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An elderly man has become the first Rohingya refugee living in Bangladesh to die of coronavirus.

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of migrants face the threat of coronavirus.

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

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Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

Thousands of <em>Rohingya</em> under coronavirus quarantine as cases rise

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Thousands of Rohingya under coronavirus quarantine as cases rise

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

Myanmar files first <em>Rohingya</em> 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.

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 traffickers.

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TNA Voice: Covid-19 is bearing down hard on refugees

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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.

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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 ...

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

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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 Bangladesh 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 ...

Record 50 million refugees currently internally displaced

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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 ...

HRW urges Bangladesh to reverse 'inhumane' <em>Rohingya</em> boat push-backs

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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 ...

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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.

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.

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Ramadan 2020: Keeping the faith in times of adversity

The New Arab curates the best Ramadan 2020 content in celebration of the holy Muslim month.

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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 <em>Rohingya</em> 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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Tens of thousands defy Bangladesh lockdown for imam's funeral

Hundreds of thousands of mourners attended the funeral of Jubayer Ahmad Ansari, despite an agreed limit of 50 people due to the risk of ...

Myanmar strikes kill 32, mostly women and children: UN

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Myanmar strikes kill 32, mostly women and children: UN

The UN said 32 civilians, most of them women and children, were killed in air strikes by Myanmar's military amid clashes with insurgents.

Myanmar releases 25,000 prisoners amid virus fears

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Myanmar releases 25,000 prisoners amid virus fears

Myanmar is releasing a quarter of its prison population. Hundreds of Rohingya Muslims were detained in prior months and later released.

Malaysia turns away boat with 200 <em>Rohingya</em> refugees

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Malaysia turns away boat with 200 Rohingya refugees

Around 200 muslim refugees fleeing from ethnic violence in Rohingya were turned away by Malaysian authorities over coronavirus ...

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