muslim leaders slam anti-French boycott

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French Muslim leaders slam anti-French boycott

Several French Muslim leaders condemned calls for boycotts of French goods in Muslim countries as "unjustified" and accused those leading the ...

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