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The fire started at the United Hospital Ltd. in Dhaka's Gulshan area. Firefighters have recovered the bodies of four men and one woman.

Although none of the detected infections are critical, health officials and NGO workers in the Rohingya refugee camps are worried transmission is widespread.

Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

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Myanmar files first Rohingya case report to ICJ

Myanmar has submitted its first report to the ICJ on steps taken to prevent the genocide of the Rohingya Muslim population.

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Anu Shukla

Traumatised Rohingya fear impact of cyclone on prison island

Tensions are rising on the remote prison island of Bhasan Char, where some 300 Rohingya refugees were shipped after being rescued from ...

Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

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Outrage over travel vlogger's Yemen stay during coronavirus pandemic

Polish social media influencer Eva Zu Beck has come under fire for her 'selfish' and 'immoral' stay on Yemen's remote Socotra island.

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle under the Kafala system.

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India, Bangladesh brace for cyclone during pandemic

Amphan is expected to make landfall on Wednesday morning, and forecasters warned of extensive damage.

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Race to prevent coronavirus 'nightmare' in Rohingya camps

Emergency teams are trying to prevent a coronavirus 'nightmare' amongst Rohingya Muslim refugees.

Beth English and Kelly Pike

Will the pandemic set women back?

Comment: The response to Covid-19 cannot be gender neutral. It must safeguard and bolster the gains women have made, write Beth English and ...

Rohingya man tests positive for coronavirus in <em>Bangladesh</em> camp

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Rohingya man tests positive for coronavirus in Bangladesh camp

Rapid investigation teams have been deployed to trace the contacts of one Rohingya refugee and a local man who tested positive for coronavirus ...

Hanan Zaffar

India clamps down on Muslims under cover of coronavirus

India is using the coronavirus pandemic to crack down on Muslim activists following widespread anti-government protests last year.

Fire destroys hundreds of Rohingya shanties in <em>Bangladesh</em> camp

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Fire destroys hundreds of Rohingya shanties in Bangladesh camp

Some 330 rough buildings, including homes and shops, in the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp were completely destroyed in the fire, which began ...

Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

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Rohingya refugees quarantined on island 'unfit for habitation'

Bangladesh has quarantined 29 Rohingya refugees on an unstable silt island where they have little access to aid, after being stranded ...

'Stranded' Rohingyas land on <em>Bangladesh</em> coast

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'Stranded' Rohingyas land on Bangladesh coast

Dozens of Rohingya refugees believed to have been on two boats stranded at sea for weeks landed on Bangladesh's coast.

Myanmar military committing crimes against humanity, UN  warns

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Myanmar military committing crimes against humanity, UN warns

The UN rapporteur has warned that Myanmar is 'maximising suffering' for Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in actions reminiscent of 2017 ...

Tahmina Begum

This Ramadan let's reconnect with our parents' stories

Ramadan under lockdown is a chance for British Muslims to reflect and ask the questions they've always wanted to know about their parents' lives.

The New Arab & agencies

Record 50 million refugees currently internally displaced

Conflict and disaster forced more than 33 million people to flee within their own countries last year, putting them at greater risk amid the ...

The New Arab

HRW urges Bangladesh to reverse 'inhumane' Rohingya boat push-backs

Bangladesh's rejection of boats stranded for several weeks with hundreds of Rohingya refugees on board threatens lives and violates ...

The New Arab

Rohingya refugees at sea risk contracting Covid-19: UNHCR

The United Nations have warned that turning away Rohingya refugees could prove fatal, especially given the coronavirus pandemic.

How coronavirus has changed the way Muslims celebrate Ramadan

Austin Bodetti

How coronavirus has changed the way Muslims celebrate Ramadan

This year, Ramadan will bear little resemblance to the celebrations that have coloured Islam's history for centuries.

The New Arab & agencies

Unprecedented virus lockdown as Muslims mark Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan begins under unprecedented social restrictions across the world, preventing the traditional mass prayers and large ...

<em>Bangladesh</em> to turn back new Rohingya refugee boats: minister

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Bangladesh to turn back new Rohingya refugee boats: minister

Hundreds of Rohingya Muslim refugees are stranded at sea as Bangladesh and Malaysia refuse to allow them entry.

Ramadan robbed of joy for Rohingya refugees under lockdown

Anu Shukla

Ramadan robbed of joy for Rohingya refugees under lockdown

With lockdown measures and food shortages at refugee camps, Rohingya Muslims in Bangladesh face a challenging Ramadan.

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